Red White and Blue Jello Mold is a tasty layered recipe great for the summer. A patriotic dessert perfect for Memorial Day or Fourth of July!
Closeout a hot holiday outback or by the pool or grill with a nice, cool Jello dessert. For more festive & patriotic desserts, try our Red White & Blue Popsicles or our 4th of July Firecracker Jell-O Cups.
Red White and Blue Jello Mold
The summer is home to some of my favorite holidays! Between Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day, there’s plenty of reasons to celebrate and enjoy the warm weather. These holidays are also the perfect reason to have a grill-out or barbecue! Alongside all the usual BBQ food- burgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken- you should also serve up some tasty desserts. If you’re in the mood for something sweet and simple, try this Red White and Blue Jello Mold!
Layered Jello desserts are always a delight to make. For starters, I’ll never turn down Jello! Also, layering different flavors yields an attractive dessert. While you could go with any number of flavored gelatins or colors for this recipe, stick with red and blue to keep things festive. We’ve also made things interesting with this recipe by making the middle white layer sweetened milk gelatin- it’ll play perfectly with some Cherry and Berry Blue Jello!
Like we said before, this festive dessert is perfect for all those patriotic holidays. We can think of few better ways to cap off a hot day outback, grilling up hot dogs and hamburgers, than with a nice cold slice of this Red White and Blue Jello Mold dessert! This is a fun, patriotic dessert recipe we know you folks are gonna love.
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Red White and Blue Jello Ingredients
Jell-O / Flavored Gelatin – For our red and blue layers. For red, we went with the Cherry Jello and, for blue, we used Berry Blue Jello. You’ll want to get 2 boxes for whichever color will be your bottom layer- one box ends up being a bit too thin.
Unflavored Gelatin – For our white layer.
How to make Jello Mold
Mix blue Jello with boiling water then adds to the greased bundt pan. Allow to set in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Allow unflavored gelatin to bloom in milk while heating the remaining milk to a boil and mixing with sugar. Add milk/sugar mix back to bloomed gelatin and milk before stirring to combine. Let cool, add to the bundt pan, and then let set in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Mix red Jello with boiling water then add to the bundt pan. Allow to set fully in the fridge for 2 hours before serving.
Our first layer is easy. Just dissolve the Jello mix in some boiling water then add to a heavily-greased bundt pan.
The second layer is a bit more involved. Start by sprinkling your unflavored gelatin over top some milk.
Off on the side, bring some milk just up to a boil then mix in some sugar.
Take this hot, sweetened milk and add it to the gelatin and milk from earlier- which now should’ve “bloomed,” where the gelatin picks up some moisture. That’ll make it easier for the gelatin to dissolve more evenly.
Mix everything to combine then allow to cool. Once cooled, carefully add it to the bundt pan, forming a new layer over the blue Jello.
Now the last layer: real easy! Just mix the two boxes of red Jello with some boiling water until fully dissolved.
Let that cool before pouring over the white layer from before to make our final/bottom layer. Let the mold sit in the fridge for 2 hours to set fully.
Once your Red White and Blue Jello Mold has fully set, feel free to cut off a slice, serve, and enjoy!
How long does Jello last?
Once prepared, Jello is safe to eat for about 7-10 days. However, gelatins made with milk will last a bit shorter- more like 4 days. With that in mind, we’ll say that this Jello mold is good for 4-5 days in the fridge. Do note that Jello does deteriorate over time- the longer it sits in the fridge, the more the texture will change so try to enjoy this dessert ASAP!
Red White & Blue Jell-O Mold
- 1 Blue Jell-O Gelatin like 3 oz package Berry Blue
- 2 Red Jell-O Gelatin like 3 oz package Cherry
- 1 envelope Unflavored Gelatin like Knox
- 2 cup boiling Water divided
- 1 cup Milk
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- Heavily grease a bundt pan.
- Place blue gelatin in a bowl and add 2/3 cup boiling water.
- Stir well until dissolved and allow to cool.
- Carefully pour in the bottom of the pan to avoid splashing on the sides and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Add 1/3 cup of milk to another bowl and sprinkle unflavored gelatin over top.
- Heat the remaining 2/3 cup of milk just to a boil.
- Remove from heat and stir in sugar to dissolve.
- Add heated milk to gelatin/milk mixture and stir until blended.
- Allow to cool.
- Gently pour over the blue layer in the bundt pan, avoiding splashing, and return to the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Place both red gelatin mixes in a bowl and add 1 1/3 cup boiling water.
- Stir well until dissolved and allow to cool.
- Carefully pour on top of the white layer in the bundt pan to avoid splashing on sides and place in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours until set.