Petite Watermelons

September 7, 2010 at 9:54 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Cherry, Jello Shots, Lime, Recipe, Vodka | 14 Comments
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With the passing of the Labor Day weekend and summer drawing to an end, I made these mini watermelons to commemorate the occasion. Made with lime rinds, strawberries, and vodka with little black sesame seeds, these make fun little “jello shots”.  I have seen versions of this all over the web, most recently and notably on another jello blog called My Jello Americans. This is just one of an amazing array of tiny “jello shots” from the creators of that blog made with their own infused liquors in fun, creative shapes. The recipe for this can be found in a preview of my new book here.

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  1. You are the best! I am inspired to try some of these and I don’t even cook much anymore.

    • Thank you!

  2. So adorable! I wish summer wasn’t unofficially over.

  3. mind is officially boggled. How did you get them to keep their shape and not bleed on the rind??

    • I cut the lime in half and scooped out the innards and filled them with jello. Then, once the jello is set, cut the rinds into quarters. It was harder than I thought it would be to slice the rinds without shredding the delicate jello. A very sharp knife was needed.

  4. Those are absolutely precious!

  5. these are the cutest things i’ve ever seen! they’d be perfect for a summer party!

  6. Creative! They are so pretty…I am thinking of a tropical beach party, fruity themed…with vibrant summer colors. Thanks for ths great idea;)

  7. Oh my gosh, those are so adorable! What a great idea.

  8. [...] Watermelons made out of Cherry Jelly in a Lime skin by JelloMistress [...]

  9. I just bought your book because the cover was so cute! The little watermelons would have been perfect for an annual get-together with my in-laws. However, I COULD NOT GET THE LIMES SCOOPED OUT!!! What is your secret? I tried for half an hour on one – I used a grapefruit spoon, a knife, a regular spoon… nothing worked. The pulp was stuck to that rind and it was not going anywhere. Tossed the lot. Thoroughly discouraged. Any tips?

    • Admittedly removing the rinds from the lime is kind of tricky. I used pairing knife around the edges to loosen the pulp then a tomato shark (like a melon baller but with teeth: http://bit.ly/KrkCdk) to scoop out all the rinds. Another method that I have heard works is using an apple corer to scrape it all out. It does take a little elbow grease. Good luck and don’t be discouraged! (Or try one of the other recipes… the watermelons are the cutest but definitely not the tastiest. Two of my favorites are the Coffee Kahlua and the Orange Spice. They are packed with flavor and the easiest to make.)

      Thank you!

      • Spoon. Teaspoon, usually, but whatever matches the curvature of the rind the best. If you have a bar stirrer, the size is perfect. Slide and wiggle. And the inside of the lime should come out pretty much whole.

        Sometimes helps to start the edge cut with a knife.
        Also helps to not squeeze at all. More dry = less mess = easier detachment

        (Former Bartender who spent a lot of time prepping citrus twists)

  10. I used a grapefruit knife to loosen the sides, then a grapefruit spoon to scoop some of the flesh out, but what really worked was using needle nose pliers to pull the very unforgiving membrane out..


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