I know Fourth of July has come and gone, but these Jello stars would be great for any holiday depending on the colors you use and the shape you cut it out with! This is the perfect summer treat, cold and sweet and refreshing…plus, what kid (or kid at heart) could resist these??
I followed this recipe from Brown Eyed Baker, but substituted low fat condensed milk instead of full-fat…did not miss it, though! It’s such a fun treat to make with the kids!
We just prepared two boxes each of red and blue jello in square pans and let Malia go to town cutting it up into little pieces with a plastic knife when it was chilled…some may have made its way into her mouth during the process 🙂 Stir together the unflavored gelatin, water, and condensed milk…allow it to cool, and then pour over the mixture of blue and red jello pieces. Refrigerate again until really firm, and then cut with your favorite cookie cutter shape. I’m thinking red and white Valentine’s Day hearts, orange and yellow Halloween pumpkins, red and green Christmas cookie cut outs, even blue and yellow football shaped ones for Notre Dame’s college football season 🙂
This little girl sure loved them, she ate three stars in one sitting!
Fourth of July Jello Stars
From Brown Eyed Baker
2 boxes (3 oz each) of red jello
2 boxes (3 oz each) of blue jello
2 packages Knox unflavored gelatin
14 oz can low-fat condensed milk
Prepare jello by combining each box with one cup of boiling water. Pour each color into similar size square pans and allow to chill until firm. Once chilled, cut into squares and mix the squares together in a 9×13 pan. In a separate bowl, combine Knox gelatin with 1/2 cup cold water. Wait 5 minutes, then pour 1 1/2 cups boiling water into the bowl and dissolve the gelatin. Then add the can of condensed milk. Allow the mixture to cool before pouring over the red/blue jello blocks in your 9×13 pan. Chill overnight or for at least 3 hours until firm, before cutting out with your desired shape. Enjoy!