One of the first fun things I did with Zoe when I moved in was to make stripped finger Jell-O for her. She was impressed with the rainbow colors and at that point thought I was the best step-mom ever.
I thought I’d make it again, only this time with a Valentine’s Day Theme. I like the different shades of reds, and the flavors, strawberry, cherry, raspberry all work well together. I won’t lie, this is time-consuming, and kind of messy to make, but the smiles and giggles at the finished product make it all worth while.
7 Layer Finger Jell-O
You will need
4 boxes (3 oz.) Jell-O. I used cherry, strawberry, raspberry and strawberry banana. You can choose any flavors you want.
1 can (12 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 box (4 envelopes) Knox unflavored gelatin.
In a small bowl mix 1 box flavored Jell-O, 1/2 envelope gelatin, and 1 cup boiling water. Stir until completely dissolved. Let cool to room temperature.
Poor room temperature jello into 9×13 pan, and place in refrigerator for 15 minutes, or until set. You will do this for every flavor jello.
In a separate small bowl sprinkle 2 envelopes of gelatin over 1 cup cold water and let set. In a large bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk with 1 cup boiling water. Stir until combined. Add 1/2 cup boiling water to gelatin mixture to dissolve gelatin. Add to milk mixture, stirring until combined. Cool to room temperature.
Pour 1 cup milk mixture on set layer of jello. Refrigerate for 15 minutes or until set.
Repeat for next flavor, alternating jello layer with milk layer.
Let Jell-O set completely. Cut and serve.
Notes: I heat the water to boiling for each flavored jello layer in the microwave. Once a jello layer is poured into the pan, I make the next flavor jello and let it cool to room temperature while the two layers prior are setting.