Foodie Friday: Jello Molds!

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This retro-themed season means that we get to try out some crazy things. Making the top of my list of kooky projects has been to attempt a good old jello mold. I’m not sure I have ever really had a real jello mold, but I do remember being fascinated by the beautiful copper molds on my grandma’s kitchen wall when I was little. The fish was my favorite.

When Dale came home with a small copper mold from his grandmother, I knew it was time to take the leap into the jello world. After doing some research and finding some spectacular inspiration (check out The Jello Mold Mistress of Brooklyn to be amazed), I dove in with true Lindsey style by improvising the whole thing.

I went with a piña colada concoction. I won’t reprint the proportions that I used, as I ended up using way to much gelatin, but the ingredients included Knox gelatin, water, pineapple juice, pineapple chunks, sweetened condensed milk, and coconut rum. As you can see from the photos, the milk gelatin ended up sinking to the bottom, hiding the pineapple section (which I colored pink for fun.)

Because my copper mold was so small, I also used a flat bowl as a secondary mold. I think it turned out looking pretty awesome:

Like I said, I used too much gelatin to make eating the fruit part of the jello pleasurable. The milk portions, however, remained quite creamy and piña colada-like. I am clearly a newbie to this process, but I’m looking forward to trying out some more molds. They just look so crazy and colorful!


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