I made this Pina Colada jello mold for Rebecca‘s birthday party. It is pineapple Jello with coconut milk and spiced rum, topped with pineapple slices and maraschino cherries. I was a little worried that it would be gross but it was absolutely yummy and a total hit! (So much so that during the party while I was up on the roof people where downstairs having their portraits made with the jello. Thanks Handel!)
2 cups boiling water
2 (3 ounce) packages of pineapple flavored gelatin
3/4 cup cold coconut milk
3/4 cup cold spiced rum
6 or 7 canned pineapple rings (not fresh or frozen or the gelatin will not get firm)
6 or 7 maraschino cherries, halved
In a bowl, stir 2 cups boiling water into both packages of pineapple gelatin until fully dissolved. Stir in coconut milk and rum until mixture is even. Refrigerate until thickened.
Meanwhile, drain canned pineapple slices and press some of the moisture out between two paper towels. Arrange in a formation in the bottom of a 4-cup mold or pineapple upside down dish. Place a cherry half in the center of each pineapple ring, cut side up.
Gently spoon thickened gelatin into the mold over the arranged pineapple slices. Refrigerate until firm. Unmold and serve.
It is beautiful and what a nice compliment to you that everyone had a jello photoshoot, haha!
Can you please give me the recipe for this.
I updated the post to include the recipe. Thanks!
yes I just saw it thanks
Hi quick question where did you get the mold for the piña colada jello
Ebay is usually the best place to find them: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/201088539397?lpid=82 Also new from Walmart: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nordic-Ware-Pro-Form-Bakeware-Nonstick-Metal-Pineapple-Upside-Down-Cake-Pan/17430023?adid
Hi thank you very much. I tried your recipe but with a flower mold. It came out good but I really wanted to use the same mold like in your picture. Thanks again for your recipe everyone loved it…..
Do you use canned coconut milk or the one in the milk carton?
Canned coconut milk but either would work!
Thanks for your quick response! I appreciate it! Can’t wait to make this! 🙂 Looks fabulous!
Can you omit the spiced rum?
Yes. You can replace it with equal amounts water or more coconut milk.
Hey ! looks so beautiful! Do you ever use agar agar instead of gelatin for any of these recipes?