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Layered and Colorful Jello Party Recipe

Whether you’re looking to impress a crowd of kids, or want to add a colorful touch to your dessert table, this rainbow jello dessert screams fun. The best part, it’s so easy to make!


Congratulations! You are 7 minutes away from this absolutely fun dessert. 

Is it just me or are birthday parties all about the dessert table now? These confectionary tables are a wonderful way to take your party to the next level. But sometimes, we don’t know what to fill them with. How many individual desserts can you realistically make ahead of time? You don’t want to get so tired in the kitchen that you aren’t able to work on any other of the birthday things.

Here’s the simple formula for dessert tables: easy recipes combined with a wow factor yield optimal results.

And this rainbow jello meets the criteria. It’s easy to make, requires only a few, easy-to-find ingredients, and goes over really well with birthday guests (regardless of age).


How To Serve This Rainbow Jello

  • If you’re looking for the most basic way to serve this jello, just layer and pour into a baking dish and cut into squares when set. This is perfect for when you want to feed a large crowd.
  • Pour your layers into individual ramekins or dessert bowls. This works great if you don’t have too big of a crowd. Everyone gets their own bowl to eat out of.
  • If you want to make this jello even more festive, top it with some whipped cream and some sprinkles. Kids go crazy for this!

You can make this simple yet delicious treat a day or two ahead! This way, you can focus on other aspects of your party! 

Your guests will absolutely love this fun, colorful dessert! And you’ll enjoy making them too!


What do you need for Simple and Colorful Layered Jello: 

  • gelatin
  • cold water
  • milk
  • sugar
  • sour cream
  • dry vanilla
  • Jello packages

I can’t get enough of this gorgeous treat!

Here are some more great individual-sized party desserts!

These Sugarless Dough Rogaliki (rugelach) are a classic Slavic staple.

You can make bakery-style Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Muffins in your own kitchen with this easy recipe!


Layered and Colorful Jello Party Recipe

Jello is a simple but colorful dessert! It's perfect for serving at dinner and you kids will love it.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegetarian
Total Time: 5 hours
Calories: 288kcal


  • small bowl


  • 2 packages gelatin
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 2 cups milk, warm
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • ½ tsp dry vanilla
  • 4 packages Jello, variety of colors & flavors


  • In a small bowl combine 2 packages of gelatin and 1/2 cup cold water. Set aside.
    2 packages gelatin, ½ cup cold water
  • Heat 2 cups milk and combine milk and gelatin together. Boil in the microwave for 2 minutes.
    2 cups milk,
  • While milk and gelatin are boiling up, in a separate bowl combine together 1 cup sugar, 2 cups sour cream, and 1/2 teaspoon of dry vanilla.
    1 cup sugar, 2 cups sour cream, ½ tsp dry vanilla
  • Combine milk with sour cream mix. This is the whipped part of the layered jello. Keep it warm so it does not stiffen quickly.
  • Pour a thin layer into a baking dish or cups.
  • For the jello, follow the package instructions on each box. Mix each color as soon as you are ready to put it in your dish.
    4 packages Jello,
  • As soon as each color layer stiffens in the fridge, pour another layer and refrigerate. Continue until the dish fills up. And there you got a colorful and fun treat!


Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 112mg | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg
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