Petite Watermelons

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.

Photo by Angie Cao from Hello, Jell-o! 50+ Inventive Recipes for Gelatin Treats and Jiggly Sweets

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15 Responses

  1. Phyllis Gray

    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?

      1. 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)

  2. Lee

    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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