Photo by RVWithTito

This is my favorite summer BBQ or Potluck dessert recipe.  Enjoy!


  • 4 small boxes of Jello (red, yellow, green and orange)
  • 2 c. milk
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 pt. sour cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 pk. unflavored gelatin (Knox)
  • 1/2 c. cold water


Dissolve Knox in 1/2 c. cold water.

Bring mlk to a boil & remove from heat.  Add sugar, knox, vanilla and sour cream.   Beat for a few minutes.   Set aside but DO NOT REFRIDGERATE!

Prepare Lemon Jello with 1 c. boiling water and 1/2 c. cold water.  Pour into a 11×15 pan and refridgerate until firm (about 45 minutes).

Spread 1-1/4 c. of sour cream mixture and refridgerate for 45 minutes or until set.   Repeat, alternating Jello layers and sour cream mixture.

Traditionally we have put Lemon on the bottom, then Orange, then Lime and then Strawberry on top.

Serves ~25.

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12 Comments on Ribbon Jello

  1. Carla
    24 December 2011 at 12:40 PM (10 years ago)

    This is my husband’s favorite jello. My former sister-in-law always brought it to holiday dinners. Today is my first attempt! Thanks for posting the recipe. I was pretty happy to find it – with a beautiful picture that shows it exactly as I remember.


  2. Liz@Its A Blog Party
    3 July 2010 at 11:30 AM (11 years ago)

    That’s so much fun! It sounds delicious!
    Thanks for linking up!


    jen Reply:

    Thanks for stopping by!


  3. LissaL
    30 June 2010 at 2:18 PM (11 years ago)

    i wonder if I make it, will mine look as yummy as yours?
    .-= LissaL´s last blog ..CSN Stores Boon Frog or Bug Pod Bath Toy Giveaway =-.


    jen Reply:

    Yep; because I didn’t take a picture last time. This is someone else’s :). Mine looks just like it!


  4. Alison
    29 June 2010 at 7:39 PM (11 years ago)

    Oops! You don’t have a followers list! I’ll sign up for emails! Look forward to reading more of your posts!
    .-= Alison´s last blog ..Crock Pot Applesauce Chicken =-.


  5. Alison
    29 June 2010 at 7:38 PM (11 years ago)

    Oh, my! Look how pretty they are! Jell-o is such a refreshing summer dessert too! Mmmm!

    Sounds like a time-consuming recipe but so worth it for the wow-factor!

    Adding myself to your followers list!

    I’m sharing recipes on Tasty Tuesday, too! (BBQ chicken salad and Applesauce Chicken) I’m also hosting a GIVEAWAY for a $40 CSN Stores gift certificate! Check it out and enter!!!


    jen Reply:

    It is a little time-consuming but only because you have to be home all day. It’s a great 10 minutes her and there recipe. Especially when you have super little ones!


  6. Jackie
    29 June 2010 at 6:00 PM (11 years ago)

    What a pretty & fun idea!


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