The Patriotic Parfait: Celebrate the 4th in Style

The patriotic parfait

 

Picnics...Camping...Barbecues...Fireworks...

No matter what your plans are for the 4th, there's little doubt there will be plenty of tasty food involved. If you'd like to celebrate the 4th in style with a dish tailor-made for the 4th of July, here's a quick and easy gelatin dish you can make that's guaranteed to impress. 

The Patriotic Parfait Ingredients

1 6-ounce package of cherry gelatin

1 6-ounce package of blueberry gelatin

3 cups boiling water

3 cups cold water

1 cup ice cubes

4 cups Cool Whip whipped topping

 

The Patriotic Parfait Directions

  1. Add 1 1/2 cup boiling water to a large mixing bowl and stir the package of cherry gelatin into it until it's completely dissolved. Add 1/2 cup of ice cubes to 1 1/2 cups cold water and add it to the bowl of gelatin. Stir it in until the ice has melted. Pour the cherry gelatin into glass 8" X 8" dish. Place the dish in the fridge.
  2. Repeat step one to prepare the blueberry gelatin in a separate glass dish.
  3. Wait for the gelatin to set. Once it's set, slice it into cubes. 
  4. Layer the gelatin in the serving dishes. Start with red, add a layer of Cool Whip. Add the blue and then top with a dollop of Cool Whip. I also like to add strawberries and/or blueberries to the top of that, but they're optional. 
  5. Serve immediately.