Red, White, and Blueberry Watermelon Coolers

June 28, 2014 at 4:52 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Blueberry, Booze, IceCream, Jello Shots, Mint, Recipe, Rum, Vanilla | 1 Comment

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Summer is officially here and that means its time for 4th of July celebrations! Get patriotic with red, white, and blue jello shots. Minty, rummy, watermelon treats topped with cool and creamy vanilla ice cream garnished with blueberries will get your backyard BBQ or rooftop fireworks display off to a festive start. Have a happy Independence Day America!

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Shamrock Shake Shots

March 10, 2014 at 2:41 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, IceCream, Jello Shots, Milk, Mint, Recipe, Vanilla, WhippedCream, Whisky | 6 Comments

Shamrock Shake Shots

DIY Shamrock Shake recipes are making the rounds on the foodie-interwebs this Saint Patrick’s Day season. And what could be better than NOT going to McDonald’s and instead making your own minty green treat at home?? Making your own minty green treat at home, adding some booze and gelatin to the mix, and turning out some amazing jello shots! Vanilla ice cream, milk, a hint of mint, and whisky make these shamrock shaped shots (say that 3 times fast) special. Not into whisky? Vodka will do, as will peppermint schnapps (leave out the mint extract). Go nuts, and have a happy St. Patrick’s day!

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Strawberry Candy Cane

December 4, 2013 at 6:20 pm | Posted in Mint, Recipe, Strawberry, SweetenedCondensedMilk, WhippedCream | 3 Comments

Strawberry Candy Cane

Christmas is a time for cheer, and nothing brings joy to adults and children alike than a jiggly gelatin mold. Modeled after the classic candy cane but with a strawberry twist, this dessert is made with layers of sweet, creamy mint and fresh strawberry puree. The delightful flavor combination is sure to put smiles on the faces of your friends and family this holiday season.

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Blackberry Mint Julep

September 4, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Blackberry, Booze, Bourbon, Jello Shots, Mint, Recipe | 1 Comment
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Though I consider myself a New Yorker, I was born and raised in the South and this twist on the classic southern cocktail takes me back to my southern roots. Like the traditional cocktail often served at the Kentucky Derby, this jello mold is made with sweet mint and bourbon. Tart blackberries balance out the sweetness and create a surprisingly cool and refreshing treat perfect for relaxing all day on the front porch of your southern farmhouse. Or if you’re like me, on the roof of your apartment building. I wrote this recipe especially for the Cooking Channel where you can find the recipe complete with process photos.

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Holiday Gum Drops

December 22, 2011 at 10:29 am | Posted in Cinnamon, Mint, Orange, Recipe | 3 Comments
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Rusty gave me this wonderful candy/mini jello mold for my birthday back in November. And at some point Janejai sent me an inspirational email with colorful photos of homemade gum drops in wintery flavors. I put two and two together and turned out a whole bunch of these little gum drops for my holiday party I hosted over the weekend. Made in mint, cinnamon, and orange flavors and rolled in sweet sugar, the cinnamon was my favorite. These were a huge hit and really simple to make. Have a Happy Holiday!

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Minty Watermelon Ice Cream

September 5, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, IceCream, Mint, Rum, Vanilla, Watermelon | 1 Comment
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For Labor Day weekend I made this refreshing treat perfect for that end-of-summer BBQ. It is made with a layer of cool vanilla ice cream, topped with a layer of minty watermelon and rum. Yum! Party guests devoured it with delight. This recipe will be included in my new book due out February 2012. Happy Labor Day!

Mojito Jello

May 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Mint, Recipe, Rum, Tonic | 3 Comments
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In the spirit of the plethora of Kentucky Derby parties that were happening this past Saturday, I thought that a Mint Julep jello may be in order.  I don’t care much for bourbon and thought rum would make a sweeter substitute. However a Mint Julep with rum rather than bourbon is a Mojito, so I just went ahead and made a Mojito Jello. This mold calls for a syrup of simmered mint leaves and sugar with white rum, lime juice, and a bit of tonic to give it some fun bubbles. The recipe for this appears in my new book Hello Jell-O!.

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Jello Marzipan

August 8, 2010 at 9:38 pm | Posted in Almond, Banana, Cherry, Clove, Coconut, Mint, Orange, Recipe, RecipeBook, Strawberry, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 5 Comments
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This recipe came from the classic Joys of Jell-O recipe book and boasts a new way to make the old fashioned confection. These strawberry, cherry, orange, and banana shaped candies are molded from ground coconut and almonds and are flavored with the corresponding fruit flavored gelatin. Whole cloves and mint leaves put the finishing touches on these tiny fruits. While the taste of the finished product bears little resemblance to actual Marzipan, they are sweet and yummy, especially if you like coconut, and were very fun to make.

Mint Chocolate Chip Jello

July 11, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Posted in IceCream, Mint, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 2 Comments
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Recently I took the Jello Show on the road to my sister Kateri‘s in Minneapolis for my niece Sydney’s high school graduation party. My sister found this sunflower mold at a thrift store and had it waiting for me. Jello’s popularity in the mid-west has never wavered since the 60’s and that was evident by its enthusiastic reception at the party.  For the event I made this mint chocolate chip ice cream jello topped with sweetened condensed milk. Thank you Kateri and Congratulations Sydney!

Raspberry Mint Cream Jello

December 16, 2009 at 3:26 am | Posted in Mint, Raspberry, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 3 Comments
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This red and pink striped jello is the first in a series of holiday molds. The pink layers are sweetened condensed milk with melted and crushed starlite mints and the red layer is raspberry. Shane found this mold for me while thrift store shopping in Knoxville, TN.  Thanks Shane!

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