Festive Fourth of July Recipe

Festive Fourth of July Recipe

We love the Fourth of July! It’s a great opportunity to spend time with friends and family and celebrate with a cook out. If you’re preparing to host or attend a Fourth of July party, you need to check out this fun and festive treat that you can prepare—people of all ages are bound to love it!

Patriotic Jell-O Cups  

Jell-O is a simple and inexpensive option that everyone will love! The ingredients you’ll need are:

  • 1 3-ounce package of blue Jell-O gelation
  • 1 3-ounce package of red Jell-O gelation
  • 1 envelope of unflavored gelatin
  • 1 1/3 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • drained maraschino cherries

You’ll need to gather clear plastic cups before you start as well. Make the blue Jell-O as the box instructs. After allowing the mixture to cool, fill the cup up to one-third of the way with the mixture and then place in the refrigerator to cool.
1234While that cools, mix 1/3 cup of milk and unflavored gelatin into another bowl. Heat the remaining 2/3 cup of milk to a boil and remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup of sugar until dissolved. Add the heated milk to the mixture of gelatin and milk and continue stirring until completely blended. Let this mixture cool and then pour it into the glasses that contain the blue Jell-O another third of the way up. Put the glasses back into the refrigerator to cool and set up.


The final step in this recipe is to make the red gelatin as the box describes and repeat the earlier instructions. Before returning the cups to the refrigerator, add a cherry to each and put them back in the refrigerator until it’s party time!

Your guests are bound to love this fun treat! For more recipes for every occasion, check out our Pinterest page! And when it’s time to update your roof, windows, siding or front door to really impress your holiday guests, contact the Tri-State team for all of your home improvement needs.