Make this Fun Rainbow Jelly with your Kids

Make this Fun Rainbow Jelly with your kids.  A very simple but impressive and yummy dessert. It’s also the antidote to instant gratification because your child has to wait patiently for each layer of jelly to set. They will be fascinated and it will be well worth the wait.

Alternate plain jelly layers with creamy jelly layers for an attractive effect. If you really want your child’s efforts to be appreciated, serve when you have guests around to witness the master. If you don’t like cream or kids can’t tolerate dairy, just make jelly as normal.

Rainbow Jelly

What Do You Need to Make Fun Rainbow Jelly:

  1. Four packets of different coloured/flavoured jelly (or as many as you like)
  2. 250ml cream
  3. Boiling water
  4. Cold water
  5. Clear glass serving dish or a jelly mould
  6. Mixing bowl
  7. Measuring jug
  8. Spoon

Your kids will feel like heroes when they serve up this magnificent-looking dessert that will elicit many ooh’s and aah’s from the impressed diners at the table. Serve with cream, custard or ice cream.

How To Make Fun Rainbow Jelly:

  1. Make up the first layer of jelly as per the instructions on the packet. Normally dissolve the jelly powder in 225ml of boiling water (parents of younger children need to help with the hot water). Stir until all granules have dissolved and the liquid is clear. Add 225ml cold water. Stir and then pour into the glass serving dish or jelly mould. Place in the fridge to set. This takes 2 – 3 hours.
  2. Choose another coloured jelly. Dissolve the jelly powder in boiling water. Now, instead of adding cold water only, add half cold water and half cream (110ml of each will do fine).
  3. Gently pour the creamy mixture on top of the first layer of jelly and carefully transfer the dish or mould back to the fridge to set. The creamy layer sets quicker than the clear jelly layer.
  4. Make another clear jelly layer and finally top with a creamy layer. You now have a wonderful stripey jelly that is absolutely delicious
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