Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sea Glass Jello

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Eat your vegetables.

They are good for you.

Jello and condensed milk?

Most likely not a best nutritional choice but it will make you feel like a kid again AND it has restorative powers.

Yesiree

Why just this past weekend this sea glass jello was the remedy for a skinned knee.

It helped stop a bout of crying over a lost toy and alleluia if it didn't chase away a serious case of Monday blahs.

Bet your life salad can't do that!

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Sea Glass Jello
*I have encountered this recipe on so many sites  where it goes by the name broken glass, or stained glass or glass block jello. However I have decided to follow The Recipe Girl who calls it sea glass jello because it reminds her of summer and beaches and collecting sea glass on the beach.


4 boxes (3 oz. each) of Jell-O or any other brand of coloured gelatin. Use what ever colours you want. I like that you can customize the colours for the holidays. ...red and green for Christmas, red and white for Valentine's Day. These were made over the Carnival long weekend thus the multi-coloured theme....you get the idea

1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

2 envelopes unflavoured gelatin

METHOD
For each flavour, dissolve one box of jello in one cup of boiling water. Pour into a container and chill 4 hours until firm or overnight. You can spray the containers with cooking oil if you are worried about them sticking but I don't and I've never had a problem getting them out of the containers.

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After chilling the four flavours, run a knife through them and cut them into small blocks.

Carefully mix the blocks in a 9 x 13 pan

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In another bowl, sprinkle 2 envelopes unflavoured 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.

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Pour cooled milk mixture over jello and chill overnight

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Slice into blocks and serve.

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39 comments:

  1. This is seriously wow. Those colors are great !

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  2. Oooh this is so pretty. I've never seen this before! Since I don't have kids I would probably add some alcohol to it though. Who am I kidding? A lot of alcohol! :)

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  3. How pretty, I'm not sure I could eat them they are too cute.

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  4. Wow I had no idea that it was that easy! It looks so complicatedly beautiful! :o

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  5. I love the name sea glass jello! Great pics!!

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  6. This is just a fun thing to make. Love it!

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  7. What a beautiful recipe. My mom used to make something similar to this but never this perfect. It tasted good though. Your recipe got me traveling down memory lane now. I love it. Thanks for sharing!
    H

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  8. My kids will love this!
    -Ceecee

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  9. Making this this weekend..............when my girls have play dates. Gorgeous, gorgeous

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  10. cant remember the last time I had jello but I will definitely give it a try.

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  11. Lovely pictures! I love the name of these dreamy jelly bars.So colorful and ultra simple recipe.

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  12. This is brilliant! I'm stealing your idea...

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  13. @spicy not my idea originally 'steal' away - spread the jelly joy:-)

    @Candi- yes you can totally add alcohol to it.

    @Shernell maybe a raw version using some agar?

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  14. Such a lovely idea! I really thought you couldn't make Jello classy... but you proved me wrong.

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  15. whoaaa!! my kids dream dessert. i had bookmrked a similar recipe long time back and never got around doing it. This looks soooooo pretty and so easy to make. i really need to do this for my girls. wondering if I can use cream or half and half with sugar added instead of condensed milk.

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  16. Anything with condensed milk is amazing in my mind. This is just such a unique idea and the colours are insanely cool! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. these are amazing! i usually don't appreciate a food for its appearance as much as for its taste (eat with my eyes first? pshaw!), but you've done some eye-catching work here--bravo!

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  18. These are gorgeous! I love all the colors...so fun :).

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  19. These are sooooo cool! Absolutely beautiful. Almost too pretty to eat. I have a coworker/friend from Trinidad, I'm going to send her your website. :)

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  20. Absolutely stunning! That is surely Jello art. x

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  21. An awesome treat, I really love all the colors, must be a hit with the kids of all ages!

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  22. These little treats have awesome colors!

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  23. This makes me so happy just looking at it! Makes me think of beach and verandas, breeze, trees and children laughing.

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  24. I've collected many pieces of sea glass over the years at the beach but nothing as pretty as this!

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  25. Wow! That is amazing and so vibrant! I don't really eat jello but would probably try it after seeing your creation.

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  26. Beautiful idea!! I may want to steal it for my daughter's birthday party in July :))

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  27. This is beautiful...NotQuiteNigella sent me over...stunning. Going to do this on the weekend, while we still have a little summer left!

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  28. Man, this post takes me back. I cannot remember the last day I had jello and condensed milk! That used to be a Sunday treat for us! Want some!

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  29. fantastic!! - for my daughters birthday party in little cups :)

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  30. I'm a huge fan of the stained glass jello, these look awesome!

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  31. Young lady! How come you did not make me jello and condensed milk when I was there?!

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  32. I am a new follower here.

    wow! I haven't try jello and condensed milk yet... really looks good and yummy! I will definitely make some too and by this weekend..

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  33. Came here from Cynthia's....glad i am here....just bowled by the awesome photography and simple to indulging recipes.....

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  34. Thanks for dropping by , i found your wonderful blog that way...and i am wondering how i didn't come here earlier.

    Beautiful looking jello , the kids will surely forget everything for this...

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  35. Love it, we need those treats once in a while. My nephews will enjoy.

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  36. Now this is a fun dessert! It's so pretty!

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