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Rainbow Jello

A fun and festive treat to make for a rainbow party or St. Patrick's Day!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 12
Author Laura Silva


  • 6 packages 3 ounce jello (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple)
  • 6 cups boiling water
  • 6 cups ice cubes
  • Clear plastic cups
  • Whip cream optional


For each layer of jello:

  1. Dissolve one packet of jello in 1 cup boiling water. Stir to dissolve (approximately 2 minutes).
  2. Add one cup ice cubes and stir until they are melted (approximately 2 minutes).
  3. Add 2 - 3 tablespoons of the jello mixture to each cup.
  4. Freeze for 5 - 8 minutes or until set.
  5. Repeat the above steps, layering each color of jello until you have all six layers completed.
  6. Place cups in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 1 hour until completely set.

Recipe Notes

Optional: Top with whip cream.