Ribbon Jello

READY IN: 6hrs 45mins
Recipe by Color Guard Mom

My mom used to make this every Christmas and every 4th of July. It was a real treat and was requested at all my siblings high school graduation open houses. It's yummy and beautiful to look at - so make sure you assemble it in a clear dish. Use your favorite Jello flavors and colors or vary by season! I'm having to guess at the preparation and "cook" (refridgeration) times, just so I can post this - so don't expect them to be exact.

Top Review by lmaiorana

Made this as a side dessert to go with cake for my grandparents 60th anniversary party. My dad has celiac disease so this was perfect for him. I used berry, lime, and strawberry flavors. Everyone loved it! I think next time I'm going to try to use nonfat milk and nonfat/light sour cream. Definitely a keeper!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil 2 cups whole milk and 1 cup sugar.
  2. Soften 2 packages of gelatin in ½ cup cold water. Heat over medium heat until dissolved. Add to milk and sugar.
  3. Add 2 cups sour cream, 2 teaspoons Vanilla and beat until creamy. Set aside. *Do not refrigerate.
  4. Prepare first color of jello (3 oz pkg). Pour into pan and refrig. Until firm.
  5. Pour 1 ½ cup white mix over it and refig. For ½ hour.
  6. Repeat with each color of jello.

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