A must try Birds Milk Jello recipe. Inside a layer of creamy mouse topped with raspberry jello. I hope you enjoy this super easy and fancy dessert.

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Hooray! Christmas is almost here! I hope you are taking some time to relax and make new Christmas memories with those you love. If you wanted something easy, fun and perdy to make for Christmas – try this Birds Milk Jello recipe.

It’s Vera’s famous ptichiye moloko recipe (bird’s milk); a layer of creamy mouse topped with raspberry jello (don’t worry, I’m wrapping up my bird’s milk spree). I hope you enjoy this super easy and fancy dessert. You can easily double it for a potluck. I’ll have some exciting new Russian recipes for New Year’s so stay tuned! 

What you will need to make Birds Milk Jello:

8×8-inch glass pyrex dish
Cooking spray

Ingredients for Birds Milk Jello Layer:

(note: this is 1/2 of the original ptichye moloko recipe) 
1 packet unflavored gelatin (1/4 oz (roughly 7 grams or 1 1/2 tsp) per packet
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
8 oz tub sour cream
8 oz tub cool whip, refrigerated (should be fully thawed, not frozen)
6 oz raspberry jello
2 cups boiling water
Red Gel Food coloring (I use this one by Betty Crocker)

How to Make Birds Milk Jello (Mousse) Layer:

1. Spray a 8×8-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. This keeps the jello from sticking to the pan when serving.

A spray can of Crisco being held above a glass baking dish

2. In a small pan, whisk together 1 packet unflavored gelatin with 1/2 cup milk over medium heat. Continue whisking until it just begins to steam, remove from heat (DO NOT BOIL). Set aside to cool.

Birds Milk Jello Recipe

3. In the bowl of an electric mixer over medium speed, whisk together 1/2 cup sugar, 8 oz tub of sour cream and a 8 oz tub of cool whip until well blended. Make sure your cool whip is fully thawed and soft or you will have clumps in your jello.

A bowl with mixture for Bird\'s milk jello

4. With the mixer on medium speed, slowly add the warm milk mixture until incorporated.

Two mixtures being combined in a mixer

5. Immediately pour half of the cream into the prepared baking dish. Smooth the top.

A baking pan with a layer of Bird\'s milk jello

6. Mix red food coloring (a few drops at a time until desired color is reached) into the second half of the cream until well-blended. Quickly spread pink jello over your white cream. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

A must try Birds Milk Jello recipe. Inside a layer of creamy mouse topped with raspberry jello. I hope you enjoy this super easy and fancy dessert.

7. Dissolve jello with 2 cups boiling hot water and set aside to cool to room temperature.

A must try Birds Milk Jello recipe. Inside a layer of creamy mouse topped with raspberry jello. I hope you enjoy this super easy and fancy dessert.

8. Once jello is cool or just luke-warm, pour the raspberry jello over the bird’s milk. You can also add fruit over the top after you pour your jello. Try raspberries or sliced strawberries for an extra tang. Refrigerate jello 2-4 hours, or until jello is set. Have fun with it. Make it unique by adding any kind of jello or food coloring.

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Birds Milk Jello Recipe

5 from 38 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Prep Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients 

Servings: 10 -15

(note: this is 1/2 of the original ptichye moloko recipe)

  • 1 packet unflavored gelatin, 1/4 oz (roughly 7 grams or 1 1/2 tsp per packet
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 8 oz tub sour cream
  • 8 oz tub cool whip, refrigerated (should be fully thawed, not frozen)
  • 6 oz raspberry jello
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • Red gel food coloring

Instructions

  • Spray a 8x8-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. This keeps the jello from sticking to the pan when serving.
  • In a small pan, whisk together 1 packet unflavored gelatin with 1/2 cup milk over medium heat. Continue whisking until it just begins to steam, remove from heat (DO NOT BOIL). Set aside to cool.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer over medium speed, whisk together 1/2 cup sugar, 8 oz tub of sour cream and a 8 oz tub of cool whip until well blended. Make sure your cool whip is fully thawed and soft or you will have clumps in your jello.
  • With the mixer on medium speed, slowly add the warm milk mixture.
  • Immediately pour half of the cream into the prepared baking dish. Smooth the top.
  • Mix red food coloring (a few drops at a time until desired color is reached) into the second half of the cream until well-blended. Quickly spread pink jello over your white cream. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Dissolve jello with 2 cups boiling hot water and set aside to cool to room temperature.
  • Once jello is cool or just luke-warm, pour the raspberry jello over the bird's milk. You can also add fruit over the top after you pour your jello. Try raspberries or sliced strawberries for an extra tang. Refrigerate jello 2-4 hours, or until jello is set. Have fun with it. Make it unique by adding any kind of jello or food coloring.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword: Birds Milk Jello
Skill Level: Easy/Medium
Cost to Make: $

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  • Liliya
    November 17, 2023

    I been making this jello for like 8 years already to parties
    It’s so easy and affordable.
    I just made this jello 2 batches for 2 parties.
    All the time people comment how soft and delicious it is.
    Thank you again Natasha for such easy but so yummy recipe

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 17, 2023

      You’re very welcome! Thank you for the feedback!

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  • Naomi
    October 25, 2023

    Can I replace the cool whip with whipped cream? How much of whipped cream should I use?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 25, 2023

      Hi Naomi, that could be a good substitute, but I haven’t tested it personally in this recipe so I can’t really recommend it without testing it first.

      Reply

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    April 23, 2023

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  • Rena
    March 30, 2022

    SOOOO delicious. I made this for a friend’s 40th birthday party. She LOVES jello and cranberries so I mixed a can of jellied cranberry sauce in with the jello layer. When it was set I topped it with fresh raspberries. Wow….it..was…amazing. Thanks for the great recipe

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 30, 2022

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