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7 Layer Jello

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7 Layer Jello

Always a popular dish for family get-togethers, potlucks and events.  
Posted By: Deirdre K Todd
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Local
Calories 2182 kcal


  • 2 pkgs. gelatin unflavored
  • 4 (6 oz.) boxes jello
  •  4 each 1 c. boiling hot water (1 cup for each pack of Jello)
  • 1/2 c. boiling water (for gelatin)
  • 4 each 1/2 c. cold water (1/2 cup for each pack of Jello)
  • 2 c. milk
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 c. sour cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract


  • In small mixing bowl; dissolve first color jello in 1 cup of boiling water, add 1/2 cup cold water.
  • Transfer into 13×9-inch glass baking dish.
  • In a small mixing bowl; dissolve gelatin in 1/2 cup of boiling water.
  • In a large saucepan over medium heat; bring milk to a low boil. Immediately remove from heat; stir in sugar, mixing until dissolved.
  • Whisk in gelatin mixture, sour cream and vanilla. Whisk until smooth; cool completely.
  • After the first layer is set, pour 1 1/2 cups of milk mixture over Jello.
  • Refrigerate until set and is sticky to the touch.
  • Repeat layers. Refrigerate 3-4 hours or overnight.
  • Slice for service.


Calories: 2182kcalCarbohydrates: 285gProtein: 29gFat: 108gSaturated Fat: 57gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 336mgSodium: 471mgPotassium: 1321mgSugar: 280gVitamin A: 3714IUVitamin B1: 0.3mgVitamin B5: 3mgVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 1136mgIron: 0.5mg
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