I have a confession to make: I love Jello. I love how bright it is. And how jiggly. And how sweet. For an end of the year school celebration, you can’t beat Jello (nothing says celebration like Jello). This year I was a little pressed for time, so I didn’t do my usual rainbow Jello, which takes hours and lots of precision to prepare. Instead, I went with this fabulous confetti Jello (I’ve also seen it called stained glass Jello). It’s actually quite easy to prepare despite how complicated it looks.
- four 3 oz. packages of Jello (whatever colors you want for the confetti)
- 3 oz. package lemon Jello
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 packages Knox gelatin
Make the four colors of Jello using 1 cup of boiling water to 1 package of Jello. Chill in separate containers until set, then chop into small cubes. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan and arrange the chopped Jello pieces in it trying to mix up the colors evenly. In a separate bowl, sprinkle two envelopes of plain gelatin with 1/2 cup cold water. Once the gelatin has softened, add 1-1/2 cups boiling water and about a quarter package of lemon Jello. Stir in the can of sweetened condensed milk. At this point, taste the milk mixture and add more lemon Jello if you want a stronger lemony flavor. Let it cool and then pour it over the Jello cubes. Chill several hours or overnight. Cut into small cubes and serve while wearing a frilly apron.