I must admit, I think that rainbow cupcakes are getting an unfair amount of attention. Not that I haven't made them, because I have, but I would like to introduce you to the less popular rainbow Jell-O… I'm hoping it overtakes the rainbow cupcake in popularity, because it's just soo good.
I know what you're thinking, Jell-O? Good? but I'm asking all my friends who have had the pleasure of trying the rainbow Jell-O to help me out and verify that it is indeed really yummy.
And, while it may look labor intensive, it's really not that bad. Each layer takes about 5 minutes to make, and if you spread it out over a day or two when you have a minute here or a minute there, it doesn't feel at all like you've been slaving in the kitchen for days to make it, but the end result is very impressive.
I think it would make the perfect addition to your "green" dinner tomorrow night.
12 Layer (AKA Rainbow) Jell-O
6 boxes 4 oz Jell-O
2 tubs sour cream
Boil one cup of water. Add one package of Jell-O (this is your bottom layer.. so to make the rainbow, purple) allow Jell-O to disolve. Pour 1/2 cup of Jell-O mixture into a separate bowl and whisk in 1/3 cup sour cream. Pour into bottom of 9x13 pan and refrigerate. Add 3 Tbsp of ice water to Jell-O mixture still in the pan and leave sitting on the counter. After first layer has set up (approx 20-25 minutes) pour remaining Jell-O on top of cream layer and refrigerate until set.
Repeat, Repeat, Repeat, Repeat, Repeat, Top with Whip Cream and serve.