Growing up, my mom made this every Christmas. We always called it our “Christmas Jello”. We only had it one time a year, at Christmas, and it was definitely one of my favorite things at the dinner table. Not only is it festive, but it can be changed up for any Holiday or any color/flavor of your choice. I have brought it to dinner parties and it was a hit!! Whichever colors you choose to use, I am sure it will be a hit!!
(4) 3 oz boxes of jello (any flavors desired)
1 cup hot water, 1/2 cup cold water to each box used
2 cups milk
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cold water
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1 pint sour cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
Butter or oil a 9 x 13 pan lightly. To make filling, bring the two cups of milk to a boil. Dissolve the 1 cup sugar into the milk. In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup cold water with 2 envelopes of unflavored gelatin. Add gelatin mixture to the milk while still warm. Pour sour cream into a bowl and add in the gelatin/milk mixture. Add in 2 tsp vanilla extract. Keep mixture covered on the counter.
Make first package of jello. Pour into the cake pan. Place pan into the fridge. Allow to set up, but make sure it is still a bit tacky to touch as this helps the next layer stick to it. Add 1 1/2 cups filling for the next layer. Put back into fridge until set. Repeat by making next package of jello, then 1 1/2 cups filling, and so on. Keep in fridge until ready to eat! Enjoy!!