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Red, White, and Blue Jello Parfaits

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Bring the fun to the dessert table with these Red, White, and Blue Jello Parfaits! Celebrate with a delicious dessert while paying tribute to the colors of the flag!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Finished red, white, and blue jello parfaits with sprinkles.

Bring the fun to the dessert table with my Red, White, and Blue Jello Parfaits! Celebrate with a delicious dessert while paying tribute to the colors of the flag!

These Red, White, and Blue Jello Parfaits are sure to be the hit of your next backyard get-together. Delight your family and friends with this delicious jello dessert crowned with whipped topping and decorated with sprinkles.

Finished red, white, and blue jello parfaits with sprinkles.

Be sure to serve this patriotic dessert in clear glass or plastic single-serving containers to show off its beautifully colored layers! It’s a great option for Memorial Day, Independence Day, or Veterans Day!

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Why We Love This Recipe


  • It’s festive! It’s just fun to serve guests a red, white, and blue dessert and it makes your holiday table look great.
  • Easy to make. You’ll need only three ingredients plus water.
  • Kids love it – Who doesn’t love Jell-o?

Ingredients You’ll Need


Ingredients needed for the recipe.

Equipment and Tools


  • Individual Serving Bowls (either four 8-ounce or six 6-ounce glass bowls or glasses)

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How to Make Red, White, and Blue Jello Parfaits


Prepare the Red Gelatin

  1. Heat 1 cup of water in the microwave for 2-3 minutes or until boiling. Add the red gelatin to a medium bowl and slowly add the boiling water. Stir for 2-3 minutes or until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in 1 cup of cold water.
  2. Evenly divide the red gelatin between serving glasses. Place in refrigerator to set, at least 2 hours.

TIP: To make transferring the glasses easier, put them on a tray or in a pan before moving them to the refrigerator.

  1. When the gelatin is set, proceed with the recipe.

Prepare the Blue Topping Mixture

  1. Repeat the steps above for preparing the blue jello. Leave the gelatin mixture in the mixing bowl and place it in the refrigerator to cool (you don’t want to add warm jello to the whipped topping). 
  2. When the blue jello is cool but not yet set, measure out 1 cup. In a large mixing bowl, place 8 ounces (1 container) of whipped topping and gently fold in the 1 cup of blue gelatin.
  3. Place the whipped topping and gelatin mixture in the refrigerator until completely cool and set (about 1 hour).

TIP: Store the remaining blue gelatin in the refrigerator and allow it to set. You won’t use this in the recipe but can serve it separately.

Pipe the White and Blue Toppings

  1. When the gelatin and topping mixture is set, transfer it to a large disposable piping bag and place the second container of plain whipped topping in another bag.
  2. Pipe the plain whipped topping onto the red jello followed by the blue topping mixture and an additional dollop of plain whipped topping if desired (see photos).
Finished red, white, and blue jello parfaits with sprinkles.

Storage


These parfaits are best served the same day they’re assembled. Store them lightly covered on a tray in the refrigerator for up to six hours before serving. Add the sprinkles at the last moment.

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FAQs and Tips


Can I Make the Parfaits in Advance?

The individual components (red jello and blue topping) may be made in advance. For best results, the parfaits should be assembled on the day you plan to serve. 

What is a Parfait?

The French word “parfait” means “perfect.” A classic parfait is a layered French dessert with a boiled custard ice cream layered between berries or fruit. In American cuisine, a parfait may refer to any dessert that is layered and served in individual serving dishes.

What’s the difference between a parfait and a trifle?

First, parfait is French and trifle is English. The difference is that parfaits are served in individual glasses and a trifle is assembled in one large bowl.

Finished red, white, and blue jello parfaits with sprinkles.

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Finished red, white, and blue jello parfaits with sprinkles.

Red, White, and Blue Jello Parfaits

Bring the fun to the dessert table with these Red, White, and Blue Jello Parfaits! Celebrate with a delicious dessert while paying tribute to the colors of the flag!
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chilling Time:: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 416kcal
Author: Lana Stuart

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces red gelatin cherry, strawberry, or raspberry
  • 3 ounces blue gelatin berry blue or blue raspberry
  • 2 cups boiling water divided
  • 2 cups cold water divided
  • 16 ounces whipped topping (two 8-ounce containers)
  • Decorations, optional

Instructions

  • Heat 1 cup of water in the microwave for 2-3 minutes or until boiling. Add the red gelatin to a medium bowl and slowly add the boiling water. Stir for 2-3 minutes or until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Stir in 1 cup of cold water.
  • Evenly divide the red gelatin between serving glasses. Place in refrigerator to set, at least 2 hours.
  • When the gelatin is set, proceed with the recipe.
  • Repeat the steps above for preparing the blue jello. Leave the gelatin mixture in the mixing bowl and place it in the refrigerator to cool slightly (you don’t want to add warm jello to the whipped topping).
  • When the blue jello is cool but not yet set, measure out 1 cup. In a large mixing bowl, place 8 ounces (1 container) of whipped topping and gently fold in the 1 cup of blue gelatin. Place the whipped topping and gelatin mixture in the refrigerator until completely cool and set (about 1 hour).
  • When the gelatin and topping mixture is set, transfer it to a large disposable piping bag and place the second container of whipped topping in another bag.
  • Pipe the plain whipped topping onto the red jello followed by the blue gelatin mixture with an additional dollop of plain whipped topping to finish.
  • Store lightly covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Add sprinkles when ready to serve.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 416kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 286mg | Potassium: 118mg | Sugar: 63g | Vitamin A: 84IU | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.

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