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Patriotic Parfaits

4th of JulyAmy WileyComment
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My kids treat me like a rock star any time I make Jell-O so I couldn't resist coming up with a little red, white and blue treat.

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This recipe is so simple, but requires a little patience.  It's best to make throughout the day so that it's ready by evening.  It makes a perfect little dessert for a summer night.

You need red jello, blue jello, and a packet of unflavored gelatin.

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Mix up the blue jello according to the package's directions.  I find that mixing Jell-O in a quart-sized measuring cup makes it easy to measure and pour.  

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Pour the jello into cups or jars, filling them about 1/3 of the way full.  I used mini mason jars and they worked well.  I did have a little extra blue jello.  Put these in the fridge for a couple of hours to set.  I use a cookie sheet to help me transfer all the jars in and out of the fridge.

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For the white layer, put the packet of gelatin into a bowl with 1/3 cup of milk.  Then heat 2/3 cup of milk to a boil, remove from heat, and stir in 1/4 cup of sugar.  Add to the bowl with the gelatin and stir until combined.  Add a thin layer of the milk mixture to each parfait and return to the fridge for a couple more hours.

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Mix up the red Jell-o and fill the jars up to just below the tops.

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Return the parfaits to the fridge to cool until set.

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Whip up some heavy whipping cream with a little powdered sugar to top off your parfaits.

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Now for the most festive part... sprinkles!

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These refreshing desserts are a great way to celebrate Indepenence Day with a sweet dose of red, white and blue.

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