Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Layered Hearts - 2 points

I typed this one up last night since I assumed that I would be quite knackered after my root canal today. Thanks for the good wishes; it went quite well. I am just rather tired and have already taken a nice nap!

I am obviously very far behind with this one, since this is what I sent to school with Simon on Valentine's Day. I know that is is not seasonally appropriate anymore, but it was delicious. The combination of the strawberry flavor and the sweetened condensed milk was creamy and refreshing. I think that this could be the perfect St. Patrick's Day recipe if one used lime jello instead of strawberry. I imagine it would taste something like key lime pie!

Layered Hearts from FamilyFun.com
1 can fat free sweetened condensed milk
3 (3 ounce) packages strawberry jello
2 (1/4 ounce) envelopes unflavored gelatin

1. Dissolve one pkg strawberry Jello in 3/4 cup boiling water. Add 3/4 cup cold water; pour into a 9x13 inch glass pan and refrigerate for 1 hour.
2. Stir together 1/2 cup boiling water and the condensed milk. In a separate bowl, dissolve all the unflavored gelatin in 1/2 cup cold water for 1 to 2 minutes. Mix in 3/4 cup boiling water; then combine with milk mixture and cool. Add half the mixture to the pan of red gelatin, pouring over a spoon to slow the stream. Refrigerate at least 40 minutes (the directions say 20, but I found that was not long enough - it let to a slightly pink tint between layers).
3. Continue alternating layers - strawberry Jello, milk, and strawberry jello - chilling for at least 40 minutes between each layer.
4. Once layers are all completely chilled, dip the bottom of the pan in warm water for 60 seconds. Use a heart shaped cookie cutter to create individual servings.
5. Yields 13, 2 point servings

Here is a serving along with some of Simon's Valentine's Day artwork.

 Here is a view from the side...

I finished rereading the book Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder. It is a bit odd if you are reading it for pleasure, but quite good if you are looking to brush up on your philosophy.


  1. Delicious jello love this layered hearts.

  2. Loving this. Cute and delicious. Glad you are doing well. Take it easy and relax a bit,

  3. wow very cute and so pleased your root canal was ok


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