Saturday Snack — Broken Glass Jello

I was looking for a sugar-free dessert to make for a baby shower, where the mom-to-be needs to watch her sugar intake. I thought about jello, since sugar-free jello is such a staple for South Beach Diet-ers. Plus jello has a kind of fun, 1950s vibe to it.

So I found this recipe for Broken Glass Jello at the ‘Ono Kine Grindz website, and swapped in sugar-free jello. It’s time-consuming but easy and very pretty.

Broken Glass Jello
4 3-ounce boxes of sugar-free JELL-O
1 12-ounce can of evaporated milk (NOT condensed milk if you want to keep it sugar-free)
4 envelopes unflavored gelatinĀ (like Knox brand)

Mix each of the packets of jello with one cup of boiling water and pour each into four separate 8 X 8 cake pans. Chill until set, at least four hours.

jello in pans

Cut each of the jello pans into cubes and mix in a 9 X 13 dish and set aside in the fridge.

jello cut into cubes

Mix the four envelopes of unflavored gelatin with one cup of boiling water. Dissolve completely. Strain and combine with evaporated milk. Allow to cool completely, then pour over the cubed jello in the 9 X 13 dish.

milk poured onto jello

Chill until set, at least four hours. Serve by cutting into pretty slices.

broken glass jello slice



  1. Yorkshire Pudding says:

    What do you mean – “Serve bu” Is that some weird American culinary instruction? The end result looks brilliant but its nutritional value is questionable.

  2. I should not like this but I do.

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