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4th of July Dessert Recipes - Festive Fourth of July Gelatin
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Festive Fourth of July Gelatin - This pretty gelatin mold is a refreshing treat on a hot July day. Blue gelatin can be used in place of the strawberry gelatin if you prefer.

Product: 4th of July Dessert Recipes for Kids
Category: Fourth of July Fun - Cooking Activities

 
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Festive Fourth of July Gelatin

Ingredients:

  • 2 C of cranberry juice, boiling
  • 2 (3 oz.) pkgs. strawberry gelatin
  • 1 1/2 C club soda, chilled
  • 1 t lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 C of fresh blueberries, divided
  • 1 1/2 C of fresh raspberries, divided
  • 1 C of fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 C of fresh whole strawberries
  • 1 (8 oz.) container of whipped topping, thawed

Preparation:

  1. Pour the boiling cranberry juice into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Sprinkle the gelatin into the boiling juice and carefully stir until the gelatin has completely dissolved.
  3. Let the mixture stand for 10 minutes.
  4. Stir in the club soda and lemon juice until blended in well.
  5. Cover and chill for 45 minutes or until the gelatin is just beginning to set.
  6. Gently fold in 1 C of the blueberries, 1 C of the raspberries and the sliced strawberries.
  7. Spray a 6 C ring mold with a non stick cooking spray.
  8. Pour the gelatin into the mold and chill for 4 hours or until firm.
  9. To serve, place lettuce leaves on a serving platter.
  10. Unmold the gelatin onto the lettuce leaves.
  11. Fill the center of the mold with the remaining blueberries, raspberries and whole strawberries.
  12. Dot the top of the mold with dollops of the whipped topping and serve.

Makes 8 servings

Preparation Time: approximately 15 minutes
Chilling Time: approximately 4 hours 45 minutes
Total Time: approximately 5 hours

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