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Valentine’s Day Layered Jello

February 2, 2012

Recipes that bring you back…we all have some. That is the wonderful thing about food.  Part of my family recipe posting project, layered jello is one for me. Contrary to the heart in the picture, it actually brings me back to Christmas Eve. We would make this with red & green jello in a tree mold. One year, I accidentally pressed cook time on the microwave instead of timer. Well, that broke the microwave that Christmas Eve. I was more distraught on how to finish the jello with no microwave available to boil water (no, the stove top didn’t immediately come to mind as an option…I said I was young).

You can make this recipe with any mold, any flavor of jello.  I used a heart mold & red jello flavors (strawberry banana, strawberry, black cherry) for the lovely Valentines Day holiday.  But, it would be great for Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, baby showers, etc; you get the idea.  Depending on the size of your pan, you may need more than 3 packets of jello, too.

I use sugar-free jello & light sour cream, which makes this a very healthy treat.  Maybe not a show stopper, but it’s surprisingly tasty (& addictive & healthy…).  So, have some fun with this one.


3 pkgs of sugar-free jello, any flavor
1 cup light sour cream, divided use


  • In a small bowl, boil 1 cup of water.  Mix in 1 packet of jello & stir until dissolved.  Pour half of jello into another bowl.  In 1 bowl, stir in 3 tbsp of cold water.  In the other bowl, beat 1/3 cup of light sour cream until blended.  With a spoon, remove any bubbles on surface of jello.
  • Grease cake mold with non-stick cooking spray.  Pour jello mixture from 1 bowl into mold & refrigerate until firm, about 40 min.  Pour second jello layer & refrigerate until firm.  When jello is almost set, prepare second flavor by repeating first step above.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.  Carefully flip jello onto serving platter (you may have to wiggle it a bit & use a small knife to loosen the jello from the sides of the mold).

My house is old, & everything in it is on a slant…hence the reason my jello layers were not exactly even.  Oh well.

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