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Red, White, and Blue Non-Alcoholic Drink

Updated on July 2, 2017
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Patriotic Red, White and Blue Drink!
Patriotic Red, White and Blue Drink! | Source

Easy Patriotic Drink

Need a quick patriotic drink idea for your 4th of July party or Memorial Day? Try this recipe for using little blue and red cubes of jello floating in clear soda like Sprite, Sierra Mist, or 7-Up. I first had a similar drink in China at a fast-food restaurant and have been eager to re-create it since.

Fancy enough for an adult party, this is also a hit with kids. For best effect, serve in clear glasses with patriotic colored straws. Your guest will love the fact that as they drink, they will get a different flavor of jello in every sip. The effect is a lot like bobo tea. I liked the fact that my kids could help me make the drink.

Sugar Free Recipe

Best of all, this drink can be made with regular or sugar-free jello, and you can serve it with regular or diet soda. So serve it sugar-free for your diabetic friends, or for those of us who are watching our weight.

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Step 1: Take two boxes of Jello, red and blue.Step 2: Put each into separate bowls and pour 1 cup of boiling water in each (heated water in microwave for 2 minutes).Step 3: Mix up until Jello dissolves. My kids were my mixers!Step 4: Add about 1 cup of ice to each bowl.Step 5: Stir until ice stops melting.  Take out any remaining ice.  Pour mixture into a pan which is covered with plastic wrap, so Jello can be easily removed.  Tip: if you want, you can pour the jello into silicone molds that are shaped if you want.Step 6: Cut the Jello into small cubes about 1/4 to 1/2 inches.Step 7: Put about 1/4 cup of mixed cubes at the bottom of a clear glass.Step 8: When you are ready to serve, pour in cold clear soda. Add a straw and have a Happy 4th of July!
Step 1: Take two boxes of Jello, red and blue.
Step 1: Take two boxes of Jello, red and blue. | Source
Step 2: Put each into separate bowls and pour 1 cup of boiling water in each (heated water in microwave for 2 minutes).
Step 2: Put each into separate bowls and pour 1 cup of boiling water in each (heated water in microwave for 2 minutes). | Source
Step 3: Mix up until Jello dissolves. My kids were my mixers!
Step 3: Mix up until Jello dissolves. My kids were my mixers! | Source
Step 4: Add about 1 cup of ice to each bowl.
Step 4: Add about 1 cup of ice to each bowl. | Source
Step 5: Stir until ice stops melting.  Take out any remaining ice.  Pour mixture into a pan which is covered with plastic wrap, so Jello can be easily removed.  Tip: if you want, you can pour the jello into silicone molds that are shaped if you want.
Step 5: Stir until ice stops melting. Take out any remaining ice. Pour mixture into a pan which is covered with plastic wrap, so Jello can be easily removed. Tip: if you want, you can pour the jello into silicone molds that are shaped if you want. | Source
Step 6: Cut the Jello into small cubes about 1/4 to 1/2 inches.
Step 6: Cut the Jello into small cubes about 1/4 to 1/2 inches. | Source
Step 7: Put about 1/4 cup of mixed cubes at the bottom of a clear glass.
Step 7: Put about 1/4 cup of mixed cubes at the bottom of a clear glass. | Source
Step 8: When you are ready to serve, pour in cold clear soda. Add a straw and have a Happy 4th of July!
Step 8: When you are ready to serve, pour in cold clear soda. Add a straw and have a Happy 4th of July! | Source
5 stars from 1 rating of Patriotic Drink Recipe

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 12 drinks

Ingredients

  • 6 oz box Berry Blue Jello
  • 6 oz. box Cherry Jello or other red Jello
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 cups or more ice
  • 12 cans or 2 liter bottles iclear soda like sprite or 7-up, regular or diet

Instructions

  1. Put each jello into a separate bowl. Pour 1 cup boiling water on each jello and mix.
  2. Add 1 cup of ice to each jello. Mix until cool. Take out extra ice and throw away.
  3. Cover two flat pans (about 8"x8" aize) with clear plastic wrap. Pour each Jello mixture into a separte pan. Refrigerate about 20 minutes or until set.
  4. Cut Jello into small squares about 1/4 to 1/2 inch across.
  5. Put about 1/4 cup of mixed red and blue Jello squares in the bottom of a clear glass. Pour on chilled clear soda. Add a red, white or blue straw. Serve immediately.

Like Bubble (Bobo) Tea

How did I get this idea? Oddly enough, this American drink idea came from a small fast-food restaurant I visited in China. Along with noodles, they served Sprite with little balls of jello-like treats on the bottom. It was very good and I loved the burst of flavor that came up the straw. Recently, bubble tea has become popular over here. Bubble tea is made with tapioca balls rather than Jello. This drink is a bit like that, but carbonated.

Let Kids Help

While trying to think of a good 4th of July drink, I thought about those balls of jello and realized they were a lot like the good old American food, Jello Jigglers. So my daughters Sophie and Steffi lent me a hand in making Blueberry Jigglers and Red Cherry Jigglers. Anxious to try it out, we fast-forwarded the jello by using ice instead of cold water. After just 20 minutes or so in the refrigerator, we cut our Jigglers into cubes, put them in clear glasses and poured on the Sprite. Somewhat nervously, I wondered:

  • Would it work?
  • Would the blue and red mix to make a strange purple?
  • Could the Jigglers fit up the straw?
  • Could I actually serve this at our 4th of July party?

It worked! The kids loved it and I'm pulling out the clear glasses and hunting up the blue and red straws for the party. Hope you enjoy this treat too!

The next time we made it, we did a variation and froze the jello in different shaped silicone molds. That worked too. The jello doesn't melt and looks great in the drink. Of course, you could use other colors for holidays like Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and Valentines. We hope you enjoy this treat too!

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/4 cup jello cubes
Calories 80
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 19 g6%
Sugar 19 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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    • VirginiaLynne profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Kearney 

      6 years ago from United States

      That is a great idea Helena!

    • Helena Ricketts profile image

      Helena Ricketts 

      6 years ago from Indiana

      This is so neat! I'm going to make it for the hubby when he comes home on leave next month. He will get a kick out it!

    • VirginiaLynne profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Kearney 

      6 years ago from United States

      akirchner--I love the idea of using strawberries and blueberries on a cake in a flag. Yum. I'm going to have to try this--maybe I can just be patriotic on another day? Actually, here in Texas they celebrate lots of patriotic holidays. We just passed "flag day" which I don't think I ever knew about when growing up in California!

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      6 years ago from Washington

      Cool idea, Virginia - literally~ I could have used this when my kids were young for sure. My favorite recipe is a strawberry and blueberry cake or pie - I've made it a couple of years and I can't recall the exact name of it. But it is so festive with beautiful red strawberries and plump blueberries and whipping cream for the white. I did it in a flag kind of motif and everyone always says it's too pretty to eat - but they do of course~ Great idea for the 4th and love the pictures!

    • VirginiaLynne profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Kearney 

      6 years ago from United States

      Thanks toknowinfo. I've got to go and get some more Sprite and clear glasses so we are ready for the party!

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      toknowinfo 

      6 years ago

      Great Idea. I love to make things that look like the holiday. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and awesome.

    • VirginiaLynne profile imageAUTHOR

      Virginia Kearney 

      6 years ago from United States

      Oh, I love the idea of frozen raspberries and blueberries--I may have to try that one too!

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      moonlake 

      6 years ago from America

      What a neat idea. I love stuff like this. Voted Up.

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      RTalloni 

      6 years ago from the short journey

      Delightful! When I saw your photo I thought you used frozen raspberries and blueberries, because we use blueberries in lemonade. What a surprise! :)

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