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Patriotic Jell-O

Patriotic Jello is a red, white and blue, hand-held finger jello that is perfect for serving for summer parties and holidays!

bowl of red white and blue jello

This is a re-post of RecipeBoy’s original post back in 2011. He was inspired by RecipeGirl’s Sea Glass Jell-O to make a red, white and blue version.  Finger Jello happens to be a delicious treat to serve. Kids love it, but I must admit… adults love it too. This jello is a perfect recipe for summer barbecues and it’s a fun recipe to make with your kids too.

4 photos showing process of making patriotic jello

How to make Patriotic Jello:

Be sure to read the directions carefully and follow  the steps one-by-one. Make red jello and blue jello in two separate pans. Let them set, then cut them into chunks and sprinkle both color jello chunks all into one pan.

The next step is mixing unflavored gelatin with cold water, and then adding in hot water. Then sweetened condensed milk is mixed in. This mixture is cooled down, and then it’s poured onto the jello chunks. The whole thing is refrigerated until set. Then you can cut the patriotic jello into pieces and serve.

patriotic jello on white plate

NO utensils are required!  Simply display the pieces of Jell-O on a platter and let people pick them up eat them with their hands!

patriotic jello on white plate

They will be sturdy pieces, so they’re easy to pick up as a hand-held treat.

red white and blue jello on white plate

It’s such a fun dessert for 4th of July, Memorial Day or Labor Day weekend. The red, white and blue makes these the perfect patriotic treat!

display of patriotic jello on white plate

Be prepared for questions about this recipe. Everyone will want to know how you made it. Patriotic Jello tends to be an impressive addition to your party table!

slices of patriotic jello stacked on white plate

All kids who like jiggly foods will LOVE this one because it’s colorful and everybody likes Jell-O. And as I mentioned before, adults will like this one too! Be sure to make Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzels as well for an additional super easy treat for summer parties!

bowl of red white and blue jello

Patriotic Jello (adapted from The Food Librarian)
This is a really good recipe for parties on Memorial Day weekend or Fourth of July. Plus, it shows some real spirit for old Uncle Sam!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Chill Time: 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 28 pieces (1 per serving)
Calories 70 kcal


  • One 6-ounce box red Jello gelatin (strawberry or raspberry)
  • One 6-ounce box blue Jello gelatin (berry blue)
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 2 envelopes Knox unflavored gelatin
  • ½ cup cold water
  • cups boiling water
  • One 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk


  • In two separate rectangular pans (9x13-inch is fine), sprinkle each box of Jell-O gelatin. Add 2 cups of boiling water to each pan. Stir until the gelatin dissolves. Put in refrigerator for at least 3 hours, until the liquid turns into jiggly Jell-O.
  • Cut each flavor into small blocks. Carefully mix the blocks in a 9x13-inch pan.
  • In a different bowl, sprinkle 2 pouches of unflavored gelatin into ½ cup of cold water. When the gelatin blooms, add 1½ cups boiling water. Whisk it together until it dissolves. Add the can of sweetened condensed milk. Stir and cool.
  • Pour the milk mixture over the Jell-O blocks and stick it in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours (or overnight). Then cut into squares and serve.


Serving: 1pieceCalories: 70kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.05gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 47mgPotassium: 53mgSugar: 13gVitamin A: 38IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 0.04mg
Keyword jello, patriotic
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Sunday 9th of December 2012

I'm making these year-round! I'll use green and red jell-o instead of red and blue!


Wednesday 8th of August 2012

I am making this for our Patriot parties this football season!


Tuesday 3rd of July 2012

I like to know if anyone has tried this recipe. It looks great, and the condensed milk is interesting.

Recipe Boy's Teacher

Sunday 12th of June 2011

Brooks! I am so proud of your writing and intrigued by these cool treats! I have some free time this summer, so I plan to check your blog occasionally for some yummy recipes. Can't wait to make a batch of these for the 4th. :)


Sunday 12th of June 2011

Thats so pretty, So many different ways to mix colors. I see you have planned to go to Princeton and your next Jell-O will be Princeton colors??