Looking for an easy Patriotic dessert? Don't worry, I've got you covered. These red, white, and blue Jello cups are super easy to make and will please kids and adults.
There are quite a few patriotic holidays or national days of recognition to celebrate throughout the year in the United States. Here are some I've found, in random order:
- Independence Day;
- Memorial Day;
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day;
- Veterans Day;
- Flag Day;
- Washington's Birthday;
- Constitution Day;
- Election Day;
- Presidents' Day.
- Patriot Day;
- Labor Day;
Wow! Quite a few, huh? So if you are thinking of making a little treat to celebrate a Patriotic occasion, don't worry! In this post, I'll share with you a delicious Jello recipe that is extremely easy to make and super cute.
Red, White, and Blue Jello Cups
We have to have red, white, and blue in a patriotic dessert, right? And what's better than Jello to show those bright colors? I mean... Jello has vivid colors, bright flavors, and it's super easy to make. Also, most kids love it, and even adults (including me).
But, to spruce things up, I decided to make a cream to go with it. Actually, this is the way I remember seeing my mom eating her gelatin, with a delicious cream that is slightly sweet and brings a delicious mouthfeel experience.
How to make it
The steps to make these Jello cups are very simple. All you have to do is:
- Prepare the Jello according to the instructions in the box. I used one Strawberry flavor and one berry blue flavor (6oz /170g each).
- Wait until it's completely set and then cut it into squares with a sharp knife;
- Blend heavy cream with sweetened condensed milk inside a small jar;
- Inside the mini cups, make layers of Jell-O squares and the creamy mixture until you reach the top;
- Decorate it how you'd like. The ones in the photos have some whipped cream and sprinkles on top.
Cutting the squares - You can cut the squares according to the size of your cups. You can use a utility knife and run it through the Jell-O, vertically and horizontally, to create the squares.
Removing the squares - Remove them delicately so they won't break. You can use a teaspoon, the tip of a butter knife, or even a spatula, if you want to lift more than one at a time.
Building up the cups - I used an 8oz (237ml) cup to create my dessert, but you can use smaller ones if you prefer. I placed 4 small gelatin squares on the bottom of the cup, alternating the colors and pressing them against the wall to make them visible from the outside. Then I poured a little bit of the cream (about 1.5 tablespoons) and continued this process until there was no more space in the cup.
Making the cream - There's no secret to making the cream. I used 250ml of heavy cream and 150ml of sweetened condensed milk, but you can change the proportions according to your taste. If you like it barely sweet, use more heavy cream and less condensed milk. If you like it sweeter, do the opposite.
Decoration - You can decorate it the way you like. I think that whipped cream goes really well with gelatin, so I decided to top the cups with some whipped cream and shaped red, white, and blue sprinkles.
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Red, White, and Blue Jello with Cream
- 6 oz red gelatin (170g) (Jell-O brand or any other brand)
- 6 oz blue gelatin (170g)
- boiling water use the amount called for on the back of the gelatin box
- cold water use the amount called for on the back of the gelatin box
- 12 fl. oz heavy whipping cream (350ml)
- 5 fl. oz sweetened condensed milk (150ml)
- whipped cream
- Red, white, and blue sprinkles
- Follow the directions on the back of the two gelatin boxes.
- Prepare both gelatine flavors and transfer them to a 8x8 (20cmx20cm) dish. Refrigerate for about 4 hours or until set. You can use the Quickset method mentioned in the box if you prefer.
- Cut squares according to the size of your cups when both gelatins are completely set. You can use a utility knife and run it through the Jell-O, vertically and horizontally, to create the squares.
- Remove them delicately so they won't break. You can use a teaspoon, the tip of a butter knife, or even a spatula, if you want to lift more than one at a time.
- Use small cups of 8oz (237ml) or less to create this dessert. Place a few gelatin squares on the bottom of the cup, alternating the colors and pressing them against the wall to make them visible from the outside. Pour a little bit of the cream (about 1.5 tablespoons) and continue this process until you reach the top of the cup.
- Decorate with some whipped cream and sprinkles or another way you like.
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