Jello Mosaic Dessert

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The first time I saw this Jello Mosaic dessert I was captivated. I was 10 ( maybe ) and I had been invited to a birthday party. Our friend’s Mom served this dessert and it all became magical: The texture, the flavors, the colors, its brightness.. Considering the temperature was the usual Cartagena-90 degrees, together with the humid weather, it was perfect! Those vivid memories have remained in me. However, the process was extremely intriguing. How can they put it all together?  Being too young to try to ask, too young to think about any thing other than YUM, that was as far as I went.

Many years later ( last night ) I ventured out to experiment making it for the first time. Somehow the recipe projected a great sense of respect that was mesmerizing. Certainly, that can help explain why I waited so long to try. Here is how it went.. I loved it! 🙂

To see this post in Spanish go here.

Recipe

1. Start by making 2, 3 or 4 flavors of Jello (each of a different flavor/color) per package instructions and move to the refrigerator in separate containers each to set. In this recipe I made one of each: Mango, blueberry, cherry and lime. Once set, take the 4 containers out of the refrigerator and take each out to cut them out (pieces can be of size similar to those in the image below.)

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2. Place the cut out jello pieces in a glass container or topper-ware of your choice.

At this point, mix of condensed milk and unflavored gelatin: Prepare 2 packets of unflavored gelatin by following package instructions. Once mixed and before setting, add the 2 cans of condensed milk. Set aside.

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3. Add the mix of condensed milk and unflavored gelatin over the cut jello pieces.

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Using a wooden spoon, carefully arrange the pieces so the condensed milk can be evenly distributed in the container.

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4. Let it sit to harden in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours or overnight (recommended.)

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When ready, cut and serve.

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During the Christmas season this dessert can be the center of the sweets table, if you include only red (cherry) and green (lime) jello in the preparation. Oh My! Jello Mosaic  is surely my favorite cold, no-bake dessert! 🙂

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