Honey Bourbon & Peach Smash

June 10, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Bourbon, Honey, Jello Shots, Peach, Recipe | 2 Comments

Honey Bourbon Peach Smash
Spring has finally arrived in Brooklyn and it is time for outdoor gatherings. Served at a fancy garden party to celebrate the engagement of Art & Marty, these bourbon jello shots are sweet and sophisticated. Made with delicious Honey Bourbon and peach puree, these were the perfect refreshing summer treat. Congratulations to Art & Marty! 

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May Flowers

May 20, 2013 at 11:09 am | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, ElderflowerLiqueur, Gin, Jello Shots, Recipe, St.Germain | 5 Comments

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April showers, bring May flowers, right? That would be true except this spring has been so unseasonably cold that every time we have a warm day and I think spring is finally here, it gets cold again and the flowers refuse to bloom. Never-the-less, June is almost upon us and it’s time for Memorial Day weekend cookouts! So I present you with May Flowers jello shots. Made with a generous dose of St. Germain Elderflower liqueur, gin, and grapefruit juice, these shots are flowery, sweet, and a little tart. Have a safe and warm holiday weekend!

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Margarita Jello Shots

April 29, 2013 at 11:59 am | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Jello Shots, Lime, Recipe, Tequila, TripleSec, Twizzler | 3 Comments

Margarita Jello Cactus

Spring is just now starting to show itself here in Brooklyn and Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner. Celebrate this holiday of Mexican heritage and pride with some little cactus shaped margarita jello shots. These are made with silver tequila, triple sec, and lime juice, and are garnished with a little Twizzler cactus bloom. These jello shots will be enjoyed this weekend at a Cinco de Mayo rooftop party.

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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 | 4 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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White Chocolate Strawberry Shots

February 10, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Jello Shots, Milk, Recipe, Strawberry, Vodka, WhiteChocolate | 12 Comments
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White Chocolate Strawberry Shots

Nothing says loving like some jiggly jello. Impress your date this Valentine’s day with this tasty, boozy treat.  Alternating layers of white chocolate and strawberry spiked with whipped cream flavored vodka is sure to put your sweetie in the mood. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Year of the Snake

February 4, 2013 at 11:14 am | Posted in Almond, Cherry, Orange | Leave a comment
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Year of the Snake

A couple of years ago for the Chinese New Year I made a Year of the Rabbit jello. According the the Chinese Zodiac, this year begins the Year of the Snake. I don’t have a snake mold so I used this goldfish mold to symbolize surplus in the new year. I made a traditional Chinese dessert recipe of almond gelatin and mandarin oranges with a red cherry eyeball. The red symbolizes good luck. The Year of the Snake begins on February 10th and if you are like me and you were born in 1965, 1977, 1989, or 2001 this is your year!

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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Sparkling Champagne & Strawberries

December 27, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Champagne, GingerAle, Jello Shots, Recipe, Strawberry | 1 Comment
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Ring in the New Year with sparking champagne, fizzy ginger ale, and sweet strawberries. A favorite from my book Hello Jell-O! this unconventional celeabratory treat is sure to please. Check out The Recipe Club for the recipe and have a Happy New Year!

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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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Hamster Holiday Shopping

December 11, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Posted in Hamster, JelloArtWork, JelloBook | Leave a comment

Zoey Xmas Taxi
You may remember Zoey the hamster earlier this year getting ready to whip up a recipe or two from my book, Hello Jell-O!. Well, she’s back and trying desperately to hail a cab after a long day of Christmas shopping in New York City. Its so hard to catch a cab in Midtown especially when you’re a hamster! See more of my fun hamster photography here and Happy Holidays!

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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Give the gift of Jell-O!

November 27, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Posted in JelloBook | 2 Comments


Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over but still can’t find that perfect something for that special someone who’s already got it all? I bet they don’t have a jello mold cookbook. Check out a preview of the book
here and then pick up a copy today! Available in stores and online. Makes a great gift! 

Bloody Mary Aspic

November 18, 2012 at 11:51 am | Posted in Alcohol, Beer, Booze, Garlic, HotSauce, Olive, Pickle, Pimento, Recipe, TomatoJuice, Vodka, WorcestershireSauce | 7 Comments
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This year for my Thanksgiving jello I wanted to do something retro. A take on the very vintage Tomato Aspic that your Grandmother may have brought to the Thanksgiving dinner table but with the added twist of booze. Its made with all the classic Bloody Mary components: tomato juice, vodka, beer, garlic, Worcestershire, and hot sauce, plus green olives suspended throughout. Initially I wanted make this recipe just for fun, but it turned out to be pretty good. I thought about adding some shrimp cocktail into the mix but figured I should just quit while I was ahead. If you’re not into this recipe try some of my other Thanksgiving favorites here and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Jell-O Presidents

November 5, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Posted in JelloArtWork | Leave a comment
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Tomorrow is election day and for the occasion New York based artist and photographer Henry Hargreaves has created a series of presidential portraits composed of carefully molded Jell-O. Information about each president is encoded in the portraits including the use of color, red and blue, to indicate political lean. Read more about the project here and check out some process photos on Henry’s facebook page. Also, regardless of your preference for cherry or blueberry flavored presidential candidates, don’t forget to get out there and vote!

Pumpkin Spice Latte

October 22, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Posted in Allspice, Cinnamon, Coffee, Jello Shots, Milk, Pumpkin, Recipe, WhippedCream | 9 Comments

According to New York Magazine, pumpkin is the new bacon and the Pumpkin Spiced Latte is really trending this fall. With the return of Starbucks’ seasonal favorite and slew of imitation recipes making the rounds, I decided I best jump on the bandwagon and make my very own pumpkin spice latte jello. More like a custard than a jello, it is made with milk, pumpkin, and coffee. Allspice and cinnamon give it a cozy, warm flavor and whipped cream rounds it out. And best part is that 4 servings of this jello mold will cost you less than a trip to Starbucks. Happy Fall and Happy Halloween! 

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Spiked Jello Poke Cupcakes

October 10, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Butter, Cake, Cream, Nutella, Recipe, Rum, Strawberry, Vanilla | 1 Comment
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With homemade Nutella buttercream frosting! 

This year for Victor‘s birthday I wanted to make something extra special. I have made Jello Poke Cake in the past but wanted to trying something that would be easier to serve to a dozen friends out for a birthday brunch in the neighborhood. These vanilla cupcakes are special because they have stripes of strawberry rum jello inside. They are topped with an icing made with a blend of butter, sugar, and everyone’s favorite Nutella (an entire jar!). These were a sell-out hit at Victor’s brunch, everyone had two. Happy Birthday Victor!

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Strawberry Cheesecake

September 25, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Posted in Chocolate, CreamCheese, Recipe, SourCream, Strawberry, Vanilla | 11 Comments
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I love cheesecake! But with the heatwave we experienced this summer who wants to slave away over a hot oven. The beauty of this cheesecake, made with cream cheese and sour cream, is no baking! It is rounded out with a strawberry gelatin topping and a cookie crust.

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Peaches & Cream

September 8, 2012 at 9:55 am | Posted in Peach, Recipe, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 8 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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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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