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Make this fun Fourth of July Dessert that is cool, fruity, creamy, and easy to take along to a cookout. Kids and adults will love it. You will love the convenience of a Mason jar dessert that is easy to make, tasty and portable.

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Print and create this FREE festive banner courtesy of Loving the Home Life to decorate a food table, hang on a deck, wall, fence, anywhere you want to liven up the party with red, white, and blue. 🙂

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How to Make Your FREE Happy 4th of July Banner

Click here to download and print your FREE Fourth of July Banner

Print your banner on card stock.

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Trim along the blue edge to shape the pennants. Leave about ½ an inch of white at the top. Trim white at the top as shown in the photo below.

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Fold the white top down on the back of the pennant.

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Tape the flap over a string to adhere it to a banner, and complete the letters of each word to complete the banner.

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Hang the banner where ever you want to decorate your cookout. 🙂

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How to make the Fourth of July Farmhouse Dessert

Makes 6 8oz jars

6 8-ounce (half-pint) Mason jelly jars
1 3-ounce package of berry blue flavored gelatin + 1 cup of boiling water and 1 cup cold water
1 3-ounce package of grape flavored gelatin
1 3-ounce package of cherry, strawberry, or raspberry (anything red) flavored gelatin + 1 cup of boiling water and 1 cup of cold water
1 envelope of unflavored gelatin + ½ cup of boiling water
1 cup of milk
½ cup of sugar
1 cup of sour cream
1 tsp. of vanilla extract

First, make the berry blue gelatin. Boil 1 cup of water and add the berry blue gelatin powder and about 1/3 of the grape flavored gelatin powder to get the pretty dark blue color. Stir until dissolved. Add 1 cup of cold water. Pour into the bottoms of the 6 Mason half-pint jelly jars, filling about 1/3 full. Carefully put the jars in the refrigerator to set the blue gelatin.

In a small bowl, dissolve the unflavored gelatin in ½ cup of boiling water.

Heat the milk in a small saucepan to just below boiling on medium heat. Stir in the softened unflavored gelatin and sugar and stir until dissolved. Remove from the heat. Stir in the sour cream and vanilla until smooth. Let it sit and cool to room temperature.

When the blue gelatin is set, carefully pour the sour cream mixture into the jars on top of the blue gelatin. Fill up to about 2/3 full in the jar. Carefully place jars back in the refrigerator to set the white sour cream mixture.

When the white sour cream mixture is set, make the red gelatin by adding the package of red gelatin to 1 cup of boiling water. Stir to dissolve. Add 1 cup of cold water. Let it sit and cool to room temperature.

When the white sour cream gelatin is set, carefully pour the red gelatin on top of the white to just below the rim of the jar. Carefully place the jars back in the refrigerator to set the red gelatin.

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When the red gelatin is set, they are ready to either serve or be transported to the party.

To transport them to a cookout, put the lids on the jars and pack them upright in a cooler in ice. Pack Reddi Whip and cherries on the ice in a cooler as well.

Keep them on ice until they are ready to serve.

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To serve, top with Reddi Whip and a cherry. Remember to pack plastic spoons for serving! 🙂

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Happy Fourth of July!!