TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES: 16-20 servings


  • 7 packages (3 ounces each) assorted flavored gelatin
  • 4-1/2 cups boiling water, divided
  • 4-1/2 cups cold water, divided
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk, chilled, divided

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 130 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch.


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve one package of gelatin in 3/4 cup boiling water. Stir in 3/4 cup cold water. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray; refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.
  2. Dissolve a second package of gelatin in 1/2 cup boiling water. Stir in 1/2 cup cold water and 1/2 cup milk. Spoon over the first layer. Chill until firm.
  3. Repeat five times, alternating with creamy gelatin. Chill until each layer is firm before adding the next layer. Refrigerate overnight. Cut into squares. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe takes time to prepare since each layer must be set before the next layer is added.
Originally published as Rainbow Gelatin Salad in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p198

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