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Layered Rainbow Jell-O

Layered Rainbow Jell-O

A Holiday Classic Gelatin Dish
Prep Time 30 mins
Layering/Refrigeration Time 6 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 7 hrs
Servings 24 servings
Calories 60 kcal


  • 2 glass liquid measuring cups at least 1 cup size
  • Whisk
  • Spoon


  • 6 3 oz Boxes Jell-O Raspberry, Cherry, Lime, Lemon, Orange, Strawberry
  • 6 Cups Boiling Water Divided into 1 Cup Increments
  • 2 Cups Sour Cream Divided into ⅓ Cup Increments
  • 6 Tablespoons Cold Water Divided into 1 Tablespoon Increments


  • Start with gathering all of your supplies and ingredients.
  • Then begin with boiling 1 cup of water and mixing in your first box of Jell-O, the Raspberry. Mix well for 1-2 minutes until the powder is well dissolved.
  • Then separate the Jell-O mixture in half.
  • Attempt to remove as many air bubbles from the tops of the Jell-O mixtures as you can with a spoon.
  • Set one half of the mixture aside for now. With the remaining half, add in ⅓ Cup of Sour Cream. Mix well using the whisk until the mixture becomes a creamy color.
  • Remove visible air bubbles from the top of the Jell-O mixture with a spoon.
  • Then pour your creamy Jell-O mixture into a 9x13 dish then even out the mixture and place the dish in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • After your first layer has chilled, pour your clear Jell-O on top of your creamy layer and remove visible air bubbles with a spoon. Place your dish into the refrigerator for another 30 minutes.
  • Repeat the above steps starting with boiling 1 Cup of water for each flavor of Jell-O until all of your layers are complete.
  • Once all of your layers are complete, refrigerate your Layered Rainbow Jell-O for at least 1 hour prior to serving.
  • Enjoy your Layered Rainbow Jell-O!


Calories are calculated by a third party website and are based on ingredients used.