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Patriotic Jello Parfait

This Patriotic Jello Parfait recipe has layers of cherry Jello, a creamy blue Jello mixture, and Cool Whip. They’re topped with a cherry and festive sprinkles.
Prep Time30 mins
Chill Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4th of July, Jello, parfait
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 267kcal
Cost: $6.19

Equipment

  • mixing bowls
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • mixing spoon
  • Mini trifle dessert bowls
  • Piping Tip
  • Disposable decorator bags

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes (3 oz each) Cherry Jell-O
  • 1 box (3 oz each) Blue Jell-O
  • 3 cups boiling water divided
  • 3 cups cold water divided
  • 24 oz Cool Whip, thawed (3, 8-ounce containers)
  • 8 maraschino cherries
  • 2 Tablespoons sprinkles

Instructions

MAKE CHERRY JELLO LAYER:

  • Add cherry Jello to a large bowl.
  • Heat 2 cups of water in the microwave for 3-4 minutes or until boiling.
  • Slowly add boiling water to gelatin and stir for 2-3 minutes or until completely dissolved.
  • Add 2 cups of cold water and stir.
  • Divide cherry Jello into glass dishes.
  • Place in refrigerator to set, at least 2 hours.

MAKE CREAMY BLUE JELLO LAYER:

  • When cherry Jello is set, or just about set, add the blue gelatin to a large bowl.
  • Heat 1 cup of water in the microwave for 2-3 minutes or until boiling.
  • Slowly add boiling water to gelatin and stir for 1-2 minutes or until completely dissolved.
  • Add 1 cup of cold water and stir.
  • Place the blue Jello in the refrigerator to chill slightly, you don't want to add warm Jello to the whipped topping.
  • Add 2 containers of Cool Whip to a large bowl and gradually add the whipped topping to the blue Jello, stirring gently after each addition.
  • After completely combined, place it in the refrigerator to chill until firm, about 1 hour.
  • After the blue Jello mixture is set, transfer it to a large disposable decorator bag. **see notes

ASSEMBLE PARFAITS:

  • Transfer the third container of Cool Whip to another bag.
  • Snip off the tip of the bag and pipe the whipped topping onto the cherry Jello.
  • Then snip off the tip of the bag with the blue Jello mixture and pipe it onto the whipped topping.
  • Decorate with additional whipped topping, a cherry, and sprinkles.

SERVE:

  • Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • These jello parfaits should be assembled the same day you are serving them.

Nutrition

Serving: 6ounces | Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 219mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 151IU | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1mg