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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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.
For Christmas with the family this year, I made these little gingerbread flavored jello jigglers. Flavored with molasses, cinnamon, and nutmeg with a creamy base of sweetened condensed milk, these little gingerjello men and women are fun for all to decorate and eat. This recipe appears in my new book. Merry Christmas Everyone!
For many, pumpkin pie is synonymous with Thanksgiving and this jello recipe was inspired by my mother’s own recipe for pumpkin pie, served every year for turkey day without fail. Its made with canned pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. A bottom “crust” is made from melted chocolate chips. This is […]
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 […]
Halloween is drawing near and with it I created another Halloween jello idea for Kitchen Daily. This strawberry preserve filled brain is sure to scare little kids and gross out adults at your Halloween bash. Not to fear, this creamy peach flavored jello mold tastes much better than it looks and is easy to create. Click […]
This recipe came from the classic Joys of Jell-O recipe book and boasts a new way to make the old fashioned confection. These strawberry, cherry, orange, and banana shaped candies are molded from ground coconut and almonds and are flavored with the corresponding fruit flavored gelatin. Whole cloves and mint leaves put the finishing touches […]
This jello is another in the series of ice cream flavored treats. This one was made for Sarah‘s BBQ and housewarming party for her new Brooklyn abode with a much coveted yard. Its made with vanilla bean ice cream and sweetened condensed milk. Its crowned with mini Oreo cookies and crust of crushed Oreos. A […]
Recently I took the Jello Show on the road to my sister Kateri‘s in Minneapolis for my niece Sydney’s high school graduation party. My sister found this sunflower mold at a thrift store and had it waiting for me. Jello’s popularity in the mid-west has never wavered since the 60’s and that was evident by […]
This year for John’s 5th annual Easy Breezy Birthday Brunch I made one of the more difficult and beautiful jello creations, the Rainbow Jello mold. This classic favorite is compromised of 10 layers and 5 different flavors, each with a clear fruity layer and a creamy opaque layer of sweetened condensed milk. As you can […]
For my first Jello catering gig I was commissioned to make mini jellos for a 50s style, Hawaiian themed, fashion party for the vintage inspired clothing designer Boxing Kitten. I made mini versions of the Peaches & Cream Jello, the Mandarin Melon Jello, and Pineapple Jello.
Apartment Therapy’s the Kitchn cooking blog was kind enough to invite me to write a guest post for their Dessert Week and I was excited to do so! I revisited the Peaches & Cream jello mold I made last fall for Labor Day. Included in the post are some general tips and tricks and jello molding principles that many of you have […]
This smooth and creamy jello mold is made of apricot gelatin and sweetened condensed milk with chopped pears and peaches.
Upon his last visit to Greece, Art got me an assortment of Greek gelatins including this box of banana flavored, a rare find in the U.S. I was inspired to make this banana cream jello with real bananas and sweetened condensed milk.