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Jello False Teeth

My sister gave me this Frozen Smiles ice cube tray a year or two ago and I’ve been meaning to give it a try. These jello dentures came out so well I almost didn’t post them because I thought they looked a little too real. But I decided their ghastly smile would make a fun and […]

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Peach Bellini

Summer is waning (a fact which I am in complete denial about) but it’s not too late to squeeze in some summer-time activities such as lounging poolside while enjoying a giant, gelatinized Peach Bellini. Its been a while since I’ve made a large jello mold so for this year’s annual pool party with co-workers on Long Island, […]

Tequila Sunrise Shots

Tequila Sunrise Shots

It’s hot. Its summer. Its National Tequila Day! (This Thursday July 24th to be specific). In my world, this means pretending to be poolside while sunbathing on my roof and knocking back some bright and sunny Tequila Sunrise Jello Shots!!! With all of goodness of the cocktail by the same name, its filled with gradient layers of OJ […]

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Red, White, and Blueberry Watermelon Coolers

Summer is officially here and that means its time for 4th of July celebrations! Get patriotic with red, white, and blue jello shots. Minty, rummy, watermelon treats topped with cool and creamy vanilla ice cream garnished with blueberries will get your backyard BBQ or rooftop fireworks display off to a festive start. Have a happy Independence […]

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Apple Pie ala Mode Jello Shots

Whomever came up with the idea to put cold ice cream over warm pie was one smart cookie. So its only fitting that I pay homage this culinary pairing with boozy, bite-sized, versions of the real deal. These super cute jello shots in tiny pie crusts are made with spiced apple juice, vodka, and topped with mini scoops […]

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Pomegranate Berry Salad

Its Memorial Day weekend! This weekend marks the beginning of summer festivities here in New York. The beaches are opening and the backyard grills are firing up. Impress your friends at this weekend’s BBQ with a fruity, summery jello mold. This recipe calls for pomegranate juice, fresh berries, and a little ginger ale for bubbles. Vodka […]

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Wibble Wobble

We just had our first really warm and summery weekend here in Brooklyn and my thoughts turned to lounging poolside and having fun in the sun. That’s when I came across this jello-mold-meets-pool-party illustration by East Londoner Jack Hudson. The image is part of a series of work titled ‘If I were Small’ in which he “playfully explores what […]

German Chocolate Cake Shots

German Chocolate Cake Shots

Contrary to popular belief, German chocolate cake did not originate in Germany, but was named for the American baking chocolate inventor Sam German. That, however, did not stop me from making these German Chocolate Cake pudding shots for a recent German themed birthday party at a German beer hall. Layered with chocolate pudding infused with cake flavor vodka and butterscotch pudding […]

Fireball Shots

Fireball Shots

Cinnamon flavored whisky is all the rage at the moment and its my friend Katharine’s favorite bottle to bring to a party. So when she threw an end-of-winter party, I had to bring some Fireball Shots of my own… jello style! Akin to the Atomic Fireball candy we all chipped a tooth on as a kid, […]

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Shamrock Shake Shots

DIY Shamrock Shake recipes are making the rounds on the foodie-interwebs this Saint Patrick’s Day season. And what could be better than NOT going to McDonald’s and instead making your own minty green treat at home?? Making your own minty green treat at home, adding some booze and gelatin to the mix, and turning out […]

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King Cake Jello Shots

Mardi Gras starts this Tuesday! So before you go giving up anything for Lent, why not partake in some indulgent jello shots. Modeled after the traditional Mardi Gras King Cake, these tiny, crown-shaped treats are made with sweetened condensed milk, cake flavored vodka and a hint of lemon. Have a happy Fat Tuesday!

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National Jell-O Week

This food appreciation holiday sneaks up on me every year…. and yes, this is a real thing. A week that apparently also celebrates pizza and frankfurters with sauerkraut. And, as much as I love pizza, I won’t subject you to mozzarella and tomato aspic topped with mushrooms and onions… or worse, sauerkraut suspended in lemon jello, […]

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Cherry Pistachio Pudding Shots

Valentine’s Day is next Friday and its the kickoff to President’s Day weekend. What better way to celebrate your someone special or your favorite founding father than with some super cute jello shots! Pistachio pudding and a generous dose of vodka comprise the stem of the cherry shaped jello shot which is topped off with […]

Pomegranate Champagne Punch

Pomegranate Champagne Punch

Serve up something unique at your New Year’s Eve party this year, a gelatin twist on the classic celebratory beverage! This beautiful and bubbly gelatin punch is made with champagne, orange liqueur, pomegranate juice and has mandarin orange slices suspended throughout. This fun dish is sure to impress your guests as they ring in the […]

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Strawberry Candy Cane

Christmas is a time for cheer, and nothing brings joy to adults and children alike than a jiggly gelatin mold. Modeled after the classic candy cane but with a strawberry twist, this dessert is made with layers of sweet, creamy mint and fresh strawberry puree. The delightful flavor combination is sure to put smiles on […]

Coconut Blueberry Stars

Coconut Blueberry Stars

A departure from the traditional Hanukkah treats, these little blue and white stars — made with coconut milk, blueberry juice and kosher gelatin — can be fun for children and adults during the eight day celebration.

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Spiced Pears & Cream Cheese

Its officially fall (feels more like winter) here in New York and that means its time for some “warm and fuzzy” fall jellos. Sugar and spiced pears over cinnamon cream cheese is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving feast. This gelatin mold can replace traditional cranberry sauce and be the center of attention on the dinner […]

Blueberry Lemon Fizz

Blueberry Lemon Fizz

Its been one year since my good friends Janejai & Conor had thier baby and to celebrate the occasion, this fizzy cocktail jello was served up (to the adults) at a parkside party. This recipe consists of lemonade with generous amounts of vodka and champagne. Blueberries are suspended throughout.  Another version, sans the booze, was […]

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Coconut Raspberry Agar

Each summer I try to showcase at least one vegan “jello”. This year’s Coconut Raspberry Agar, made with agar-agar a gelatin alternative, is the perfect summertime treat. Not only does it taste like a tropical vacation, but, since agar melts at much a higher temperature then traditional gelatin, it will survive the journey in the summer heat to your […]

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Star Spangled Shooters

It’s summer! The arrival of the warm weather coincided perfectly with the first official day of summer and that means Fourth of July celebrations are right around the corner. For this year’s rooftop BBQ and fireworks display I made festive Star Spangled jello shooters. Vodka or rum liven up mini jello stars layered with blueberry, […]