Jell-O Rainbow

Jell-O Rainbow

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I made this fabulous Jell-O mold dessert recently and it was the biggest hit at the potluck I attended! What does this tell me? People still love the super colorful wiggly stuff after all these years (it's been around since 1895). Also, molded gelatin, once thought of as a "vintage dessert," is still as popular as ever! Here's how to make a Jell-O rainbow bundt dessert. 

One great thing about this recipe is that it can easily be adapted for any holiday! Use red, whitish (Jell-O's pina colada flavor will work for white), and blue gelatin for the Fourth of July or Memorial Day; red and green for Christmas; or a pastel rainbow of colors for spring holidays, etc. (Check out the Jell-O flavor finder for all of their shades and flavors!)


  • 5 different colors of gelatin
  • 1, 8-ounce container of low fat vanilla yogurt
  • Water


  1. Start with the color you want to appear on your bundt's top. Pour 1 1/4 cups of hot water into the Jell-O powder to thoroughly dissolve. Pour half of the liquid into your bundt pan and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, chill the other half of the Jell-O liquid for 5 minutes. Then, add 3 tablespoons of vanilla yogurt to the reserved Jell-O. Stir until the yogurt is completely mixed in (no white bumps).
  3. When the first half of the Jell-O has chilled for 15 minutes, add the Jell-O/yogurt mixture on top in the bundt pan. (It is just barely set, so do not pour too vigorously; it may be easiest to gently spoon the yogurty Jell-O on top.) Chill for 15 to 20 minutes. Now you have a clear layer and a cloudy layer of the first flavor/color.
  4. While this is chilling, prepare your next color. Repeat steps 1 through 3 until you've completed all of the Jell-O layers (5 colors, 10 layers in total!). Chill the gelatin layers together in the bundt mold for at least 2 hours, and until you're ready to serve.
  5. To unmold: Fill the sink with a few inches of hot water. Dip the outside of the bundt pan into the water for a couple of seconds. This will melt the outside of the Jell-O's bundt pan just enough so that it can slide out of the mold. Put a plate over the top, and then invert the mold onto the plate. Enjoy your groovy rainbow treat!

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