Rainbow Gelatin Cubes Recipe
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Rainbow Gelatin Cubes Recipe

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These perky gelatin cubes are fun to serve and to eat! I vary the colors to match the occasion - pink and blue for a baby shower, school colors for a graduation party, etc. Kids of all ages snap them up. -Deanna Pietrowicz, Bridgeport, Connecticut
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:54 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 54 servings


  • 4 packages (3 ounces each) assorted flavored gelatin
  • 6 envelopes unflavored gelatin, divided
  • 5-3/4 cups boiling water, divided
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup cold water

Nutritional Facts

One serving (two cubes prepared with sugar-free gelatin and fat-free sweetened condensed milk) equals 26 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 27 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 fruit.


  1. In a small bowl, combine one package flavored gelatin and one envelope unflavored gelatin. Stir in 1 cup boiling water until dissolved. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish coated with cooking spray; refrigerate until set but not firm, about 20 minutes.
  2. In small bowl, combine the condensed milk and 1 cup boiling water. In another bowl, sprinkle two envelopes unflavored gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Stir in 3/4 cup boiling water. Add to milk mixture. Spoon 1 cup of the creamy gelatin mixture over the first flavored gelatin layer. Refrigerate until set but not firm, about 25 minutes.
  3. Repeat from beginning of recipe twice alternating flavored gelatin with creamy gelatin layers. Chill each layer until set but not firm before spooning next layer on top. Make final flavored gelatin; spoon over top. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour after completing last layer before cutting into 1-in. squares. Yield: about 9 dozen.
Originally published as Rainbow Gelatin Cubes in Taste of Home April/May 2002, p29

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Reviewed Dec. 24, 2014

"Mine didn't look anything like the one in the picture. The layers were very thin and the last white layer started to thicken, so I put it over a bowl of warm water and that seemed to help a bit. Next time I'll try the microwave for that and maybe a smaller pan than 9x13 so the layers are thicker. Anyone have any comments on this?"

Reviewed Apr. 10, 2014

"I thought that I was supposed to wait 20 minutes for the flavored layers and 25 for the milk layer and when I got to the last milk layer, it had firmed up in my bowl so I couldn't pour it. The directions also say that it takes 30 minutes, and it took me hours! I am exhausted! I don't think that they are going to look like the photo when I cut them up..."

Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

"How cute! My kids love these! One of those recipes that people think you took hours to make and lots of effort... Not so! I like using the different colors as well... Makes a stunning display."

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2012

"This recipe is super easy and always a hit at every gathering I make it for."

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2012

"My kids gobbled them up! Delicious and super easy to make. I love how versatile this recipe is by changing the flavors of jello. It fits any occasion!"

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