Broken Glass Jello

Broken Glass Jello
Broken Glass Jello

The 1950’s was the heyday for desserts (and entrees, salads, hors d’ouevres…pretty much everything) mixed with Jello and set into a mold. This broken glass jello recipe however, is still a dessert classic in Eastern Europe where I live. To be honest, I’m not actually a fan of gelatin, so this is not my recipe, it is Alona’s grandmother’s recipe that ends up on the family table every holiday.

If you’ve ever made Jello from a package before, you’ve already done most of the work. This is usually served in a bundt pan, or as a pie, or in a bowl or mold or pretty much any way to store Jello. If you want to class it up a bit, I think it’s a good idea to use single serving disposable plastic cups (I know…environment…bad) and after the jello has set, let it peel out similar to a Flan and serve.

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What Jello Colors To Choose?

When making broken glass jello the only decision you have to make is the colors to choose. These will all be set in a solid white gelatin so it is completely up to you. It’s my belief that the brighter the color, the better. I do however think you should stick to just 3 different colors, otherwise it may look a bit overdone.

Broken Glass Jello Ingredients:

3 boxes Jello; all different colors

500 grams Sour Cream

250 grams Sugar

25 grams Instant Gelatin

150 ml Water; warm

Broken Glass Jello Instructions:

1. To start with, make the boxes of colored Jello according to the package instructions. Pour the Jello into a square or rectangle tray and allow to set in the refrigerator. When set, cut them into 1-inch cubes and set aside.

2. Next, combine the instant gelatin with 150 ml of warm water. Allow to rest/bloom for 15 minutes.

3. In another bowl, whisk together the sour cream with the sugar until well combined. You can use a hand mixer to really mix it well. Now we need to temper the gelatin to prevent it from solidifying to early.

4. Add 2-3 tablespoons of the sour cream mix into the bloomed gelatin and stir. Now add all the gelatin mix into the sour cream mix and combine.

5. In your silicone mold, or individual plastic cups, add the colored Jello pieces in a mix match way. Try to stack them on angles so the flat sides aren’t directly touching other flat sides. Then pour over the whipped sour cream gelatin mixture over all of the broken glass jello pieces. You can tap the mold on the table to help it get into every nook and cranny. Place in the fridge to solidify.

Broken Glass Jello

Broken Glass Jello

Broken Glass Jello is one of those wacky desserts you think of when food of the 1950's comes to mind. However it is still wildly popular in Eastern Europe, especially Ukraine and Russia
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, European, Ukrainian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

  • 3 boxes Jello Mix varied colors
  • 500 grams Sour Cream
  • 250 grams Sugar
  • 25 grams Instant Gelatin
  • 150 ml Warm Water

Instructions

  • To start with, make the boxes of colored Jello according to the package instructions. Pour the Jello into a square or rectangle tray and allow to set in the refrigerator. When set, cut them into 1-inch cubes and set aside.
  • Next, combine the instant gelatin with 150 ml of warm water. Allow to rest/bloom for 15 minutes.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the sour cream with the sugar until well combined. You can use a hand mixer to really mix it well. Now we need to temper the gelatin to prevent it from solidifying to early.
  • Add 2-3 tablespoons of the sour cream mix into the bloomed gelatin and stir. Now add all the gelatin mix into the sour cream mix and combine.
  • In your silicone mold, or individual plastic cups, add the colored Jello pieces in a mix match way. Try to stack them on angles so the flat sides aren't directly touching other flat sides. Then pour over the whipped sour cream gelatin mixture over all of the broken glass jello pieces. You can tap the mold on the table to help it get into every nook and cranny. Place in the fridge to solidify.
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