Mom's Ribbon Gelatin

Mom's Ribbon Gelatin
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
35 mins
Chill Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 5 mins
48 pieces


  • 1 6-ounce package each black cherry-, berry blue-, lime-, mango- (or orange-), and strawberry-flavor gelatin

  • Boiling water

  • 3 ⅓ cup sour cream


  1. In a medium bowl or 4-cup glass measuring cup combine black cherry gelatin and 2 cups boiling water, stirring until gelatin is dissolved. Pour 1-3/4 cups of the gelatin mixture into a 3-quart rectangular baking dish, spreading in a thin layer to cover bottom of dish. Chill for 30 to 45 minutes or until firm.

  2. Stir 2/3 cup of the sour cream into the remaining gelatin mixture. Gently spread sour cream-gelatin mixture over gelatin layer in dish. Chill about 30 minutes or until firm but still tacky.

  3. Meanwhile, combine berry blue gelatin and 2 cups boiling water; cool to room temperature. Spread 1-3/4 cups of the mixture over layers in dish; chill until firm. Stir 2/3 cup sour cream into the remaining gelatin mixture; spread over layers in dish and chill until firm but still tacky. Repeat with the remaining flavors of gelatin and the remaining sour cream. Cover and chill overnight.

  4. To serve, cut gelatin into 1-1/2-inch cubes.


For a rainbow effect, layer the flavors of gelatin in the order listed. For Christmas, try alternating layers of cherry- and lime-flavor gelatin.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

93 Calories
3g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 93
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 93mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Potassium 20mg 0%
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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