Because my husband drives a truck for a living, he is gone a lot. When a holiday comes around, we are always excited because we know he will be home. The 4th of July is a day where we just relax and hang out with the family. My husband wil grill out while the kids are playing in the yard. My task is to make the appetizers, sides and desserts. This year I am making these easy and fun Patriotic Red, White And Blue Jello Cups.
These Patriotic Red, White And Blue Jello Cups are festive, low calorie and the kids absolutely love them. If you want to make an adult version, you can add a white liquor to the jello. This recipe is easier to make than you may think. When I first saw the recipe, I thought it would be a pain to pull off. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised!. It just takes a little patience and a steady hand and the results are well worth the effort.
We discovered two things to watch for when making these Patriotic Red, White And Blue Jello Cups. Be sure the Jello is completely dissovled or your Jello will be super grainy. Yuck! The other thing is to watch the milk when you are cooking it. If the temperature gets too high and burns the milk, the taste will be off and the white color will be cloudy and yellow.
When you get to the top (red) layer, be sure to hold tight on the cherry stem when you are pouring your Jello into the cup. You want the stem to stands up in your Patriotic Red, White And Blue Jello Cups. This gives the appearance of a firecracker of sorts. It is super cute and you will be thrilled once they are ready to be eaten.
- 1-1/3 cups boiling water, divided
- 1 3 ounce pkg. blue (berry) Jello
- 1 3 ounce pkg. red (cherry Jello
- 1 packet unflavored Gelatin
- 1 cup milk, divided
- 3 Tbsp. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 20 cherries with stems,
- Add 2/3 cup boiling water to berry gelatin mix in small bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Repeat with cherry gelatin mix. Cool.
- Meanwhile, sprinkle unflavored gelatine over 1/4 cup milk in medium bowl; let stand 5 min. Bring remaining milk to boil in saucepan. Remove from heat; stir in sugar and vanilla. Add to plain gelatine mixture; stir until gelatine is completely dissolved. Cool 10 min.
- Spoon berry gelatin into 20 (1-oz.) plastic shot glasses sprayed lightly with cooking spray, adding about 2 tsp. to each. Refrigerate 15 min. or until set but not firm.
- Top with unflavored gelatine mixture, adding about 2 tsp. to each cup. Refrigerate 10 min. Insert cherry, stem end up, into white gelatine layer in each cup. Refrigerate 2 min.
- Cover with cherry gelatin, adding about 2 tsp. to each cup. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Remove from cups before serving.
Lillian Rose Set of 4 Tall Shot GlassesJolly Rancher Jello: Fun Patriotic Colors – 2 Cherry & 2 Blue Raspberry – 2.79oz Box (Pack of 4)Knox Unflavored Gelatine, 16 Ounce (Pack of 2)
Robin (Masshole Mommy) saysJuly 1, 2015 at 1:12 pm
What a fun, festive idea. They are perfect for my big 4th of july cookout 🙂
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle saysJuly 1, 2015 at 1:37 pm
These look fantastic! I love how festive they are, and you did such a great job making the transitions so smooth. This is magazine quality nom noms!
Shop with Me Mama (Kim) saysJuly 1, 2015 at 4:40 pm
Those are beautiful! You did a great job on them! Mine would probably turn out so messy, but I am going to try to make them anyways!
Shauna saysJuly 1, 2015 at 5:02 pm
You know, I saw these on FB earlier today and had to show them to everyone. They not only look delicious, they sound it. I will totally be trying these, this weekend…
Seattle Travel Blogger saysJuly 1, 2015 at 5:03 pm
That looks really good for the Fourth of July. What a festive idea!
Jeanine saysJuly 1, 2015 at 6:31 pm
Wow. These are amazing! They look so perfect too and I bet taste just delicious! How fun
Mandi saysJuly 1, 2015 at 7:27 pm
These are so cool looking! My younger kids finally tried Jell-O and LOVE it so I bet they’d flip if I started layering it like this!
Kate K (My Mommy Brain) saysJuly 1, 2015 at 7:51 pm
What a fun idea for the 4th of July! My kids would love these.
Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins saysJuly 1, 2015 at 7:56 pm
These look so colorful and delicious! I’ll definitely be making these this weekend because I do have a few packs of jello on hand, I just need some cherries though.
Becca Wilson saysJuly 1, 2015 at 8:19 pm
These are so cute and fun. I am going to be trying my hand at some red white and blue recipes this year if all goes as planned.
Amber Edwards saysJuly 1, 2015 at 8:22 pm
Oh goodness, those look absolutely amazing! I would love to make these for the 4th of july! They’d be a hit with the kids!
Mama to 5 BLessings saysJuly 1, 2015 at 8:42 pm
These are awesome! My kids would love this, what a festive and tasty treat!
Lisa Joy Thompson saysJuly 1, 2015 at 9:19 pm
These are so fun and festive! My kids would love them, but unfortunately, they’re allergic to artificial coloring so no Jello for them! 🙁
Kathy saysJuly 1, 2015 at 9:28 pm
What a great idea. I love how festive they are too. I may just have to try these out this year. I have one daughter who really loves jello.
Lee saysJuly 1, 2015 at 9:47 pm
Those look and sound delicious! Your photography is some of the best I’ve seen by the way. Perfect.
Liz Mays saysJuly 1, 2015 at 10:06 pm
These are so fun! They look great in those shot glasses. I’d love to make these for a little outdoor party.
Allie D. saysJuly 1, 2015 at 10:25 pm
These jello cups are super cute! Can’t wait to make this for the 4th of July cook out!
Debbie Denny saysJuly 1, 2015 at 10:29 pm
I like those jello cups. So fresh and festive.
Maureen saysJuly 1, 2015 at 10:55 pm
These are so pretty. They are almost too pretty to eat! I love them!
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert saysJuly 1, 2015 at 11:05 pm
I’m seeing such great red, white, and blue desserts for fourth of July this year!
Valerie saysJuly 1, 2015 at 11:28 pm
This is a beautiful dessert. It seems easy enough to make and sounds delicious. Perfect!
Vera Sweeney saysJuly 2, 2015 at 12:52 am
These 4th of July Jelllo cups turned out amazing! They would be amazing to take to bbqs!
Aubrey saysJuly 2, 2015 at 1:54 am
What cute jello cups. They’re very festive.
Tiffany C. saysJuly 2, 2015 at 9:44 am
These are almost too pretty to eat.
Tracey saysJuly 2, 2015 at 9:53 am
These look so pretty and I love how festive they are! An easy way to get into the 4th of July spirit!
Ninja mommers saysJuly 2, 2015 at 1:27 pm
These are super cute! Will be great for Saturday!
lena saysJuly 2, 2015 at 1:53 pm
Aren;t these absolutely adorable? These for sure would make great centerpieces and desserts at the same time
kristin saysJuly 2, 2015 at 2:39 pm
These look so delicious! I really think these are great for the 4th, very festive.
Ann Bacciaglia saysJuly 2, 2015 at 2:47 pm
These look so delicious. I will have to try making some for my BBQ this weekend. I will have to make a few adult versions as well.
kristin saysJuly 2, 2015 at 2:47 pm
These are cute. Something very $th, but also very unique.
Rosey saysJuly 2, 2015 at 3:33 pm
Those really are pretty for the 4th. I think the Jello makes a great looking table decoration too. 🙂
Crystal saysJuly 2, 2015 at 4:23 pm
Everything has to be red, white, and blue for the 4th! I know these would be a hit at our BBQ this weekend.
Toni | Boulder Locavore saysJuly 2, 2015 at 4:45 pm
These look delicious! This will be a very fun recipe to serve at a Fourth of July party! Thanks for this great recipe!
melisasource saysJuly 2, 2015 at 6:02 pm
These are so cute – and so easy to make! I’ll have to try these!
Christie saysJuly 2, 2015 at 9:11 pm
I love the cherries on top! What a fun treat for everyone this 4th of July!
Krystal saysJuly 3, 2015 at 10:56 am
I love anything WITH JELLO!!! I am going to need to try this!
Rachel Ferrucci saysJuly 8, 2015 at 4:03 pm
How fun are these!!! Love it and even though July 4th is over you can do these in the colors of theme. Love it!
mycraftingworld saysJanuary 1, 2017 at 7:16 am
I like this idea. I had a similar dish with red jello, blueberries and topped with whipped cream. We really liked it for a light dessert. I will try this one too.
Mary Songer saysJuly 5, 2018 at 1:32 am
These are adorable. I love that you can make an adult version too. My jello making skills are not great but I want to try.
Peggy Nunn saysJuly 5, 2018 at 8:29 am
Those are so pretty. I never thought of using milk for the white. You are so smart. I bet they were good.
Dana Rodriguez saysJuly 5, 2018 at 3:04 pm
I love how these turned out. They are so pretty and festive!
Sue E saysJuly 14, 2018 at 7:21 pm
These drinks are too pretty to drink ! They sound & look refreshing! These are certainly patriotic drinks.
When us adults were given Jell-O shots, we needed a backup driver to take us home.