Pastel Rainbow Gelatin Cups
Makes 12 gelatin cups
These Pastel Rainbow Gelatin Cups are simple, kid-friendly and darn pretty (if we do say so ourselves)! Serve them plain, or top 'em with whipped cream and sprinkles.
Featured ID Flavor: Cold Stone Creamery® Sweet Cream
Recipe by Sugar Hero
If you're using individual glasses, set 12 glasses on baking sheet. If using cake pan or bundt pan, spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
For each layer, you will use one 3-oz gelatin package, ¾ cup boiling water, ¼ cup creamer and ½ cup vanilla yogurt.
Pour each 3-oz package of gelatin into its own medium bowl. Add ¾ cup boiling water to each bowl and whisk well (about 30-60 seconds), to make sure all of the gelatin is dissolved.
Gelatin needs to be room temperature before any dairy components are added. Most layers can sit at room temperature and cool, but you can speed up the process for first layer and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes, until no longer warm. It should not be starting to set, but should feel neutral to the touch. If it's started to set around edges, microwave for 10 seconds or so, then whisk well so it's completely fluid.
Add ¼ cup creamer and ½ cup vanilla yogurt to bowl and whisk well until you have a smooth, creamy pastel mixture. Divide evenly between glasses, using about 2 TBSP per glass. (If using large pan, pour entire contents into bottom of pan.)
Place tray of glasses in refrigerator to set, about 15 minutes. (If you’re in a hurry, you can place in freezer for about 8 minutes, but don’t let it freeze completely!) Timing might be slightly different if using cake or bundt pan. Gelatin should feel mostly set when pressed, but it’s okay if your finger leaves slight mark in top.
Once first layer is set, make sure that gelatin for second layer is room temperature, then whisk in creamer and yogurt. Pour second color on top of first and chill again for 15 minutes, until mostly set.
Repeat this process with remaining 3 colors. Gelatin should be fine sitting at room temperature, but if it starts setting around edges, microwave briefly and whisk well to make sure it’s fluid before adding dairy.
After all 5 colors have been layered, refrigerate cups for at least 4 hours before serving to ensure they’re completely set.
Top each cup with swirl of whipped cream and whatever sprinkles or other decorations you’d like! These keep very well refrigerated, so you can prepare several days in advance and wrap with plastic wrap until ready to decorate and serve.
- 3 3/4 cups water, water
- 5 (3-oz) packages flavored gelatin (I used purple, blue, red, yellow and green)
- 1 1/4 cups International Delight Cold Stone Creamery® Sweet Cream coffee creamer, divided
- 2 1/2 cups vanilla yogurt, divided
- Whipped cream
- Sprinkles or other decorations