Growing up in San Diego with a full on Mexican family, (9 brothers and sisters on my mom side and another 9 on my dad’s side, plus wives, husbands and kids) we had very traditional desserts in our family parties.
This dessert was most likely to be seen at baby showers, which I loved to attend. The biggest reason was all the food. My aunts all would bring one of their best home made dishes. That equals to a whole lot of great food! Gelatina de mosaico (mosaic jello) is a great mix of cream and sweetness that just make your taste buds jump for joy!
- Jello in 3 or 4 different flavors. I used strawberry, Lime, Peach
- One can of condensed milk
- One can of evaporated milk
- One box of Knox unflavored gelatine. I bought the one with 4 envelopes in it.
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup water
Prepare the flavored Jello per box instructions except with 2 cups less water per box.
Ex: The box says 2 cups cold water 2 cups hot water. I only used 2 cups hot water.
Place each jello in a separate molds and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Cut into square pieces and set aside.
Combine 3 envelopes of unflavored gelatine into a half a cup of water. Quickly place in microwave for 15 seconds *ONLY*. As soon as the microwave beeps, be ready to mix with a fork until gelatine looks completely dissolved.
In a blender quickly mix condensed, evaporated milk, vanilla and the unflavored gelatine.
While everything is in the blender place your previously set square cut jello into a greased jello mold. Pour blender contents over the jello and refrigerate for another 2 hours.
So how do you get the jello out of the mold you might ask? Easy- since you greased the pan it should not be stuck to the bottom. If it does appear to be a little stuck, dip the bottom of the mold in hot water for about 4 seconds. No longer than that! Place a large plate upside down over the mold. Using both hands hold on to both the mold and plate and flip.