Broken Glass Jello is a beautiful and impressive looking dessert. But let me tell you a secret, this stained glass jello is not complicated at all! Follow my step by step instructions to make this fun dessert.
Isn’t it beautiful and mesmerizing to look at? It reminds of me stained glass art, or mosaic might be a more accurate term. Whatever, it's pretty, it's delicious and it's perfect for parties...especially summer ones!!
Btw if you're really into pretty looking desserts then don't forget to check out my Strawberry Parfait and Fruit Parfait. 🙂
Also, it’s really cool how this dessert is made. It seems very complicated, but trust me, it isn’t difficult at all to make.
But first, let’s talk about how this broken glass jello is like the dessert version of the movie Inception. Wait, what?
Remember a dream within a dream? Well this is jello within a jello. Hahahaha. Sorry, I had to do it.
Okay, lame jokes aside, let’s get down to the recipe basics of this pretty dessert.
So What is Broken Glass Jello?
Broken Glass Jello aka Stained Glass Jello, is simply colourful jello cubes immersed in a condensed milk jello. And then the whole thing is chilled in the fridge, until it's all set and ready to be cut into cubes. Cubes within cubes, aahh jello inception. 😛
But How Do You Make Jello Cubes?
Jello cubes are so easy to make. You can use as many flavours of jello you want. I used four flavors: strawberry jello, lime jello, orange jello, and lemon jello.
Dissolve each flavour of jello into 1 cup of hot water each. And then pour into separate rectangular or square dishes, and set in the fridge. I used disposable containers, for easy clean up.
Once the jellos are set, take them out and cut them into cubes. So simple!
P.S. As you can see, I wasn't able to cut the jello into perfect cubes, but I think the random shapes make the dessert look even cuter.
But...but...How Do You Make Condensed Milk Jello?
No worries. It’s super simple to make condensed milk jello.
Just dissolve some gelatine powder into 1/4 cup of cold water and then add condensed milk and 1 cup of water. Mix well.
Assembling the Broken Glass Jello
Pour the condensed milk jello mixture (it isn't set at this point, so is liquidy) into a serving dish, and then plop in the jello cubes randomly. Transfer to the fridge, and chill for a couple of hours until everything has set completely.
To serve, cut into large cubes, and if you want you can even garnish with a bit of whipped cream.
Note: for the full recipe please scroll down to the recipe card.
And isn't this sea of jello, just beautiful to look at?
Serve it to your guests at a party, and you’ll surely have them ask how you made such a beautiful dessert. And then you can act all mysterious, or just send them to my blog! 😉
Broken Glass Jello
For the Jello Cubes
- 4 different flavours of jello
- 4 cups boiling water
For the Condensed Milk Jello
- 3 tablespoons gelatine powder
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1 14 oz can condensed milk
- 1 cup hot water
- Start by preparing the four different flavours of jello, but dissolving each jello flavour into one cup of hot water each.
- Let the jello set in separate containers in the fridge, for about 1 hour or so.
- While the jello is setting, dissolve the gelatine powder in 1/4 cup of cold water. Once its completely dissolved, add 1 cup of hot water and the condensed milk.
- Mix until combined.
- Cut the set jello into cubes and place randomly into a serving dish. I used a rectangular dish.
- Now pour over the condensed milk mixture, and transfer the dish to the fridge to chill for 1-2 hours or until completely set.
- When ready to serve, cut the broken glass jello with a sharp knife into cubes.
- Serve immediately.
Made this recipe last Christmas and it was a hit with kids and adults😋 I’ll definitely make this again this year.
Merry Christmas 🎅
Pamela Kay Gardner
Is this sweetened condensed mike of reg, condensed milk?
Ann M Luse
This is also good poured into a springform pan lined with Lady fingers. I made this for the first time over 40 years ago. Good then and now.