Red White and Blue Jello Flag

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Red white and blue jello flags for 4th of July

Red White and Blue Jello Flag – Fourth of July Dessert

These cute little red white and blue jello flags are show-stopping treats perfect for Independence Day or any patriotic celebration.

Don’t they just make you proud to be an American? With this dessert, you’ll be the star of your Fourth of July party! With only a few ingredients you’ll have a dessert that your guest will talk about long after the celebration is over.

You might want to block some time out for the making of these red white and blue jello flags. Although not difficult to make it does take time for each jello layer to set. I wasn’t patient and you can probably see that thick bottom layer is not clear and they’re not all the same thickness.

Another reason for uneven layers is my pan. I didn’t want the full batch as in this 4th of July and flag jello recipe I got the idea from. First, that’s a lot of jello flags and second, a little confession, I don’t like jello. I really try to like it but I can’t get over its jiggly texture. Gag. Can’t do it. So I made this milk pie for myself although that flag isn’t as impressive.

Anyhow, moving on and back to my uneven layers. I should’ve used a glass pan so that I can see how much of each color I’m adding, but I didn’t like its very rounded corners. To make a long story short, I used my square metal 9×9-inch pan and thus “blindly” layered the whole thing.

However, nobody noticed any imperfections because they were all so impressed with little edible flags. So I stressed for nothing.

 

Red White and Blue Jello Flag Recipe

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Ingredients:
Makes about 72 flags

  • 3 boxes red jello (cherry, strawberry or raspberry)
  • 2 boxes blue jello (blueberry)
  • 4 envelopes unflavored gelatin (1/4 oz. each)
  • 1 cup condensed milk
  • a pot of boiling water
  • star sprinkles (optional)

 

~ Free Tip ~

Strawberry jello is lighter in color and maybe a better option than cherry (which I used). If you’re using a metal pan,  don’t forget to mark in which direction your blue stripes go. Garnish a serving tray with red white and blue sprinkles.

 

Directions:

  1. Prepare a 9×9-inch glass baking pan by spraying lightly with cooking spray. With a paper towel, wipe spray until only a very light layer remains. This will help the gelatin release later.
  2. BLUE LAYER: Mix packages of blue jello with 1 envelope of gelatin. Add 2 cups of boiling water and stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. Pour into prepared pan and set in refrigerator about 40 minutes, until gelatin is set to the touch.
  3. When gelatin is set to the touch, cut 1-inch strips with a hot knife. Dip knife in hot water after each cut.  You can use a large ruler to measure the strips or just eyeball it. Remove every other strip and discard them.  Mark a side of your metal pan (not necessary if using a glass pan) with an arrow in the direction of the stripes. The final cut will be in the opposite direction (which you won’t be able to see if using a metal pan).
  4. RED GELATIN: Mix packages of red gelatin with 1 packet of gelatin. Add 3 cups boiling water and stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. Add 2 tablespoons of red gelatin to each of the empty spaces. Return to fridge for 15-20 minutes, or until red gelatin is set. Keep the bowl with remainder of red gelatin in a sink with hot water to keep it liquefied.
  5. WHITE GELATIN: Combine 2 packets of gelatin with 1/4 cup cold water. Let sit 2-3 minutes. Add 1 cup boiling water and stir to completely dissolve gelatin. In another bowl, mix 1/2 cup boiling water with the cup of sweetened condensed milk. Add milk mixture to gelatin mixture and stir to combine well.
  6. Add 2 tbsp of white gelatin on top of each of the red areas to fill up to the same level as the blue gelatin. Pan of gelatin should all be the same level now. Return to fridge for another 15-20 minutes until set. Keep the bowl with remainder of white gelatin in a sink with hot water to keep it liquefied.
  7. Next, add 1 cup red gelatin over the entire pan. Return to refrigerator for another 15-20 minutes. Then add 1 cup white gelatin layer over the entire pan and cool for 15-20 minutes. Continue alternating red and white layers until all gelatin is used.
  8. Refrigerate the completed pan for at least 2 hours or overnight to set completely. Checking the side of a glass pan, or your mark, to see where the blue gelatin is, cut 1/2-inch strips in the opposite direction. Then cut each strip into small flags. Garnish your red white and blue jello flags or a serving plate as desired.

Making the strips with blue jello

Cutting the red white and blue jello into strips

Cutting the strips into little Independence Day flags

 

No bake patriotic dessert for the Fourth of July

5 from 5 votes
Red White and Blue Jello Flag
These cute little red white and blue jello flags are show-stopping treats perfect for Fourth of July or any patriotic celebration.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Jas
Ingredients
  • 3 boxes red jello cherry, strawberry or raspberry 
  • 2 boxes blue jello blueberry
  • 4 envelopes unflavored gelatin 1/4 oz. each
  • 1 cup condensed milk 
  • a pot of boiling water
  • star sprinkles optional
Instructions
  1. Prepare a 9x9-inch glass baking pan by spraying lightly with cooking spray. With a paper towel, wipe spray until only a very light layer remains. This will help the gelatin release later.
  2. BLUE LAYER: Mix packages of blue jello with 1 envelope of gelatin. Add 2 cups of boiling water and stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. Pour into prepared pan and set in refrigerator about 40 minutes, until gelatin is set to the touch.
  3. When gelatin is set to the touch, cut 1-inch strips with a hot knife. Dip knife in hot water after each cut.  You can use a large ruler to measure the strips or just eyeball it. Remove every other strip and discard them.  Mark a side of your metal pan (not necessary if using a glass pan) with an arrow in the direction of the stripes. The final cut will be in the opposite direction (which you won't be able to see if using a metal pan). 
  4. RED GELATIN: Mix packages of red gelatin with 1 packet of gelatin. Add 3 cups boiling water and stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. Add 2 tablespoons of red gelatin to each of the empty spaces. Return to fridge for 15-20 minutes, or until red gelatin is set. Keep the bowl with remainder of red gelatin in a sink with hot water to keep it liquefied.
  5. WHITE GELATIN: Combine 2 packets of gelatin with 1/4 cup cold water. Let sit 2-3 minutes. Add 1 cup boiling water and stir to completely dissolve gelatin. In another bowl, mix 1/2 cup boiling water with the cup of sweetened condensed milk. Add milk mixture to gelatin mixture and stir to combine well.
  6. Add 2 tbsp of white gelatin on top of each of the red areas to fill up to the same level as the blue gelatin. Pan of gelatin should all be the same level now. Return to fridge for another 15-20 minutes until set. Keep the bowl with remainder of white gelatin in a sink with hot water to keep it liquefied.
  7. Next, add 1 cup red gelatin over the entire pan. Return to refrigerator for another 15-20 minutes. Then add 1 cup white gelatin layer over the entire pan and cool for 15-20 minutes. Continue alternating red and white layers until all gelatin is used.
  8. Refrigerate the completed pan for at least 2 hours or overnight to set completely. Checking the side of a glass pan, or your mark, to see where the blue gelatin is, cut 1/2-inch strips in the opposite direction. Then cut each strip into small flags. Garnish your red white and blue jello flags or a serving plate as desired.
Recipe Notes

~ Free Tip ~ Strawberry jello is lighter in color and maybe a better option than cherry (which I used). If you're using a metal pan,  don't forget to mark in which direction your blue stripes go. Garnish a serving tray with red white and blue sprinkles.

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Light, red white and blue jello dessert in a shape of the American flag is a perfect treat to celebrate the Fourth of July.

See this recipe featured on Simple Nature Decor BlogGrammy’s Grid, Happily Homegrown, A Pinch of Joy, Jodie Fitz, From Play Dates to Parties, Jenerally Informed, Poinsettia Drive, and Abbotts At Home.

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68 Comment

  1. Reply
    Carlee
    June 26, 2017 at 8:06 am

    These are the absolute cutest thing ever!!! I am not a huge jello fan either, but it seems like one of those these you should do every once in a while. My grandpa would LOVE them and I’m sure little dude would too. You should come shared them at our patriotic party!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 26, 2017 at 10:31 am

      My granddaughters couldn’t stop eating them. The little one started gagging after a while, just like her grandma, but that didn’t stop her, LOL.
      I should’ve but I’m always behind on things, Carlee. Missed the sign-up note 🙁

  2. Reply
    Leigh
    June 27, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Love this, Jas! So creative.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 27, 2017 at 11:39 pm

      Thank you so much, Leigh! 😀

  3. Reply
    Felicia
    June 27, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    these are so pretty but look time consuming to make.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 27, 2017 at 11:41 pm

      It does take time, but only while you’re waiting for the jello to set. So you’re really not tied to it and you can do something else meanwhile 🙂

  4. Reply
    Grammy Dee from Grammy's Grid
    June 27, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Absolutely unique! Great one to try with the grandbabies. Please share it later tonight at the Wednesday AIM Link Party. I just shared it on social media 🙂

    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 27, 2017 at 11:48 pm

      I saw that, thank you so much! Yes, it is fun to do with the grands 🙂

  5. Reply
    Erlene
    June 28, 2017 at 12:55 am

    I love jello desserts and this is such a fun way to serve it for July 4th. Pinned. Would love if you came and shared this on Merry Monday.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 28, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      Thanks, Erlene, and thank you for inviting me! I gladly shared my recipe at your party 🙂 Have a great rest of the week.

  6. Reply
    Healthy World Cuisine
    June 28, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    So adorable. Been sharing this recipe everywhere. You are like the coolest, hippest grandma ever to make these!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 28, 2017 at 8:53 pm

      Awww, thanks friend! You’re the bestest!

  7. Reply
    Marsha J Baker
    June 28, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Absolutely THE BOMB!! I adore all things red, white & blue…and have never seen these adorable creations until now. Thanks for sharing progressive photos…I’m so visual. It sure helped me figure it out. Gonna have to try these. So glad you shared at Full Plate Thursday.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 29, 2017 at 8:48 am

      Hi, Marsha! I’m so glad you like it 😀 I’m visual too, and even though those are not the best progressive photos (it was a dark, rainy day) I thought they could help. Sometimes I give up on a recipe if it sounds too complicated and there are no visuals. Thanks for stopping in and have a happy and safe 4th!

  8. Reply
    Amanda
    June 29, 2017 at 9:04 am

    I think these look absolutely amazing! You’ve inspired mw to think about a French flag now. I think that will be much easier compared to your masterpiece!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 29, 2017 at 11:21 am

      Ha, ha it’ll definitely be much easier to make! Have fun and thanks for stopping in!

  9. Reply
    image-in-ing: weekly photo linky
    June 29, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    They’re lovely to look at… perhaps to pretty to eat?
    Thanks fgor sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/06/shades-of-purple.html

    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 30, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      Yeah, let’s go with that, lol. I don’t like jello, so pretty or not I’m not eating it 😀

  10. Reply
    Miz Helen
    June 30, 2017 at 11:24 am

    What a great addition to any party, I will be making this one! Hope you have a great 4th of July weekend and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 30, 2017 at 7:06 pm

      It’s a fun project although time-consuming 🙂 Happy 4th!

  11. Reply
    Genie
    June 30, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Cute

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 1, 2017 at 10:33 am

      Thanks!

  12. Reply
    Stephanie Abbott
    July 1, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Love this, Jas. You’re amazing. Thanks for sharing at To Grandmas House We Go. Pinning.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 1, 2017 at 10:36 pm

      Aw, thank you, Stephanie! Have a great holiday weekend!

  13. Reply
    STEPHANIE
    July 2, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Just had to share this on FB today. So amazing. Featuring it at our link party Tuesday too. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 2, 2017 at 12:41 pm

      Thank you so much! I wish I posted it a bit earlier though, to better time it with the holiday. I’m always a tad behind, lol.

  14. Reply
    Beverly
    July 2, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Your jello flag looks amazing, Jas! I love it. What a great way to show off some red, white, and blue! I admire your patience with putting this together! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 2, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      Thanks, Beverly! Luckily, my patience is only required a couple of times per year for holidays, lol.

  15. These look so effective Jas I’m not sure I would have the patience! Thanks for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’ve pinned and shared.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 2, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      Haha, once a year I have enough patience for this 🙂

  16. Reply
    Jaxx The Bearded Hiker
    July 3, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Wish I would have seen this earlier than the day before the 4th! Next year baby!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 3, 2017 at 6:18 pm

      Oh, man! Yeah, next year! Save it now 😀

  17. Reply
    Grammy Dee from Grammy's Grid
    July 4, 2017 at 1:04 am

    As I said before, absolutely unique!!! Great idea! Thank you Jas for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 4, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      Thanks so much!!!

  18. Reply
    Susan
    July 4, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    What a fun and festive treat! I’m pinning now and making this jello dish the next neighborhood get-together. Thanks for sharing at the #ThisIsHowWeRoll Link Party.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 4, 2017 at 9:25 pm

      Thanks, Susan! I hope your neighbors will like them 😀

  19. Reply
    Grammy Dee from Grammy's Grid
    July 5, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Congrats Jas! Your post is Featured at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty. See here: http://grammysgrid.com/wednesday-aim-link-party-20/

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 5, 2017 at 3:13 pm

      Aw, thank you, Dee! Such an honor 😀

  20. Reply
    Christie Hawkes
    July 5, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    How clever! I’m with you, Jas, on not caring for jello, but these are so impressive to look at, I’m tempted to give it a try. Besides I’m sure the grandchildren would love them! Thanks for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

    ~Christie

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 7, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      Thank you, Christie! My grands loved it and that’s all I care about 😀

  21. Thanks so much Jas for sharing your post with us at #Overthemoon. I have shared on social media. Have a great week and see you at next week’s link up! Sue from Sizzling Towards Sixty & Beyond
    http://www.sizzlingtowardssixty.com.au

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 7, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      Same to you, Sue!

  22. Reply
    Mary
    July 7, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Jas I am seriously impressed with this recipe. It is more like creating a piece of art and not a dessert. Seriously, you should start liking jello after this! At least the grandkids enjoyed it. Hope your Fourth was great!!

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      Jas
      July 7, 2017 at 3:19 pm

      Thank you, Mary! It was fun making it even if I didn’t enjoy eating it 😀

  23. Reply
    Carol ("Mimi")
    July 10, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    What a fun, cute dessert for a July 4th party! Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’m sharing your link on social media.
    Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 12, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      Thanks, Carol!

  24. Reply
    Teresa
    July 13, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    I was on vacation and didn’t get to see this post until it was to late to make these for the 4th. I have pinned it and plan to make them next year because they are so cute! Thank you for sharing at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      July 14, 2017 at 4:07 pm

      Thank you! I did post them a bit late by bloggers’ standards, ha.

  25. Reply
    Grammy Dee from Grammy's Grid
    July 31, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Congrats Jas! Your post was featured at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. See here: http://grammysgrid.com/blogging-grandmothers-link-party-18/

    1. Reply
      Jas
      August 1, 2017 at 7:01 pm

      Thank you, Dee! What a lovely surprise 😀

  26. Reply
    April J Harris
    May 27, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    Jas, these are amazing!! You are SO talented!! What a fabulous celebratory treat. Pinning and sharing!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 27, 2018 at 10:30 pm

      April, thank you so much for your kindness! XO

  27. Reply
    Jenny
    May 28, 2018 at 6:30 am

    These are so patriotic & cute! My kids would love these! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. Hope to see you at the party next week

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 29, 2018 at 11:04 pm

      Thanks, Jenny! They are kids’ favorite. My granddaughters couldn’t stop eating them 🙂

  28. Reply
    Linda on Poinsettia Drive
    May 29, 2018 at 7:02 am

    How fun, what a great idea. I must share your post. I have a NEW blog party starting Wednesday The Classy Flamingos would love for you to join us. poinsettiadr.com

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 29, 2018 at 11:09 pm

      Yay, a new party! Thank you so much for the invite and the 5-star review. 😀

  29. Reply
    Mother of 3
    May 30, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    Oh I just had to laugh; jell-o makes me gag too but my boys LOVE it. This would be fun to make with them. Thanks for sharing. Pinned.

    1. Reply
      Jas
      May 31, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      So happy I’m not the only one that dislikes jello, lol. Thanks for stopping in and pinning! 😀

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    Leslie
    May 31, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Those are just so stinkin’ cute! I’m with you though, Jello isn’t my favorite. But my kids just think it’s the BEST. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 2, 2018 at 8:46 am

      Glad I’m not the only one. I don’t know what’s the obsession with jello, lol.

  31. Reply
    Jhuls | The Not So Creative Cook
    June 1, 2018 at 8:39 am

    Whoa!! These look so creative and so cute, Jas!! Such a lovely treat to celebrate 4th of July. I am sure everyone at Fiesta Friday party would love these! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 2, 2018 at 8:58 am

      Thank you much, Jhuls! They do not photograph well, unfortunately.

  32. Reply
    Miz Helen
    June 1, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    Your Jello Flag, is just perfect for the upcoming holiday! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 2, 2018 at 8:59 am

      Many thanks, Miz Helen!

  33. Reply
    Jen
    June 3, 2018 at 9:40 am

    These are so cute, and jello really gets underused I think. Way to go with this one 🙂 #happynowlinkup

    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 3, 2018 at 10:22 pm

      Thank you, Jen! x

  34. Reply
    Linda on Poinsettia Drive
    June 6, 2018 at 7:08 am

    Thank you for sharing your fun patriotic dessert on the Classy Flamingos blog party… Readers choice You’ve been PINKED! http://blog.poinsettiadr.com/2018/06/classy-flamingos-blog-party-2.html

    1. Reply
      Jas
      June 6, 2018 at 10:57 pm

      Thank you so much for the feature! Enjoy the rest of your week!

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