Ribbon Jello

Have you ever made ribbon jello? I'd never heard of it before, but over the weekend another mom brought it over for the kids to enjoy while they were having a sleepover, and it was way too cute for me not to share with you all.  Apparently it's an old recipe that you can easily make at home, and such a fun festive way to enjoy Jello (especially when you can make it in whichever colors you need ~ I love the Rainbow Ribbon Jello I found over HERE!)


While it's not all that difficult to make, it can be a little time consuming as you need to let each layer set before adding the next layer.  So, if you're courageous enough to try it out, definitely make it when you'll be home for a few hours to let each layer set. If you've made it before and have other suggestions on how to make it, I'd love to hear them!



Ribbon Jello


  • (For the Jello)
  • 6 3 oz. boxes Jello - 3 red and 3 blue
  • 6 cups boiling water
  • 3 cups cold water
  • (For the White Layers)
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 4 envelopes Knox gelatin
  • 24 oz. vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tsp vanilla


  1. Place 9x13 pan in freezer to keep cold until you begin laying the Jello. Also spray with Pam before beginning to layer Jello.
  2. In saucepan on stove, heat milk on low setting until it becomes lukewarm. In a large bowl mix together 1 cup boiling water and the Knox gelatin. Stir together using a whisk until the gelatin has dissolved. Add warm milk, yogurt, sugar and vanilla and whisk until everything is combined and has no lumps.
  3. Add the first layer blue Jello. Once it's set (about 45 minutes, but will vary some on your fridge), very carefully pour over 1 1/2 cups yogurt mixture on top.
  4. Refrigerate an additional 45 minutes or until it sets.
  5. Continue with remaining colors until Jello is used up (you may have leftover yogurt mixture)
  6. Return to fridge and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  7. Slice into squares and enjoy ~ so cute!


As I looked around the internet, there are lots of variations on this recipe, and more detailed instructions. If you want to see more ideas, go HERE, HERE, HERE or HERE, and let me know how it goes for you!


Looking for more fun 4th of July treats? Here are a few of my favorite recipes to try out. . .



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  1. Tia Vanderwerff says

    Where do you use the 3 cups of cold water

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