How did the 4th of July get here so fast? It is hard to believe the kid’s are at their halfway point of their summer break. We are planning a quiet family get together at home for the holiday. My husband will be manning the grill, cooking hot dogs and burgers for the kids and chicken breasts for he and I. I will boil a few dozen eggs because they are the hero of two of our favorite BBQ foods. I am making our traditional Deviled Egg Macaroni Pasta Salad, and my Cheddar and Bacon Deviled Eggs. But what about dessert?
Because it is so hot here in July, I want to make a light dessert. Caitlin loves to help me in the kitchen and two of her favorite desserts she likes to make have Jello in them! I think there is something about the layering. I think it is because it lets out her creative side. One of the snacks she will make is her Layered Jello Cups (the non alcoholic kind of course) and this super easy Patriotic Parfait Recipe.
I love this recipe because it is super cheap and so easy to make. All you need is a few boxes of Jello and a few boxes of pudding and some fresh blueberries. It takes just a few minutes to make. The most lengthy part of the recipe is waiting for the Jello to set so you can add your pudding. I recommend you keep this dessert in the fridge until you are ready to serve it. This one will not do well in the heat.
- (2) boxes of red jello (I used raspberry, but cherry and black cherry work well too)
- (2) boxes of white chocolate pudding
- (4) cups of cold milk (do not use soy as it will not set)
- 1 cup of blueberries
- Prepare your jello according to directions. Set aside. Lightly spray the inside of your parfait glass with vegetable oil.
- Pour in ¾-1 cup of jello (depending on what size dish you have) into each of your parfait dishes. Place in fridge for at least an hour, or until firm.
- Prepare your pudding according to directions. Immediately pour in ¾-1 cup of pudding into each parfait glass. Allow to set for at least 2 hours.
- Repeat steps two and three above. Top with blueberries and serve!
What is your favorite 4th of July dessert?