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4th of July Red White and Blue Jello

Everyone will love this patriotic Red White and Blue Jello, especially when you top it with whipped cream! It’s a fun no bake dessert to celebrate the 4th of July or Memorial Day that is simple enough for kids to make, with a little help.

A square of red white and blue jello topped with whipped cream

I don’t know about you but my kids beg all summer for jello. That jiggly little dessert just seems to make them happy which is why they love rainbow jello.

This layered jello is a bit simpler than the rainbow jello but is still a lot of fun for the holidays and can be done with lots of different colors to suit whatever the holidays is.

Think red and green for Christmas or orange and yellow for Halloween or Thanksgiving. Really, there are so many possibilities considering how many flavors and colors of jello there are!

ingredients needed to make this jello

Ingredients you need:

  • Strawberry jello
  • Sliced frozen strawberries
  • Ice
  • Cream cheese
  • Crushed pineapple
  • Berry blue jello
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Whipped cream

You can substitute raspberry jello and frozen raspberries or cherry jello and frozen cherries for the strawberries.

If you would like to make this without the fruit in the jello, follow the directions on the package to make each layer.

How To Make Red White and Blue Jello:

  1. Grease a 9 by 13 casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, mix strawberry jello with 2 cups boiling water and continue mixing for 2 minutes or until jello is completely dissolved.
  3. Add frozen strawberries to the jello and pour into the prepared casserole dish. Refrigerate until firm or at least 30 minutes.
  4. Once the strawberry jello is set, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add drained pineapple and mix well. Spread over the strawberry jello evenly.
  5. Make berry blue jello by dissolving jello mix with 2 cups boiling water. Add frozen blueberries and pour over the cream cheese layer.
  6. Refrigerate the whole thing at least 2 hours before serving.
  7. If desired, turn out the jello onto a platter and slice the jello into squares and top with whipped cream.
layers of jello in a pan

Tips and Tricks

How long will layered jello keep for?

Once the layers are set, keep the jello covered with plastic wrap or a lid. Then the jello will keep for 5 – 7 days.

Does jello need to stay in the refrigerator? 

This jello is not suitable for outdoor parties. It’s best if this is brought out right before serving and then kept in the fridge once you are done dishing it up to everyone.

As it heats up, the layers will begin to separate and the jello will begin to lose it’s water and become leaky. You’ve been given fair warning!

Can jello be frozen?

This jello CANNOT be frozen! Please do not try to freeze it! When frozen jello thaws it separates and is a mess. Just don’t do it!

jello with a bite taken out of it

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Red White and Blue Jello

Everyone will love this patriotic Red White and Blue Jello, especially when you top it with whipped cream!  It’s a fun no bake dessert to celebrate the 4th of July or Memorial Day that is simple enough for kids to make, with a little help.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Chill time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 223kcal
Author: Jade Jones

Ingredients

  • 6 oz strawberry jello package
  • 3 cups sliced frozen strawberries
  • 16 oz cream cheese softened
  • 20 oz crushed pineapples drained
  • 6 oz berry blue jello
  • 3 cups frozen blueberries

Instructions

  • Grease a 9 by 13 casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • In a bowl, mix strawberry jello with 2 cups boiling water and continue mixing for 2 minutes or until jello is completely dissolved.
  • Add frozen strawberries to the jello and pour into the prepared casserole dish. Refrigerate until firm or at least 30 minutes.
  • Once the strawberry jello is set, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add drained pineapple and mix well. Spread over the strawberry jello evenly.
  • Make berry blue jello by dissolving jello mix with 2 cups boiling water. Add frozen blueberries and pour over the cream cheese layer.
  • Refrigerate the whole thing at least 2 hours before serving.
  • If desired, turn out the jello onto a platter and sllice the jello into squares and top with whipped cream.

Notes

Once the layers are set, keep the jello covered with plastic wrap or a lid. Then the jello will keep for 5 – 7 days.
It’s best if this is brought out right before serving and then kept in the fridge once you are done dishing it up to everyone. As it heats up, the layers will begin to separate and the jello will begin to lose it’s water and become leaky. You’ve been given fair warning!
This jello CANNOT be frozen! Please do not try to freeze it! When frozen jello thaws it separates and is a mess. Just don’t do it!

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 21.9mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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