Alcohol · Booze · CoconutMilk · Jello Shots · Pineapple · Recipe · Rum

Piña Colada Shots

Pina Colada Shots

I could start this post with a joke about Rupert Holmes’ The Piña Colada Songbut I won’t. What I will say is that it’s summer and what better way to enjoy the warm weather than with a cold cocktail jello shot! Puerto Rico’s national drink since 1978 has just gotten a gelatin make-over. These little pineapple-shaped and flavored shots are made with coconut milk and a generous amount of rum. They were served up at Art & Marty’s house warming party and were a smash! As part of a series of summer themed jello shots I created for The Food Network, click through for the recipe and enjoy!

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Alcohol · Booze · Lime · Pineapple · Recipe · RecipeBook · Rum · Sherbet

Cafe Freeze

My mother gave me this fabulous cocktail recipe book circa 1979 featuring the house cocktails of nation’s most popular restaurants of the day. I’ve been wanting to make a cocktail inspired jello from this book for a while , and with a ton of rum on hand, I chose the Cafe Freeze. This cocktail hails from Chicago’s once great art deco eartey Arnie’s and is made with rum, tangy lime sherbet, pineapple gelatin, and garnished with lime slices. It was enjoyed at a basketball party over the weekend. (Go VCU!)

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CoolWhip · Pecan · Pineapple · SweetenedCondensedMilk

Million Dollar Jello Salad

Inspired by my friend Shane’s favorite childhood dessert, Million Dollar Pie, this recipe was adapted for the jello mold.  It is made with crushed pineapple, chopped pecans, sweetened condensed milk, and whipped cream. It has a sweet, tangy, foamy texture, akin to ambrosia salad, but better!  This recipe will be included in my book along side other gelatin salad recipes.

Alcohol · Booze · Jello Shots · Orange · Pineapple · Recipe · Rum · SweetenedCondensedMilk

Candy Corn Jello

 


For the last in a series of Halloween jellos made for Kitchen Daily, I made these tropical fruit flavored versions of everyone’s favorite Halloween treat, Candy Corns.  I used sweetened condensed milk, with orange and pineapple flavored gelatin.  A second, larger version of this jello mold was created for this weekend’s festivities, only with the added bonus of rum!  Click to read the full article and learn how to make your own at KitchenDaily.com  Happy Halloween Everyone!

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Alcohol · Booze · Orange · Pineapple · Pistachio · SweetenedCondensedMilk · Vodka

Lobster Jello

My sister Kateri sent me this Lobster mold and I wanted to use it right away so I made a lobster jello for yet another Scorpio birthday, Jacob’s. This orange jello lobster with pistachio D’gari jello base is actually a remake of the original jello made for the party that did not turn out looking quite as expected.

In addition to Jacob’s birthday, the party was also to celebrate Hoover’s one year anniversary of living in our Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint.  To commemorate the occasion I made him these little green points of pineapple jello died green with vodka and topped with sweetened condensed milk.