King Cake Jello Shots

February 27, 2014 at 11:18 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Cake, Jello Shots, Lemon, Recipe, SweetenedCondensedMilk, Vodka | 2 Comments

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Mardi Gras starts this Tuesday! So before you go giving up anything for Lent, why not partake in some indulgent jello shots. Modeled after the traditional Mardi Gras King Cake, these tiny, crown-shaped treats are made with sweetened condensed milk, cake flavored vodka and a hint of lemon. Have a happy Fat Tuesday!

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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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Cadbury Irish Creme Eggs

March 25, 2013 at 11:59 am | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Chocolate, IrishCream, Jello Shots, Milk, Recipe, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 3 Comments

Cadbury Irish Creme Egg

To help celebrate Easter at Katharine’s Easter Champagne Brunch party this weekend, I concocted these little Cadbury Creme Egg inspired jello shots. Jello jiggler style chocolate eggs cut from a tiny egg shaped cookie cutter are spiked with a generous amount of Irish Cream and topped with a sweetened condensed milk yoke. These super fun little treats are sure to be a big hit. Have a Happy Easter!

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Peppermint Pattie (with Schnapps)

March 11, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Jello Shots, PeppermintSchnapps, Recipe, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 4 Comments

Peppermint Patty

It wouldn’t be St. Patrick’a Day without some green jello shots! For this year’s drunken festivities, I decided to take it a step further with these little Peppermint Pattie treats. Made with sweetened condensed milk and sitting atop a chocolate wafer, Peppermint Schnapps give these mini jellos their flavor and a little kick. Check out the recipe to make your own and don’t drink too much green beer this weekend!

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Bourbon Banana Pudding

January 9, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Banana, Booze, Bourbon, Cinnamon, Cookie, Jello Shots, Recipe, SoyMilk, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 11 Comments
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Bourbon Banana Pudding

Sadly the holidays are over and now all we have to look forward to is a long, cold winter… and jello! An adult version of the classic childhood favorite, this pudding from scratch is made with ripe banana, sweetened condensed milk, and a splash of bourbon. Spiced with cinnamon and garnished with mini vanilla wafers, the flavor is sweet and warm. This dessert is perfect for keeping warm during those longer winter months.

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Coquito

December 19, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Allspice, Booze, Cinnamon, CoconutMilk, Nutmeg, Recipe, Rum, SweetenedCondensedMilk, Vanilla | 3 Comments
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Coquito

Inspired by Margarita, my Puerto Rican con-worker (at my non-jello day job), and her annual holiday offering of Coquito, Puerto Rico’s version of eggnog, I made a Coquito Jello for this year’s office holiday party. Loaded to the gills with rum (at least the way Margarita makes it) it has a creamy base of coconut milk and sweetened condensed milk and is spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Intoxicatingly delicious!  See the recipe below and have a Merry Christmas!

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Grasshopper Pie

December 3, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Chocolate, Cookie, CrèmeDeMenthe, Milk, Recipe, SourCream, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 4 Comments
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I made this jello a last year for St. Patty’s day and it was such a hit it deserves revisiting. Green and minty with a little liqueur to warm the heart, this jello mold just feels like Christmas to me. Crème de menthe and sweetened condensed milk top off a chocolaty cookie crust. This recipe appears in my book Hello Jell-O! but I’m sharing it here as my holiday gift to you. Check out my book for many more recipes like this one (52 to be exact) and have a safe and happy holiday season!

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Peaches & Cream

September 8, 2012 at 9:55 am | Posted in Peach, Recipe, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 6 Comments
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As seen on CBS Sunday Morning (air date 9-9-12), this retro treat is made with a layer of sweetened condensed milk topped with peach gelatin and sliced peaches arranged like a bright sunflower. This is one of many recipes included in my new book Hello, Jell-O!: 50+ Inventive Recipes for Gelatin Treats and Jiggly Sweets.  The recipe is below so you can try this is for yourself (with an option to add a little schnapps to the top layer if you like). More jello making tips and step-by-step photos for this very recipe can be found on The Kitchn if you are more of a visual person like me. Enjoy!

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Color Me Jello

April 13, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Posted in Grape, JelloArtWork, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Strawberry, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 7 Comments
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Inspired by the colorfully creative and talented Katie Sokoler and her blog Color Me Katie I decided to make a super bright and shiny Color Me Jello. And since it was Katie’s birthday and since she lives in my neighborhood, I decided I’d just pop by and present it to her. Tickled, she took some fun photos of me and my jello. For this jello I followed the Rainbow Mold recipe but added an extra top layer of suspended strawberries. Thanks for the wonderful photo Katie!

Chocolate Raspberry Cream Jello

February 11, 2012 at 10:47 am | Posted in Chocolate, Raspberry, Recipe, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 3 Comments
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A little something special for Valentine’s day this year, I made this multi-layer heart shaped mold. The top layer is raspberries suspended in clear gelatin over a layer of sweetened condensed milk over a layer of raspberry gelatin over a crust of chocolate cookie crumbs. This was no easy feat so I hope my someone special loves it. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Human Heart Jello

October 25, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Cherry, Recipe, SweetenedCondensedMilk, Vodka | 1 Comment
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Its that time of year again, Halloween! Its one of my favorite holidays and also the birthday of my friend Art. For this year’s annual Halloween/Birthday bash I wanted to make something extra creepy. I found this human heart shaped mold on eBay and filled it with black cherry gelatin, sweetened condensed milk, and vodka.  A little melted down strawberry jelly for blood sauce adds the finishing touch. Happy Halloween everyone!

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Baby Shower Jello

October 12, 2011 at 10:06 pm | Posted in Blueberry, Lemon, Recipe, Strawberry, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 6 Comments
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Commissioned by my friend Jill for her friend Ellen’s baby shower I created this cute little pastel jello. The traditional baby color bands are comprised of lemon, blueberry, and strawberry gelatin and mixed with sweetened condensed milk. Congratulations Ellen!

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Orange Spice & Cream

September 26, 2011 at 10:24 am | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Cinnamon, Clove, Orange, Peach, Rum, SweetenedCondensedMilk, Vinegar | Leave a comment
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Fall is setting in in Brooklyn and with it come the fall-time jellos. This one is a remake of the Orange Spice Jello with a middle layer of orange gelatin, peaches, and rum, spiced with cloves, cinnamon, and the zing of vinegar. In addition, it has a top and bottom layer of sweetened condensed milk flavored with peach syrup and a touch of cinnamon. This jello was made for a going away party for my dear friend John who is off to the deep south to return to school. Good luck John! I miss you already!

Götterspeise Jello Shots

August 21, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Jello Shots, Lemon, Raspberry, SweetenedCondensedMilk, Vodka, Woodruff | 4 Comments
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My friends Art and Marty recently returned from gallivanting around Europe, Berlin and Amsterdam mostly, and brought me some Euro-gelatin from both destinations.  The German Götter Speise gelatin came in three flavors Himbeer (raspberry), Zitronen (lemon), and Waldmeister, which I assumed was lime by its green color but is actually Woodruff and had an herbal flavor. Combined with a little Vodka I used these gelatins to create rainbow jello shots for a summer rooftop party.

Marbled Stained Glass Jello

July 3, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Blueberry, Booze, Strawberry, SweetenedCondensedMilk, Vodka | 3 Comments
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Inspired by the Stained Glass Jello, I decided to get a little experimental with this year’s 4th of July jello. For these red, white, and blue mini molds I heated up chunks of stained glass jello, pre-made in a pan, directly in the molds themselves over the gas stove. It only took a few seconds for the jello to melt down enough to form to the mold and for the colors to run into this beautiful marbled pattern. For added patriotic enthusiasm, the strawberry and blueberry gelatin is made with a little vodka, all suspended in sweet and creamy condensed milk.  Happy 4th of July!

Tiramisu Jello

June 22, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Posted in Chocolate, Coffee, Cookie, MascarponeCheese, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 6 Comments
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A request came in months ago from my friend Angeli to work out recipe for Tiramisu Jello. After a little experimenting I found the perfect balance of mascarpone cheese and sweetened condensed milk wrapped around coffee soaked lady fingers dusted with chocolate. A recipe that is very similar to the real thing but with a little gelatin to hold it all together in a tidy little serving.  Despite several reminders over the intervening months to make this jello, I managed to hold off the request to surprise her with it for her recent birthday. As you see this decadent dessert was met with much enthusiasm. The recipe for this appears in my new book. Happy Birthday Angeli!

Summer Fruit Pie

June 6, 2011 at 11:41 am | Posted in Blackberry, Peach, Shortbread, Strawberry, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 11 Comments
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For the past few months I have been cranking out the heavy, creamy, boozy, winter-time jello molds.  But now that Spring/Summer is finally here, it is time to lighten up. This sweet and refreshing fruit pie was the perfect fit for this past weekend’s backyard brunch party hosted by Art. I used a pre-made shortbread crust which was a great compliment to the tart layer of peaches, strawberries, and blackberries suspended in peach gelatin over a creamy layer of sweetened condensed milk.

Jello Nest Eggs

April 22, 2011 at 8:31 am | Posted in Blueberry, Cherry, Coconut, Lime, Recipe, SweetenedCondensedMilk, WhiteChocolate | 8 Comments
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Whether you are planning for the future or just for this weekend’s Easter dinner, these little jello nest eggs would make the perfect dessert.   The eggs are made from lime, cherry, and blueberry gelatin mixed with sweetened condensed milk. And the nests are made from melted white chocolate chips and toasted coconut molded into foiling baking cups. To mold the eggs, I drilled holes in the top of mini plastic Easter eggs through which I poured the jello and taped up the seams until it was time to hatch… I mean, unmold. Have a Happy Easter!

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Grasshopper Pie

March 17, 2011 at 8:30 am | Posted in Chocolate, CrèmeDeMenthe, SourCream, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 4 Comments



This jello mold version of the creamy, minty pie is sure to induced the luck of the Irish… or the crème de menthe liquour will just induce intoxication.  In addition to crème de menthe, this rich jello is made with sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, and sits atop a chocolatey crust. The recipe for this appears in my new book. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Red Bean Jello

February 14, 2011 at 8:30 am | Posted in IceCream, Red Bean, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 8 Comments
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Forget about those Red Roses and try Red Beans instead this Valentine’s Day. This heart shaped mold is made with red bean ice cream and trimmed with sweetened condensed milk.  Rather than go for the obvious red cherry flavor, I wanted to try something more exotic.  Red beans (also known as Azuki) are used in many Asian confections and when made into ice cream produce a sweet and unique favor.  This mold, with its quilted texture and ribboned edges, reminds me of one of those cutesy, lace-trimmed, plush hearts you’d get from your junior high sweetheart (or your parents) for Valentine’s. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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