Lucky Rainbow Jello

We don’t usually do much around our house to “celebrate” St. Patrick’s Day… but I figure that any day I can eat something rainbow colored, with a chocolate coin on top is a good day in my book!

I’ve posted Rainbow Jello before, in fact it’s one of my favorite (and most popular) posts.  This is simply a mini version, dressed up for St. Patrick’s Day with a chocolate gold coin.

~ How to Make Rainbow Jello ~

You’ll need 1 small box of jello in each color (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple).

1 large container of cool whip (you may use sour cream or yogurt in place of the cool whip).

You might notice I skipped yellow for these because I wasn’t sure I’d be able to fit 6 colors in these small glasses.  The glasses shown are 5 oz. juice glasses, you’ll have to make adjustments as needed depending on the size of glasses you use.

Follow these directions for each layer…

Chose the color you want on the bottom (in this case purple).  Dissolve jello as directed on the box using the “quick chill” method (which includes some ice).  Once dissolved, pour the liquid into your glasses, reserving about 1/3 of the jello liquid.  Put all of the glasses in the refrigerator for 15-30 minutes, until jello is slightly set.  Mix about 1/3 cup cool whip (sour cream or yogurt) into the remaining jello liquid.  Pour cool whip/jello mixture on top of partially set first layer.  Place all cups in the refrigerator and allow to set (at least 15-30 minutes) while you mix the next color.

Repeat process with each color, allowing each layer to set 15-30 minutes before adding another layer.  The total process will take several hours.

Top the finished rainbow jello with a dollop of cool whip, or whipped cream and add a chocolate gold coin.

 Have a sweet and colorful week!


  1. How many glasses did you use for this recipe?

  2. D you think this would work in clear plastic cups? I’d like to try it for my sons preschool snack. Thanks!

  3. These are beautiful. About how many cups did you fill with a box of each colored Jell-O?

  4. These are beautiful and you are talented. I decided to make these for my daughters Rainbow Birthday. I made these along with other things I thought would be not too hard. What did I discover? I am not Martha Stewart. My desserts look nothing like yours. The whipped topping was messy and separated from the jello smearing my glasses. I showed my husband your pictures of the rainbow dessert after he saw mine and we both burst out laughing. I admire talented people like you and I suppose I can vicariously read your blog imagining for a brief moment that I too am talented. But alas its a dream and I suppose I better admit defeat and just buy premade delights from talented people like you.


    • This dessert does take quite a bit of time and patience. Don’t give up! Kepp trying baking and decorative food projects, and you will certainly improve!

  5. Just stopping by to let you know that I've featured your craft on Family Fun Crafts! You can see it here:

    If you have other kid friendly crafts, I'd love it if you would submit them. 🙂 If you would like to display a
    featured button on your site, you can grab one from the right side bar of your post above.

  6. Ohhhh that is sooo pretty!

  7. adorable Glory!!

    Thanks for linking up to I'm Lovin It! I featured your post in my wrap up!

    Have a great weekend!

  8. My daughter's birthday theme this year is ''rainbows'' I LOVE your jello rainbow!

    Do you think you could share it over at The DIY Dreamer 🙂 It would make my day 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.