Simply Nerdy Mom: Snowflake Blue and White Finger Jello

Monday, December 18, 2017

Snowflake Blue and White Finger Jello


Finger Jello has always been a fun and easy treat to make, and the kiddos love it, so it's a great addition to a winter party food table. 

This post was sponsored by Eagle Brand condensed milk. I was provided one or more items featured in this post at no cost. 


We had a family holiday party over the weekend, and since it was a pajama party, I wanted to have finger foods to serve for lunch instead of a full meal, but in typical "me" fashion, I also wanted to make a dessert that would be 100% finger food. It's been a long time since I made finger Jello, and as I was standing in my dining room looking at the Eagle Brand condensed milk, and the cute snowflake shaped mold I was sent, the wheels started turning. I remember my mother making a layered Jello for the 4th of July when we were children, and it had a white layer to it. Of course, her's was made slightly different I figured I could probably alter it a little bit and use the Eagle Brand condensed milk. Then I decided to experiment some more and attempt two shades of blue for a frosty, wintery fun treat. 



First I prepared the Berry Blue Jello by mixing one packet of flavored Jello mix, one packet of unflavored gelatin, and 1 1/2 cups hot water. It doesn't necessarily have to be boiling, but make sure it's hot so the powder dissolves. Once you have mixed until the powders have fully dissolved, you can pour the mixture into molds, or if you prefer, you can pour it into a baking dish and use cookie cutters to make the shapes once it's fully set. I put the molds in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to an hour while I did some other party prep. Just keep checking it. 

**NOTE: Now, initially I had planned on layering these with the translucent blue layer, a solid blue layer, and then a white layer. And that's what I did, but once everything was set, I realized the finally result ended up being a really thick piece of Jello and was less of a finger food at that point. Luckily, I was able to separate the layers. If you are making this in a 9x13 baking dish, your layers will be thinner and much easier to eat as a finger food. So just keep this in mind when deciding whether to use a mild vs a baking sheet and cookie cutters. 


Once the first layer is set, mix 1 cup Eagle Brand condensed milk and 1 cup hot to boiling water. Once mixed together and smooth, add in 2 packets unflavored gelatin, mixing until dissolved. Allow that to sit until cool. 

While the milk mixture is cooling, start on the light blue layer, mixing the same way you did the first Jello layer. Here's where I took 1/3 cup of the milk mixture and added it to the blue Jello mix that I just made. I mixed together until it was a nice light blue color. 

I then layered the solid blue color over the first blue Jello layer and refrigerated for 15 minutes. Once that layer was set, I poured on the final layer of the milk mixture and placed back in the refrigerator for another 15 minutes. 

As I said above in my note, the jigglers ended up being too thick to be considered a finger food, so at this point, once I popped them out of the mold, I was able to separate the layers and place them on the platter individually, which, if I'm being honest, ended up a lot nicer than the layers. 

The milk layer ends up a sweet creamy flavor, and the layer that was both mixtures together is a sweet creamy berry flavor. Those two layers ended up being a bigger hit with the guests and the kids than the plain Jello! My mother in law asked how I made the white layer because it was good and she had never saw it done before. She was shocked when I told her it was Eagle Brand condensed milk. 



Ingredients:
3 1/2 cups hot to boiling water
2 packets Berry Blue Jello
4 packets unflavored gelatin
1 cup Eagle Brand condensed milk
Snowflake mold -or- 9x13 baking pan & snowflake cookie cutter (recommended for thinner finger Jello layers)

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Spray your mold or baking dish with cooking spray before adding Jello layers.
Combine 1 1/2 cup hot water, 1 packet flavored Jello, and one packet unflavored gelatin. Stir until powder is fully dissolved. 
Pour first layer into mold or dish and refrigerate minimum 30 minutes until fully set. 
While waiting for first layer to set, combine 1 cup hot water and 1 cup Eagle Brand condensed milk. Stir until fully combined. Add 2 packets unflavored gelatin, and stir until dissolved. Set aside to cool.
For solid blue layer, combine another 1 1/2 cups hot water, 1 packet flavored Jello, and 1 packet unflavored gelatin; stirring until dissolved. 
Add 1/3 cup milk mixture to second batch of flavored Jello. Mix until it becomes light blue in color and is no longer translucent. 
Pour light blue color over first Jello layer and refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes.  
Once second layer is set, make sure milk mixture is fully cooled and pour over second Jello layer. Refrigerate 15 minutes. 
Carefully pop out of mold, or cut with cookie cutters and plate. 
Enjoy! 


*Disclosure: This product was received as a sample in exchange for an honest, unbiased, review. The reviews and or opinions on this blog are 100% my own. No monitory compensation was received and I was not required to write a positive review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsement and Testimonials in Advertising. 

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