Thursday, July 19, 2012

8 Layer Rainbow Jello

Hello!  I'm back with a recipe for 8 Layer Rainbow Jello!  My sister in-law, Lesa, tediously makes this Jello masterpiece for every family picnic and it is gone in seconds.  It takes some time and attention to make but worth it in the end.  I asked Lesa for detailed instructions....because Jello layers can be complicated...really! I had to call her twice when making this the other day. :)

First, you want to stick with the basic flavors of Jello. Strawberry, Orange, Lemon, and Lime. These flavors are the best according to Lesa, she has been making this for over 20 years and has tried almost every Jello flavor combination.
Start with one large package of Lime Jello.  Boil 2 Cups of Water.
  Mix in full package until all sugar crystals are dissolved. 
Remove 1 Cup of hot Jello Mixture into a second bowl.
  Mix in 2/3 Cup of Sour Cream until fully dissolved.
Whisk really hard while the Jello is still hot,
you don't want any Sour Cream "dots" in your first layer. 
Add 1/2 Cup of "ice cold" water to the remaining Jello mixture.
(this will be the second layer) 
Pour the green sour cream mixture into a glass pan, preferably an 11x13 glass pan. 
 Pop any bubbles to create a smooth layer.

Tip:  when pouring each layer, carefully cup the new jello layer onto the set jello layers. 
 If you pour too much, too fast, a hole will rip into your layers!

To quick set each layer, place pan in the freezer until Jello layer is fully set. 
 Be careful not to freeze!
 When the first green sour cream layer is set, add the clear green jello layer.
  Repeat all steps with each package of Jello. 
You will have 8 layers when finished and a yummy, fun dessert to please a crowd!
Thanks to my sweet sister in-law for sharing our family favorite!

1 comment:

t j said...

could you use plain yogurt instead of sour cream?

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