Rainbow Jell-O

Layered Rainbow Jello

My youngest grandson, Fischer, loves Jell-O. When he stays over on a school night, his first request for a ‘cold’ lunch includes red Jell-O cups. I took it a step farther and made rainbow Jell-O.

What was suppose to be a joint project with Fischer turned into an all day project for NeeNee while he went to the movies. I should have known he wouldn’t have the patience for this particular project. Four hours later, the colorful layers were ready to set-up for an additional two hours. Yep, you read that correctly. It took six hours to prepare this Jell-O dish.

IMG_7872So, unless you are attending a special event, forget making this particular Jell-O dish. My grand kids had little appreciation for the time it took to make dish. They saw a photo on Google and said, “NeeNee can make that!”

Leave it to stupid-o NeeNee to make good on that claim.


  • 4 (3-ounce) packages assorted flavored gelation
  • 6 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • Boiling water
  • 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup cold water


  1. Combine on package flavored gelatin and one envelop unflavored gelatin in a small bowl. Add 1 cup boiling water and stir until dissolved. Cool 5 minutes. Pour mixture into a deep baking dish of your choice. (I used a Bundt pan). You will want to spray a light coating of cooking spray inside the dish.
  2. Refrigerate 20 minutes.
  3. Combine condensed milk (scrape the inside of the can clean) and 1 cup boiling water in a bowl. Mix well using a wire whisk. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl and add 1/4 cup cold water. Sprinkle two envelopes of the unflavored gelation over the cold water. Let stand for a minute and then stir in 3/4 up boing water.
  5. Add the unflavored gelation mixture to the sweetened condensed milk mixture. Mix well.
  6. Remove the first gelatin layer from the fridge and spoon a layer of the creamy condensed milk mixture over the top. Return to fridge and let set for 25 minutes.
  7. Continue alternating layers of the flavored gelatin and creamy milk mixture. To keep each layer ‘pure’, make sure that you allow the dissolved gelatin to cool down before spooning over the previous layer.
  8. Chill each layer before spooning next layer. Top off the final layer with a flavored gelatin.
  9. Refrigerate for 2 hours before cutting and serving.

This Jell-O recipe will keep in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. Freezing unused portions is not recommended.