Okay, I have to say that this recipe is easy but time consuming and perhaps a little frivolous. There are way easier jello recipes out there. And yet, this is one of the biggest hits each year with the kids. It is a Thanksgiving staple at my in laws and my kids could not stop talking about it this year. My daughter even wrote a thank you note and picture to her aunt for making the rainbow jello! I think she is pretty stinking cute 🙂
This dish could be one of those holiday staples that everyone anticipates and everyone remembers. And I know some people might think all those jello flavors might taste weird mixed together (I’m with you folks) but it doesn’t. They blend really well together and I have to say that I was excited to get sent home with the extra pan of jello. I certainly ate my fair share. And my kids chose to eat the jello over leftover pie almost every day for a week!
- 6 flavors of Jell-o 2 small boxes of each flavor for 12 boxes
- 4 cups sour cream
- 7 flavors of Jello 2 small boxes of each flavor for a total of 14 boxes
- 5 cups sour cream
- 8 oz. tub Cool Whip optional, for topping
Empty 1 small box of Jello into a small glass bowl. Boil 1 cup water and pour into jello. Stir until well dissolved.
For 1st layer, add 2/3 cup sour cream and whisk until well blended.
Pour mixture into both glass pans and chill in refrigerator until set.
For next layer, repeat with the same flavor but do not add the sour cream. Instead, add 1/3 cup cold water. Pour onto chilled layer and refrigerate until set.
Continue repeating layers- one with sour cream then one without until each flavor is used. If desired top with Cool Whip.