July 4th Jell-O

Donkey: You know what else everybody likes? Parfaits. Have you ever met a person, you say, “Let’s get some parfait,” they say, “Hell no,  I don’t like no parfait”? Parfaits are delicious. – Shrek, 2001.

My kids love Jell-O – I’ve never met a child that doesn’t. I whipped up these patriotic parfaits for a July 4th treat, and they were a big hit! They are easy to make, but do take some time for each layer to set.

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 3 oz. Berry Blue Jell-O
  • 3 oz. red Jell-O (I used sugar-free raspberry)
  • Lite Cool Whip
  • Fat free whipped cream (in a can)
  • Fresh blueberries
  • Fresh raspberries


Make the blue Jell-O according to the directions on the package. Pour into four clear dessert trifles (clear wine goblets or tall glasses work well, too.) Refrigerate until the gelatin sets (a few hours or so.)

Spoon in a layer of Cool Whip. Again, refrigerate for at least an hour.

Prepare the red Jell-O following the directions on the box. I use the “speed method” which calls for adding ice to the mix. Add this as the next layer, and refrigerate for a couple of hours, until set.

Top off with whipped cream, blueberries and raspberries. Kids love to help with this part!

Watch these treats disappear!

Hey adults – these parfaits make a great dessert for you, too, but if you want something a little more grown-up, check out my patriotic jell-o shots recipe at: https://kelleychisholm.wordpress.com/2011/07/04/patriotic-party-shots/

Eat, drink and be merry!

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