Happy Fourth of July!
Is it weirding anybody else out that the Fourth of July is tomorrow?
Next week they’re probably going to start playing school supplies commercials and having back-t0-school sales.
I’m not ready yet! :O
I can comfort myself with the thought that there’s still a solid month of summer left.
Only 30 days…
Alright, maybe I’m not so good at comforting myself. Moving on.
Blue raspberry Jello is layered with a healthy serving of Cool Whip and then topped with a ring of juicy sliced strawberries. Yum!
I have to be honest, the smell of that blue jello was like a slap in the face from my six-year-old self. 😉 I hadn’t made jello or bought it in a while, and that potent blue-raspberry smell wafting from the packet was very reminiscent of kindergarten lunch treats!
Still…how could I say no to blue jello? Especially when they’re this cute and flippin’ perfect for the 4th of July!
We usually have a little get-together with family on the 4th, which often means a lot of little cousins running around. Blue Jello + Cool Whip + strawberries = a little kid’s dream! 😀 Plus, they won’t melt in the heat.
As far as assembling these, it’s pretty dang simple. You don’t even have to turn on your oven! All you gotta do is make up your blue Jello…
…pour about a half cup into a clear plastic cup (if you don’t use clear cups, you lose out on 75% of the cuteness!)…
…pop ’em in the fridge for, oh, four hours or so, until they’re firm and jiggly…
…top them with a dollop of Cool Whip and a ring of sliced strawberries…
And voila! An adorably patriotic treat perfect for the 4th of July!
Let’s get to it, shall we?
What you’ll need… (this batch makes around eight, so double or even triple the recipe if you need more)
- 1 package of blue raspberry Jello
- 1 tub of Cool Whip
- 8-9 strawberries, sliced
- Clear plastic cups
- Make up your Jello following the directions on the box. Pour about half a cup of the mixture into each clear plastic cup.
- Place in the fridge and chill until firm and wobbly.
- Top with a generous spoonful of Cool Whip. Add sliced strawberries on top of the Cool Whip.