Today, I wanted to share a fun St. Patrick’s Day treat that your family will love! Striped Shamrock Jello! I don’t know about anyone else out there, but my kids love jello. We don’t have it very often, but when we do, they want to eat every last bit of it.
This does take some time to make, but it is easy (the recipe is mainly just waiting for the jello to set) and you just can’t beat how cute it is, right? And its tasty too. A great dish to add to your St. Patrick’s day meal.
Striped Shamrock Jello
- 3 (3 oz.) boxes of lime jello
- 2 (1/4 oz.) envelopes of unflavored gelatin
- 1 (14 oz.) can of sweetened condensed milk
First, mix one box of lime jello with 3/4 cup boiling water in a bowl until dissolved. Then, mix with 3/4 cup cold water. Pour into bottom of a 9×13 baking dish and refrigerate until set up, about 1 hour.
When the hour is almost up, mix the 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin with 1/2 cup cold water for a couple of minutes until it is completely dissolved, then mix with 3/4 cup boiling water. In a separate bowl, mix the sweetened condensed milk with 1/2 cup boiling water. Then add the milk to the unflavored gelatin, mix, and cool. Pour half of this mixture on top of your first lime layer and put in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
Now, another green layer. Repeat the first step above, but you only have to refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Then add the rest of the milk mixture, let set up in refrigerator for 30 minutes. If your milk mixture has set up a little at this point, you can mix in just a little bit of hot water and it should smooth out. And then prepare the last green layer with the same directions as above.
And your all set!
Don’t worry if you don’t have a shamrock cookie cutter. Apparently, they are less common than you might think. We just used a heart cookie cutter and just arranged them to look like a shamrock, and it works just great!
Also, whenever I make this I realize that my refrigerator shelves are not level at all. To help my jello to not set up on only one side of the pan, I lay a ruler on the refrigerator shelf to prop my pan up just a little bit on the downward sloping end. It seems to work pretty well.
Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day!