Rainbow Jello

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Servings: 24
  • About This Recipe

    “Chilling time not included in preparation time.”


  • 2 (3ounce) packages lemon Jell-O gelatin
  • 2 (3ounce) packages lime Jell-O gelatin
  • 2 (3ounce) packages strawberry Jell-O gelatin dessert
  • 2 (3ounce) packages orange Jell-O
  • 24ouncesevaporated milk( 3/4 cup for each flavor of jello used)
  • Directions

  • You can use any variety of jello you want and as many as you want.
  • Use 1 box of lemon jello with 3/4 cup boiling water and 3/4 cup cold water.
  • Mix well and pour into a 9×13 tupperware container.
  • Let set a little awhile.
  • The next layer consists of the other box of lemon jello, but this time combine 3/4 cup boiling water and let that sit for awhile and when a little cool, add 3/4 cup evaporated milk and mix together and pour onto the 1st layer in tupperware pan (that gives it a slightly different color and taste).
  • Continue with the other colors of jello you want.
  • Kids love it.
  • Reviews

  • “Just had it at a graduation party and everyone loved it.It was done with Lime, Strawberry and Lemon.It was cut into cube size pieces and got a ton of raves.Delicious!!!!”

  • “Yup! All my little friends loved it more than words can ever express!”

  • “Start early, but althoughit takes quite a while to make, it’s well worth it.This is just beautifull!”

  • “Very yummy and just makes you smile!I wedged tinfoil under the pan to keep things level.”

  • “I made Rainbow Cups for my daughters Birthday party. They were soooo cool that I took a pix and posted it.
    I used 1-small box of 5 flavors(purple,blue,green,yellow,orange) and 2 small boxes of red. I put 1 ounce (2 oz of red) of each color in 9oz plastic cups and chilled about 15 minutes before adding the next. It made about 10 cups, and 1 funky cup that had the little leftovers in it.Mammabear, thanks for posting this recipe.
    What a hit! Even the adults thought they were special.”

  • “I made this recipe for our Easter dinner.I put them in individual dishes for each of us.We loved this.It looked so special.I made this the day before and it did take all day but so worth it.I let each layer set for one hour and started the “milk” layer 15 minutes before I wanted to pour it on and the timing worked perfectly.I was able to make 8 individual dishes with this.Thank you for sharing this was me, big hit.”

  • “So much fun to make! All of my roommates loved this recipe. Apparently my fridge is on a hillbecause the layers are slanted! Thanx, I will be making this often. I would allow at 30 least mins to set between layers.”

  • “I’m not giving this any stars because it was a disaster!Not because of the recipe, but because of my own inpatience.I was trying to do four layers–raspberry, raspberry with the milk, lime and lime with the milk–for Christmas Eve.I made one layer and evidently did not wait long enough and poured the second layer on top and made a mess.I think this would be great–but don’t rush it!”

  • “It’s even prettier in real life than the photos!I made this as a side for a birthday party and the kids LOVE it.They even eat it with their fingers with minimal mess.I put mine in a clear glass 9×13 cake pan and got 7 layers.Be patient and let the layers cool enough (30+ minutes in the fridge — don’t risk the freezer).This is easy to make if you’re in the kitchen preparing other things anyway. Clear out a low shelf in the fridge before you begin.I boil my water in the microwave and use evaporated skim milk. I have tried a similar recipe using plain yogurt — I prefer this recipe.”

  • “I loved the colours and layers and the fact that my jello looked very similar to the picture by Leezah4. My kids loved it and it was a refreshing dessert for hot summer weather. I also made this in parfait glasses for a dinner party and it was a huge success.”

  • “This is just such a wonderful recipe and a great way to use up extra jello I had sitting in my kitchen! I loved this recipe. I used Cherry, Strawberry, Grape & Blueberry to make an 8 layer jello dessert. I will definately make this again and again with all kinds of flavors! I also love the flavor the evaporated milk gave each lighter color layer. This recipe is very simple to make, but just takes a little time… but very well worth it!! Thank you for a fantastic and fun idea to make jello!!”

  • “That was really really good…took about 1/2 hour between layers,everyone luved it,it was pretty and it came out of the dish pretty easily,thank you!”

  • “my kids loved it- thanks for posting!”

  • “Always a hit at our family reunion!!”

  • “I have not made this recipe – YET… I just have to point out how versatile this recipe is. All one has to do is mix up the colors to go with the appropriate party – Mexican theme? Green White andRed. Proud America theme? 6 (Red+ White) then 2 (blue + white–This could look like knitting instructions!). St. Paddy’s day? Light and Dark Green. Gay Pride? All the colors of the rainbow. Rastafarian Shindig? Red Yellow and Green. I can’t wait to make this for my recently outed niece. She will love it! “

  • “wow, just like the jello parfaits at the Schwartzwald Inn in Philadelphia. It was always my favorite dessert there. I actually had my engagement party there in the dark ages just for the dessert!!!!”

  • “Sooo very pretty! The addition of evaporated milk gave this a wonderful creamy(creamsicle)taste. I brought a piece over to my MILs and she was HARD CORE hinting that it sure would be nice if this was made for her ladies luncheon at the church-I told her I’d be more than glad to give her the recipe :). This would be so pretty to prepare this in appropriate baby shower colors. Quite time consuming to make, took around 4 hours total, allowing 30 min. for each layer for it to firm up a little before adding the next layer. I prepared this in a pyrex 13×9 pan with no problems.”

  • “AWESOME!!! if your kids are mad at you…whip up some of this and i can almost garuntee that they will love you when their done! (mine did he-he)”