4th of July jello

i had several requests for my  festive 4th of July jello recipe, so here it is! the white layer is cool and creamy and perfect for a hot 4th of July day. yum! i make this every year and it is always a hit.

Red, White, and Blue Jello
2- 3 oz packages of blue jello
4 cups boiling water, divided
4 1/2 cups cold water, divided
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1 cup milk
2/3 cup sugar
2 cups (16oz) sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2- 3oz packages of strawberry jello
1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
cool whip, room temperature

In a trifle bowl, dissolve strawberry jello in 2 cups boiling water. Stir in 2 cups cold water. Add strawberries, save a few to garnish the top with later. Refrigerate until firm. {2-3 hours} *Do not start the next layer if the layer below is not firm.*

In a sauce pan, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Add the milk and sugar; cook and stir over medium heat until gelatin and sugar are dissolved. Cool to room temperature. Whisk in sour cream and vanillla. Spoon over strawberry jello and refrigerate until firm. {about 1-2 hours}

In a medium bowl, dissolve blue jello in 2 cups of boiling water; stir in 2 cups of cold water. Add blueberries, reserving a few for the top. Spoon over white layer. Chill until set. {3-4 hours} Garnish with cool whip and the reserved berries.

*note, I like to start this recipe 1-2 days before I plan to serve it allow enough chill time for each layer. That way I’m not chained to the kitchen for hours waiting for each layer to chill. For example: I planned to serve this Saturday afternoon this year, so I started it Thursday night by doing the first layer. I then did the second layer Friday morning and the 3rd layer Friday night. Then on Saturday I garnished the top.*

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  1. 1

    This looks so pretty and sounds yummy! What I'm wondering is how you serve it? Is there a way to do it without making a mess & keeping it pretty?

  2. 2

    This is just so beautiful. Too pretty to mess up and eat!!

  3. 3
    Kelli @ RTSM

    This is so pretty! I wish my attempt at a 4th of July dessert would have turned out this great! Thanks for sharing the recipe and for the tip at the end:)

  4. 4

    Love this! This will be added on my list of things to try for the next 4th!

  5. 5

    I'm so glad you shared!!!! I was going to ask and forgot.

  6. 6
    Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish

    Mmmm! That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  7. 7
    The Young's

    Sounds delicious and looks gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!!! =)

  8. 8
    Allyn Marie

    I love this!! It is so pretty and patriotic! Thanks for sharing this!

  9. 9
    Katie's Nesting Spot

    That looks super yummy! I love the fruit on top, makes an already neat looking dessert really special.

  10. 10
    Andrea and Casey

    I'm totally making this next year!! Thanks for the great recipe!

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  13. 12

    Does this call for a small, 1/4oz envelope or a larger one?
    Thank you,

    1. 12.1

      Is it a 1/4 oz packet of gelatin or a larger one?

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