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Home School Life Journal ........... Ceramics by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

Summer "Bucket" List: Make Cloud Parfaits

Make whipped cream clouds floating on a berry blue Jello sky.

2 packages of Berry Blue Jello
2 cups of ice

2 pints of whipping cream
2/3 cup sugar
1 tea. lemon juice
2 teas. vanilla extract
parfait glasses or any clear containers that you can see through

Make your whipped cream as per the instructions here, but continue whipping it until it forms super stiff peaks. You want to make sure that it is good and stiff so that if will hold it’s shape later in the jello. Keep chilled in fridge until needed.
Now it’s time to get your jello ready. Using both boxes of Jello, follow the directions on the back for Quick Set jello, doubling the amounts, of course. Stir the ice around in the bowl for about 5 minutes until the jello has thickened and remove any left over ice that didn’t melt. It should be jelled enough to scoop out on a spoon.
Start by placing a few spoonfuls of jello in the bottom of your parfait glass, then take your whipped cream from the fridge and drop in a spoonful or two and press it against the side of the glass. This is going to form your cloud in the sky.

Continue layering the jello and whipped cream, alternating where you place your clouds so that you get a staggered effect.

This idea comes from Huber Hof Academy, but the link no longer works, so I can't include one.

Originally posted Aug 3, 2011


  1. These are super cute! I bet my kids would love them!

  2. Love this! Phyllis, I want you to know how much you inspire me. I so love all the great things you do with your kids. I can't wait to see what August has in store for you. You and Steven are in my thoughts often.

  3. I love how these look, I doubt Selena would touch them though. My picky eater, and drinker.

  4. Wish I could reach through the screen and grab one of those right now! Looks so refreshing and fun! Plus the recipe seems pretty simple. Thank you for sharing.


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