Jello Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant

For my entry in the year’s Gowanus Studio Space Jell-O Mold Competition I made this jello and plastic replica of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. A striking piece of engineering and architecture located a mere 500 yards from my apartment. The facility has been a point of interest for me since moving in to […]

Jello Poke Cake

My friend Kelly LOVES cake. So to commemorate her birthday this year I made this Jello Poke Cake.  It is a basic white cake with holes poked in it and liquid jello poured in and allowed to set. Typically it is made with fruit favors, as this cake’s top layer is strawberry, but I wanted […]

Rainbow Jello

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 […]

LOST Jello

A fan since the first episode aired, I had to commemorate the series finale of LOST with jello. For a LOST themed BBQ and finale viewing party I made this representation of the island with pistachio (for the land), coconut (for the sandy beach), and blueberry (for the water).

Cranberry Pomegranate Salad (with Vodka)

Triple berry salad is a classic Jello recipe, but mine has a few twists. This sparkling treat is made with cranberry gelatin and tart pomegranate juice, along with vodka and club soda and is filled with blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.  It was served at a birthday BBQ to a crowd who had never tired my […]

Mini Avocado Molds with Strawberries

This is a new take on a very old-school recipe and I found it quite tasty. Made with fresh avocado and mayo, it’s a savory mold much like guacamole (minus the onions). Strawberries offer a contrasting flavor and an attractive garnish.

Rhubard Rosemary Jello

My sister Kateri sent this recipe to me from Simply Recipes with a request to try it. This rhubarb flavored gelatin with hints of rosemary and chopped cucumbers borders on sweet and savory. Its not my typical jello mold but I really enjoyed it with a dollop of sour cream.

Jello Mold Mistress in The Kitchn

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 […]

Apricot Cream

This smooth and creamy jello mold is made of apricot gelatin and sweetened condensed milk with chopped pears and peaches.

Applejack Jello

Another refreshing spring time jello, inspired by one of Shane’s favorite drinks, comprised of layers of apple cider, chopped green apples and vodka.  Sweet, tart, and tangy all at the same time!

White Sangria Jello

Spring is here! And with spring comes a new batch of spring-time jello treats. Far starters, this fruity white sangria jello, made with a little bit of white wine, and a whole lotta grapes, strawberries, and apples, is sure to be a hit at any garden party.

Jello Graffiti

Miss Heather over at newyorkshitty.com sent me this photo that she snapped of some street art here in Greenpoint Brooklyn, that I swear I didn’t do, despite my love of jello and wiener dogs.  Maybe I have a spray-can-happy fan? Thanks Miss Heather!

Banana Cream Jello

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.  

Lucky Jello

Better than green beer and just in time for St Patrick’s day I made this fun, green jello. The bottom layer is lime with vodka and the top layer clear gelatin with lime green maraschino cherries suspended throughout.  Happy Wednesday everyone!

Cranberry Almond Jello

Still inspired by the Dim Sum dessert I had in Chinatown, I purchased a variety of flavors of DoFu Delight, “a favorite Asian treat”, from a Chinatown market. For this jello I used the almond favored agar dessert and cranberry jello.    

Dim Sum Mango Pudding

Inspired by the Chinese New Year and an amazing Dim Sum meal I had this past weekend in NYC’s Chinatown, I made these mini mango pudding jellos reminiscent of the little mango puddings we had at the end of our meal. Those were shaped like Micky Mouse and Hello Kitty but I opted for a […]

Candy Hearts Jello

In honor of Valentine’s Day I made these jello replicas of the classic candy message hearts. They can be made with any jello flavor and sweetened condensed milk. I used cake decorating letters for the messages. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Jello Pretzel Salad

Starr told me about this strawberry Jello and cream cheese layered dish with a crushed pretzel crust that was a childhood favorite and a staple at family gatherings in her Pennsylvania hometown growing up. I’ve been wanting try it for a while so I made it for Starr for her birthday. I followed the recipe […]

Jello Flan

Janejai spent her winter break on the white sand beaches of Tulum, Mexico this year. I was jealous. She was kind enough to bring back some Mexican Jello brand jello from the Playa del Carmen Walmart. The flan looked amazing (and came with an exciting little packet of caramel sauce) so I made it first. […]