March 22, 2011
After that last post, and given the increasingly nice weather, I think it’s time for something a little lighter. Ever since I saw the Broken Glass Jello on the Food Librarian’s blog (and while you’re there, check out all the other amazing jello desserts she’s made), I’ve been wanting to make it. There’s something so appealing about it – it’s gorgeous to look at, it’s a breeze to prepare and it’s filled with Jello and condensed milk. That’s one awesome dessert!
There’s not much to say about it…it tastes just like you would imagine it would. It’s maybe not as sweet as I thought it might be. In fact, it’s pretty easy to pop these little cubes back…before you know it, you’ve consumed about two boxes of Jello!
I love the creaminess of the condensed milk, and of course, I loved the Jello. I really appreciate how much fun you could have with this dessert too, when it comes to how you want it to look. I went with a blue raspberry-lime-lemon-grape flavor combo, but you could easily use just one, two or three colours (I’m thinking of cherry and watermelon for Valentine’s Day). You can cut the Broken Glass Jello into cubes, but you can also use cookie cutters to get specific shapes (lime Jello and a shamrock cookie cutter sounds perfectly St-Patrick’s to me). Next time, I think I’ll try using the sugarfree Jello, which is just as tasty as regular Jello, as far as I’m concerned.
Broken Glass Jello
adapted from The Food Librarian
4 small boxes (3 oz. each) of Jello in different colors.
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1. For each flavor, dissolve one box of jello in one cup of boiling water. Pour into a container and chill.
2. After chilling the four flavors, cut them into small blocks.
3. Carefully mix the blocks in a 9 x 13 pan.
4. In a separate bowl, sprinkle 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin into 1/2 cup cold water. After the gelatin blooms, add 1 1/2 cup boiling water and dissolve. Add the can of condensed milk. Stir and cool. Pour cooled milk mixture over jello and chill overnight.
5. Cut into blocks or shapes and serve!