I have wanted to try broken jello since I saw it on one of my favorite blogs three years ago. I have followed The Food Librarian for years and love her version of broken glass jello, which you can find here. Broken Glass Jello
I must admit that I was a little rushed when I did this recipe, but hey, if it looks this good when I’m rushed then it’s going to look amazing when I have more time!
The process is really quite simple, though it can be time consuming. You’ll probably want to make sure to do this the day before you need it, or at least in the morning. You can use pretty much any container you want to make the initial batch of jello, I used an 8×8 baking dish. However the jello wasn’t thick enough for “cubes”, it was more like thin rectangles. So if you want a cube shape, use something smaller than the baking dish.
I used four colors so I needed four different containers. You can use as many colors as you want, this would be fantastic for school colors (as long as that color is available). I used four so that I could up some expired (do they ever really expire?) packets. Let me tell you, grape, lemon, apricot, and strawberry aren’t the best flavor combination.
Make sure NOT to follow the directions on the box, you want them to be extra “jiggly”, so only use one cup of boiling water when mixing the jello.
My thought was to use a bundt pan to make the broken glass jello. I thought it would be kind of cool to see the carousal pattern in the jello, but as I began layering the jello cubes all I could imagine was a bunched up glob of jello cubes, and the milk mixture on the top. So I scratched that idea.
The hardest part of this was waiting. Waiting for the jello cubes to set, then you cut them up, put them in the pan, poured the milk mixture in, then wait overnight for that to set! It’s all worth it though.
Once it’s set, just cut into cubes and serve! Everyone will be impressed and wonder how you did it! You’ll be the star of the show! All for under $5!
For the recipe, awesome pictures, and a lovely tutorial be sure to visit The Food Librarian!