From the Kitchen

4th of July Jell-O

This year for the 4th of July, I’m in charge of bringing a salad to the family party. I’ve made this fun flag-shaped 4th of July Jell-O before, and it’s always a hit. As I live in the Jell-O Capital of the World, this side dish is perfect for the family party!

Jello American Flag

Supplies for Jell-O Flag:

  • Jell-O – Blue or Red Jell-O color works best for the background.
  • Whip cream – I like to use the cream from a spray can as it forms a better line for the flag. It also makes it look kinda wavy.
  • Red fruit – strawberries or raspberries are delish.
  • Blueberries – for the corner as stars.

As I was making the Jello, my kids wanted a taste of all the toppings as a snack. So I made them some Red, White, and Blue Fruit Bowls. They were a great treat and all too easy.

4th of july dessert


  1. i was thinking bout maken a jello flag with strawberry jello make a pan cut into strips lay it on cookie sheet and put cheesecake pudding for the white stripes ten make blue berry jello n ice cube trays till set up then put then in corner n put spray whip topping in blue ice cubes for stars does this sound good to anyone need some opinions

  2. You might live in the jello capital, but I live a mere 1/2 hour drive from where jello was invented! All your holiday foods look quite yummy!

  3. That is beautiful! What a great idea! I’m definitly going to try that this weekend! Thanks

  4. Yummy! You are making me way hungry! What fabulous ideas! I will have to us one on Friday!

  5. Yum! Is that one of your name etched Pyrexes? Those are so cool! Didn’t you used to make those to sell? I was thinking that I need one!

  6. I’m in love with the fruit bowl! (not that the jello dish isn’t great, it is) For a dish of leftover toppings the bowl rocks! I think I need to serve it this weekend.

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