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How to Make


  • 4 packages of Jell-O (green, orange, yellow and red)
  • 2 cups Smith's Sour Cream
  • 2 cups Smith's Milk
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2-1/2 cups cold water, divided
  • 4 cups boiling water, divided
  • 2 envelopes Knox Gelatin
  • 2 tsp vanilla


First Layer:

  1. Dissolve green Jell-O in 1 cup of boiling water, stir until well mixed. Add 1/2 cup of cold water.
  2. Refrigerate until syrupy then pour into a glass dish. Let Jell-O set.

Second Layer:

  1. Bring milk to a slight boil. Add sugar and mix until dissolved.
  2. Dissolve 2 packets Knox Gelatin in 1/2 cup cold water. Add to milk mixture.
  3. Put Smith’s Sour Cream and vanilla in mixing bowl.
  4. Blend in milk mixture until well blended.
  5. Cool to room temperature.
  6. Pour 1-1/4 cups white mixture over green layer. Refrigerate until sticky.
  7. Set white mixture aside at room temperature.

Third Layer:

  1. Follow instructions from first layer for orange Jell-O.
  2. Pour over white layer.
  3. Refrigerate until set.

Fourth Layer:

  1. Pour 1-1/4 cups of white liquid over set orange Jell-O.
  2. Refrigerate until sticky.

Fifth Layer:

  1. Repeat instruction from first layer for yellow Jell-O.
  2. Pour over white layer.
  3. refrigerate until set.

Sixth Layer:

  1. Pour remaining white mixture over set Jell-O.
  2. Refrigerate until sticky.

Seventh Layer:

  1. Repeat instructions from first layer for red Jell-O.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to serve.



4 23, 2021

Pat Clinker

I make this exactly as the recipe says for every Thanksgiving. SO good! Our son is a bit of a picky eater so I’m happy he likes this! I make it again at Christmas using only 2 red and 2 green jellos!