Gentle Readers, rarely has one photo of a congealed dessert caused such a stir. This past Memorial Day weekend, my friend LiteracyCook presented one of the seven wonders of the Jell-O World.
Yes, the colors are in order. And if one likes Jell-O, you are in for a treat. Because I am on record as having some texture issues, I never make Jell-O, so this was a double-treat for TPC’s Jr. Now, before The Practical Cook’s Mom has a chance to bemoan the fact that she raised two kids who didn’t like Kool-Aid or Jell-O, I shall share this recipe.
Rainbow Jell-O Recipe Revealed!
From guest blogger LiteracyCook: The biggest tip, start early!
I was able to do two colors a night. I got the recipe from a community cookbook my mother-in-law gave me years ago. They suggest using sour cream or yogurt and a 9 by 12 pan. I’ve also done it with a jello mold (only three colors of jello) but it needs to harden much longer. This was my first attempt with the 12 layers.
Six boxes of different colored Jell-O (I assume you can Roy G. Biv this one, I believe indigo was sent the way of Pluto for this dish)
Carton of vanilla yogurt
1. Spray 9 x 13 dish with cooking spray.
2. Dissolve one jello packet in 1 cup boiling water.
3. Mix 1/3 cup jello-water with 1/3 cup vanilla yogurt (I used a little one than a third cup of each – the thirds weren’t quite enough to cover the pan)
4. Pour yogurt mixture into prepared dish. Refrigerate about an hour.
5. Pour rest of jello-water over hardened yogurt mixture. Refrigerate.
I don’t think this was beginner’s luck! Wow, it looked amazing, seriously amazing in person. Very much worth it if you want the shock and awe dessert of any picnic or potluck where the younger set is very much in attendance.
Are you a fan of Jell-O? Have you ever tasted the rainbow? Post your comments below, or Tweet my way. It won’t hurt, I promise.
Queries, challenges, and restaurant recommendations can be emailed to practical cook at gmail dot com. Connect on Facebook: The Practical Cook Blog. (Thanks in advance for spreading The Practical Cook Blog word. Press “like” on Facebook today!)
Coming up Sunday, it’s time for Weekly Menus! There will be pork chops.