Posts tagged ‘Jello’

July 3, 2012

Whipped Strawberry Jello Jiggler Shots

* 21 and Up only beyond this point *

4th of July

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June 13, 2012

Strawberry Chocolate Pudding Ice Pops

There’s always room for Jello (Pudding Pops)!

Growing up my mom always used her Tupperware Ice Pop Molds to make me fresh Ice-Pops all summer long! When I moved into my own house, mom figured she would not be making many more pops (until at least she had grand kids to make them for) so she gave me her molds, yay! One of my favorite (and easiest) ice pops always were Pudding Pops (which I also found out were also Rich’s favorite type when he was growing up – I love being able to make my PA Wedding Photographer Fiance happy).

Basically all that needs to get done for the Perfect Pudding Pops is to start out by making your favorite Pudding (instant or homemade or cooked). Then you just need to pour that pudding into your pop mold of choice (store-bought or ice cube trays, or silicone molds, or paper cups), and then freeze them up for a few hours.

After Strawberry Picking last week I knew that some Chocolate Covered Strawberry flavored Ice Pops would be amazing. So taking my love of Pudding Pops and then just adding some fresh Strawberries to the mix equaled these delicious Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pudding Pops!

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October 31, 2011

[Skeleton] Mudslide Jigglers

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2011!

Due to the Snow-Tober Storm we experienced here in the NorthEast, my pumpkin-carving-party got changed a bit! We just traveled over to J’s house with some snacks and goodies in hand. The power going out put a hamper on much of my exciting goodies I had planned on making but I still had a pumpkin hummus, buttermilk ranch, sweet pumpkin dip, and these little beauties!

The color was just right, the flavor was awesome, and they are so easily adaptable to whatever you want to make with them! I can see these guys being so cute for Winter in a Snowman (or snowflake) pan!!!

Mudslide Jigglers

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua
  • 1/4 cup vanilla vodka
  • 2 envelopes Knox Gelatin

Put your milk into a small saucepan & sprinkle your 2 packages of Knox on top – allowing it to soak for a minute or two. Then turn your heat on very low and stir constantly for about 5 minutes until gelatin is fully disolved (this will be thick).

Then pour in your Baileys & Kahlua (stirring very well to blend it all). Finally add the vodka.

Pour the entire mixture into your desired pan. If using the adorable Wilton Skeleton Pan, make sure to spray lightly with cooking spray and then wipe most of it out & make sure it gets into those corners – just leave enough to allow it to pop out at the end. Allow to set for at least 3 hours (or even overnight) and pop out of pan or cut as soon as possible to serving as possible. This should make about 18-24 mudslide jiggler shots (it made the 15 skeleton heads and then another half dozen in a flat container)!

One Year AgoPumpkin Carving Party 2010 (the one that wasn’t snowed out!)

And I leave you with this, Today’s Question of the Day… what shapes do you think would lend themselves to awesome seasonal jigglers (and what flavor should those awesome shapes be)

August 27, 2011

Hurricane Jiggler Shots

I interrupt your regularly scheduled “tomato overload” program to bring you the latest Hurricane Irene survival information… There’s a Hurricane hitting the East Coast! I know that people are stocked up on their water, bread and milk and eggs and generators and flashlights – and that they also stocked up on the booze so they could make it through the storm! Take some of that booze and make a Hurricane right in your own house.

 

I present you with Hurricane Irene Jiggler Shots… may these be the only things to wiggle/jiggle/sway in your life during this storm!

Hurricane Jiggler Shots

as adapted from my favorite: Jelly Shot Test Kitchen – get it!

  • 1/2 cup passion fruit nectar (or mango/guava/etc)
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup grenadine
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 2 1/2 packages (2 packages plus 1 teaspoon) Knox Gelatin
  • 1/2 cup white rum
  • 1/2 cup dark rum

Put  all the non-alcoholic liquids into a small saucepan & sprinkle your Knox on top – allowing it to soak for a minute or two. Then turn your heat on very low and stir constantly for about 5 minutes until gelatin is fully disolved.

Remove from heat & pour in your two kinds of rum. Pour the entire mixture into either a loaf pan or a 9×9 square pan (as long as its flat – you are pretty much ok with anything). Allow to set for at least 3 hours (or even overnight) and cut as soon as possible to serving as possible (I often just cut a few at a time when serving, and even if I cut them all – leave them in the ‘fridge to stay cool). This should make about 18-24 Hurricane Irene Survival Jiggler Shots!

One Year Ago – Salsa

And I leave you with this, today’s Question of the Day… What has the worst storm been that you have ever lived through & what ‘survival items’ did you need?

July 19, 2011

Red, White, & Blue Jiggler Shot

This post is a few weeks later than I wanted it to be – SORRY

I started making some Jello Jiggler Shots early this year with ‘Beer Jigglers’ for New Years and then some Margarita Jigglers around Memorial Day (never photographed – Ill re-make and re-do those). Every time I make Jigglers they are a big hit & so much fun. Rich “hates” Jello & Jigglers but gets excited every time that I make these because as they say “there is always room for Jello”!

I have been enjoying my new Jiggler experiments and wanted to bring something fun & festive to our neighbor’s July 4th party and thought these Red, White & Blue Jigglers were just perfect  (I also made Mudslide Jigglers – but those all went to my family, although I do need to make them again for the next time we get together with friends since they were so good)

How To…

All recipe direction are about the same, but I’ll write them out since they vary slightly. They should all be made in either a 9 x 9 pan or a loaf pan (the short square ones are easier to cut). You can also use silicone molds with a little cooking spray before to allow for easy release. Recipes in this post are from (or adapted along the same lines of) the Jelly Shot Test Kitchen Cookbook.

Red: Sangria Jigglers

  • 1 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2.5 packages knox gelatin

Place the wine in a small saucepan & sprinkle the gelatin on top – let set for a minute or two. Turn the heat on very low and slowly dissolve the gelatin until melted, about 5 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until everything is dissolved and mixed through. Pour into a small (9×9) square container or a loaf pan. Lets set in the refrigerator several hours or overnight (it needs at least 4 hours).

White: Banana Coconut Daiquiri

  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup Rum
  • 1/3 cup Maibu Rum
  • 3/4 cup banana liqueur
  • 2 packages Knoxx

Place the milk in a small saucepan & sprinkle the gelatin on top – let set for a minute or two. Turn the heat on very low and slowly dissolve the gelatin until melted, about 5 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until everything is dissolved and mixed through. Pour into a small (9×9) square container or a loaf pan. Lets set in the refrigerator several hours or overnight (it needs at least 4 hours).

* I used 99 bananas liqueur and this was WAY too strong for my taste – please cut it down to 1/2 cup and add 1/4 cup more milk if you try this OR use a different liqueur!

Blue: Blue Hawaii

  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup vodka
  • 1/4 cup blue curacao liqueur
  • 1/4 cup rum (white OR Malibu)
  • < 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 packages Knox

Place the pineapple juice, vodka, & lemon juice in a small saucepan & sprinkle the gelatin on top – let set for a minute or two. Turn the heat on very low and slowly dissolve the gelatin until melted, about 5 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until everything is dissolved and mixed through. Pour into a small (9×9) square container or a loaf pan. Lets set in the refrigerator several hours or overnight (it needs at least 4 hours).

And I leave you with this question… What classic color OR drink combinations would be fun to make for your next gathering!?

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