Step One – Multi-Colored Gelatin
- 2 cups water
- 2 envelopes Knox gelatin
- 2 3 oz. boxes flavored gelatin dessert in two colors (Sugar free or regular gelatin is fine – I am partial to the sugar free gelatin – it dissolves so easily!)
- 2 cups ice cold vodka or rum (separated, and note that flavored liquor is nice but not required)
Pour water into a small saucepan and sprinkle with gelatin. Allow to soak for a minute of two. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin is dissolved (about 5 minutes).
Pour the flavored gelatin powder into two separate bowls. Divide the hot gelatin mixture and add one part to each bowl. Stir until dissolved. Let cool for a few minutes, then stir in the liquor. Pour into four separate containers to chill - I used four standard 1 lb loaf pans (about 8” x 4”) in order to have relatively symmetrical gelatin blocks. Chill until fully set, several hours or overnight.
Step Two – Creamy gelatin
- 2 cups water
- 2 1/2 envelopes Knox gelatin (1/2 envelope is about 1 tsp gelatin powder)
- 1/2 of a 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
Pour water into a medium saucepan and sprinkle with the gelatin. Allow to soak for a minute or two. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin is dissolved (about 5 minutes). Stir in the can of condensed milk. Set mixture aside to cool to room temperature.
Remove the colored gelatin from the refrigerator and cut into small blocks. Carefully mix the blocks as desired and place in a 9 x 13 glass or non-reactive metal pan (or use two standard 1 lb loaf pans – that’s what I used to make the colors for both Superbowl teams). Return blocks to refrigerator until milk mixture is cool.
Once the milk mixture is cooled, divide equally and pour it over the gelatin blocks. Skim off any small bubbles that form. Chill until fully set, several hours or overnight.
To serve, cut into squares and plate.