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Tropical Rainbow Dessert Recipe
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Tropical Rainbow Dessert Recipe

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Classic ribbon gelatin salad gets an up-to-date makeover with this tropical treatment. Cream of coconut creates the creamy layers in these showstopping parfaits. I like to surprise my nieces and nephews with this Jell-O mold done in neon colors. —Dan Kelmenson, West Bloomfield, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) strawberry gelatin, divided
  • 5 cups boiling water, divided
  • 5 cups cold water, divided
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cream of coconut, divided
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) orange gelatin, divided
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) pineapple gelatin, divided
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) lime gelatin, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 345 calories, 6 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 148 mg sodium, 71 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve one package of strawberry gelatin in 3/4 cup boiling water. Stir in 3/4 cup cold water. Divide among 12 dessert dishes and refrigerate until set, or pour into a 3-qt. gelatin mold coated with cooking spray and refrigerate until set but not firm, 20-25 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve remaining package of strawberry gelatin in 1/2 cup boiling water. Add 1/2 cup cold water and scant 1/2 cup cream of coconut; stir. Spoon over the first layer. Chill until set but not firm, 20-25 minutes.
  3. Repeat six times, alternating plain gelatin layers with creamy gelatin layers. Chill each layer until set but not firm before spooning next layer on top. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Unmold onto a serving platter. Yield: 12 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 Tropical Rainbow Dessert in Taste of Home February/March 2011, p36

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 345 calories, 6 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 148 mg sodium, 71 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 6, 2011

This was awesome. I made it in a 9 x 13 clear baking dish. Very impressive looking!

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