April 23, 2012

Tailgate Recipes: Football Jell-O Molds

I just bought these football shaped Jell-O molds to serve at our next tailgate. Each set contains two molds, which makes 10 total tasty treats. Obviously I bought a few sets to please our big gameday crowd.

I've wanted to try Jelly Shot Test Kitchen's Gumball Cocktail recipe for awhile and now I have the perfect excuse. (If you have never visited their site, I highly recommend it. They are geniuses when it comes to all things J-E-L-L-O.)

Gumball Cocktail Jelly Shot
  • 1 1/3 cup lemon-lime soda
  • 2 1/2 - 3 envelopes plain Knox gelatin (about 5 tsp to 6 tsp gelatin powder - varies depending on time the jelly shots are expected to sit out before they are consumed.  5 if not that long, 6 if maybe will be out for a while.)
  • 2/3 cup bubble gum flavored vodka
  • 2 tbsp flavored liqueur  (For example, sambuca - black; berry pucker - blue; apple pucker - green; and cinnamon - red)

First, prepare the silicon molds with a light application of cooking spray.  Then wipe the mold cavities out with a clean paper towel. This method will leave just the slightest residue, which will help unmold the gelatin without affecting the taste or appearance. Place each mold on a cookie sheet or cooling rack to provide a stable surface for handling. Pour the soda into a saucepan and sprinkle with the gelatin.  Allow to soak for a minute or two.  Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until gelatin is dissolved (about 5 minutes).  Remove from heat, and stir in the bubblegum vodka.  (If making several colors, first stir in the bubblegum vodka, then separate into bowls as desired and add stir in the appropriate ratio of liqueurs for each part.) Pour the gelatin mixture into the molds, and refrigerate until fully set, several hours or overnight. 
To serve, unmold, loosen the edges by pulling away from the side of the mold, and just pop each jelly shot out. 

The possibilities are endless with these molds. I can't wait until they arrive. I would love to know your favorite Jell-O recipes.

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