Eeeeeeeee! Guess what?!

I can finally give you a little peek into my jello shot cookbook! You know it’s been driving me crazy to have to keep it a secret.

Okay, so like I said before all the chapters are organized around every reason you could possibility have to have a partay! Fourth of July? I got you. Birthday? No problem. Cinco de Mayo? Si seniorita.

Anything you can imagine … it’s there! 70 amazing boozy creations.

Look at those DONUTS with pink frosting and rainbow sprinkles!

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There are some classic That’s so Michelle jello shots revamped, like these bomb pop shots.

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And these s’mores. Gahhhh! You guys know I’m obsessed with s’mores.

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And of course dozens and dozens of new recipes like the donuts above and these peaches and cream jello shots in real peaches (one of my favorites) and so many more!

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So what do you guys think so far? Have you pre-ordered yet? It’s available now: Amazon / B&N / Target / Indiebound / Indigo

ALSO, because I am so excited and this is such a big deal (once in a lifetime!) I decided to do a giveaway of all of my favorite things. None of this would be happening if it weren’t for you and I want to thank you!

Favorite Things Giveaway

1. A signed copy of Jelly Shots: A Rainbow of 70 Boozy Recipes!

2. Lindt HELLO Chocolate Bars. Have you guys ever had these? Strawberry Cheesecake, brownies, cookies and cream … all of the best things ever stuffed inside a chocolate bar. Heaven. I hide them in the top drawer of my dresser. Don’t judge.

3. SPARK! You know how I feel about this stuff. I couldn’t do half the things I do without it.

4. If you follow me on Instagram you have seen my polka dot Fitbit bracelet a million times. I get so many compliments I decided I want to give you one too!

5.  A set of Libby mini shot and dessert glasses. They come with those adorable little spoons too. Perfect for all the jello and pudding shots you will make from my book!

6. A full year subscription to my favorite foodie magazine, Food Network Magazine.

7. A box of Knox. Because it’s a jello shot staple, you will need it.

8. A set of mini cookie cutters for cutting out perfect jello shots!

9. A jar of THE BEST PEANUT BETTER IN THE WORLD. Because you don’t need a reason to eat peanut butter.

All of these things are paid for by me and not sponsored. <3 Here is how you enter:

1. Leave a comment below telling what you are looking forward to most about this summer. Make sure you enter a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.

2. Share this post on Facebook and tag @Thats So Michelle (so it links to my Facebook page) 

This giveaway will be open until June 9th! I will announce the winner in this post and email you as well. Good luck! 

Boozy Vietnamese Coffee Jelly Shots

You guys, you guys, you guys. OMG. I can’t stop eating these.

It’s Memorial Day right now and Austin is napping and we still have plans to go to a water park when he wakes up and I have to stop. eating. boozy. coffee. dessert shots.

But it’s soooooo good and my little man has been such a tornado today.

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I was going to make a jazzed up version of a Vietnamese coffee today but then I saw these mouthwatering photos on Pinterest of “Coffee Jelly“.

I decided that I had to try it. Especially when I saw that the creamy part is sweetened condensed milk. I could eat that stuff all by itself with a spoon (maybe I have). And because I am who I am … I added booze! Yes. Yes. Yes.

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I used new Single Origin K-cups from Starbucks (they are spicy and chocolaty and sounded perfect for my spin on an international treat) and one of my favoritest vodkas, Van Gogh’s Double Espresso Vodka.

Patron makes a really good espresso tequila that would work as well. Just make sure it’s caffeinated and dark in color.

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You can barely taste the alcohol (dangerous) and they are smooth and cool and creamy.

I’m still eating it. Someone please stop me. Really though.

P.S. Did you know that at Starbucks in Asia they sell Frappuccinos with “coffee jelly” in them? Yep.

Print Recipe

Boozy Vietnamese Coffee Jelly Shots

Yield: 12 shot glasses

Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours 30 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cold coffee
  • 1 cup espresso vodka or tequila
  • 2 envelops Knox gelatin
  • 15 oz squeezable bottle of Nestle La Lechera (or a large can of Sweetened Condensed Milk)
  • 1 loaf pan
  • shot glasses

Directions:

1. Pour 1 cup cold coffee into a medium sauce pan. Sprinkle two envelops Knox gelatin on top and let is sit for a minute.

2. When the gelatin has bloomed put the sauce pan on medium heat and whisk until simmering and gelatin has combined. Add 1 cup espresso vodka or tequila.

3. Pour coffee gelatin mixture into a very lightly greased loaf pan. Refrigerate for at least two hours or until completely set/firm.

4. Run a butter knife along the edge of the loaf pan and loosen the coffee jelly. Flip it over (should be in a rectangle shape) on to a cutting board.

5. Cut into 1 inch strips and then mini cubes from that strip. They don't have to be perfect.

6. Top with about 2-3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk before serving. (Always keep jello refrigerated until serving. It melts easily!)

Red White and Sparkling Blueberry Punch

You guys, it’s time… time for outdoor summa, summa time drinking! Who is ready for the long weekend already?

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You probably won’t believe me when I say I am not a big drinker (I know, sounds crazy, look at my blog) but it’s true. But those one or two perfect cocktails that set the mood, that’s what it’s all about and summer time drinks are my favorite.

Actually, Nick and I were just trying to figure out where our “happy place” is right now. We were invited to Dave Matthews Band concert for next weekend and three years ago I would have said YES YES YES but instead here was my thought process:

Life Lately: What happens instead of blogging!

Gahhhhhh.  Another “Life Lately” post.  I know, I know you guys want boozy recipes! I really, really wanted to make a jello shot for Cinco de Mayo. (See how far behind I am? It’s almost Memorial Day) But I got a little busy.

And by that I mean drinking watermelon margaritas, eating smores, tasting wine and hanging out with Cookie Monster and my bestie from college.

Life is tough lately. Here is what happens and why I don’t blog:

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Life Lately: Smoky Mountain Mini Vacation

Dewy morning mountain trees and cool cold mountain air.

Hoodies, songs, and toddler chatter as we tracked our way up.

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Waterfall views and fruit snacks.  (Don’t drop any for the bears!)