I started making this fun flag Jello a couple of years ago and it has become a fun family tradition! With red and white stripes, blue whipped cream and sprinkle stars, it is the American Flag in Jello form. My kids always get a big kick of out helping me make it!
You will need:
- A large tub of sour cream
- 3 small boxes of red Jello
- 3 packages unflavored gelatin
- whipped cream
- blue food coloring
- white sprinkles
- a 9×13 pan
Dissolve your first box of red Jello in 1 cup of boiling water. Add a cup of cold water and mix. Pour the Jello into the pan and allow to set for 30 minutes. Make sure the pan is as flat as possible when you put it in the fridge so your layers don’t end up crooked.
Dissolve a package of unflavored gelatin in 1 cup boiling water. Then add 1/3 of a cup of sour cream and mix until well combined. I use a whisk to get it really well mixed. After the 30 minutes have passed and the Jello in the fridge has set up, pull the pan of Jello out and pour the bowl of Jello with the sour cream in it over top the set Jello. Place back in the fridge for 30 minutes. Repeat until you have all six stripes, three red and three white.
Add a couple of drops of blue food coloring to whipped cream. Spread the blue whipped cream over the top of the red and white stripes. Top the blue whipped cream with white sprinkles to represent the start.
This is pretty darn simple to make, it does take a little bit of waiting time but it packs a lot of fun in one dish.
What do you make for The 4th of July?