American Flag Fourth of July JELL-O® Mold

We make this all-American layered JELL-O® mold every Fourth of July to celebrate Independence Day.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs 55 mins
Total Time:
5 hrs 15 mins
20 servings


  • cooking spray

  • 1 quart boiling water, divided

  • 2 (3 ounce) packages red cherry-flavored gelatin (such as JELL-O®)

  • 3 cups cool water, divided

  • 1 (3 ounce) package lemon-flavored gelatin (such as Jell-O®)

  • 1 (8 ounce) tub frozen whipped topping (such as Cool Whip®), thawed

  • 2 (3 ounce) packages blue berry-flavored gelatin (such as Jell-O® Berry Blue)


  1. Coat an American flag mold with cooking spray and place on a baking sheet.

  2. Combine 1 1/2 cups boiling water and red gelatin mix in a medium-sized bowl. Stir until dissolved, at least 2 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cups cold water and stir. Pour red gelatin into the prepared mold and refrigerate until set, but not yet firm, about 45 minutes; gelatin should stick to finger when touched and should mound.

  3. Wait 20 minutes after you put the red gelatin into the refrigerator. Combine 1 cup boiling water and lemon gelatin in a bowl. Refrigerate until slightly thickened, about 25 minutes.

  4. Remove lemon gelatin from the refrigerator. Whisk in thawed whipped topping until combined and spread mixture over red gelatin in the mold. Return to the refrigerator until set but not firm, about 10 minutes.

  5. Combine 1 1/2 cups boiling water and blue gelatin in a medium-sized bowl. Stir until dissolved, at least 2 minutes. Stir in 1 1/2 cups cold water. Pour blue gelatin into the mold. Refrigerate until firm, at least 4 hours. Unmold onto a serving tray.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

113 Calories
3g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 113
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Sodium 97mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 2g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Potassium 3mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.