Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Watermelon Jello Shots on a Popsicle Stick

Typically I spread out my posts a bit through out the week, but with Memorial Day weekend approaching quickly (maybe not fast enough for some of us!) I wanted to share this right away.

How cute are these mini watermelon slice jello shots? They worked out just as I had hoped. My only regret is that I didn't have pink jello, only red. I think pink would be cuter. Cute in a Lilly Pulitzer type of way. 

I swear I had pink jello in my stock pile, sigh ... Oh well the red is still adorbs.


I was also thinking for the Fourth of July a red, white and blue combo would look just like those rocket ship ice cream bars. Wouldn't they? I will definitely have to make those too.


So it's pretty simple actually. You just make your three different colored/flavored jellos and layer them in a loaf pan.

A little green layer first . . .



Then the a small layer of white after the green hardens (instructions on how to make white jello below) . . .



And then the pink (red in my case), which you will fill the loaf pan with since there is the most pink on a watermelon slice.



I used tequila but you could use any alcohol you want! (For a kid friendly non-alcoholic version just use cold water instead of alcohol)

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*Two important tips: One is that I made the jello thicker and stronger than usual to keep it on the stick, also it's important to lightly spray the plate you serve these cuties on with some cooking spray. Not enough to actually see it, but enough so when your guests pick up their shot it wont stay stuck on the plate. 

Green Layer
1 regular sized (small) box lime jello
2/3 cup water
2/3 cup tequila (the good stuff that doesn't make you choke when you drink it)

1. Boil your 2/3 cup water and then add your lime jello packet. When it has all dissolved add to you 2/3 cup tequila.

2. Pour about half of your green jello mixture into your loaf pan and refrigerate until it's solid, about 30-45 mins. (If you are worried about the left over, pour it in a dixie cup and serve it later, someone will want a plain old jello shot I promise)

White Layer
1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup water
1 packet Knox Gelatin
I don't use alcohol in this layer because it's too small, it would be a waste.

1. Pour your water and tablespoon condensed milk into a sauce pan. Sprinkle your gelatin packet on top and let it sit for a minute. After it sits, stir and turn on medium heat until the gelatin dissolves and is combined. Pour this mixture on top of the hardened green layer. Just a SMALL LIGHT LAYER.

Pink or Red Layer
1 regular sized (small) box watermelon (or pink or red) jello
2/3 cup water
2/3 cup tequila

1. Boil your 2/3 cup water and then add your pink jello packet. When it has all dissolved add to you 2/3 cup tequila.

2. Pour all of your pink jello mixture on top of the white layer and refrigerate overnight.

Slicing and Serving Directions
1 sharp knife
1 triangle cookie or fondant cutter (optional)
Mini wooden popsicle sticks (they have them at Michael's or other craft stores)

1. Let your loaf pan sit in a small puddle of warm water, flip over your loaf pan on to a cutting board. If the jello doesnt come out (and you want to come out WHOLE) Run a butter knife around the edges of the loaf pan before you flip. 

2. Slice pieces off of the jello as if you were cutting slices of bread. Make triangles with the green layer the largest at the bottom.

3. Spray your serving tray with a baking or cooking oil. Stick your popsicle sticks into the bottom (green layer) of the jello shot until it is secure and keep refrigerated until serving.

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone and welcome sweet summer time! 


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41 comments:

  1. Seriously adorable! You out do yourself every time! :)

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  2. So pretty! I have a dozen friends who would make these disappear very quickly.

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  3. I will be making this for sure

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  4. I've never had a jello shot but these look so tempting I'm sure I'd happily have more than my share!

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  5. Very cool Michelle. You need to put out a cookbook for this stuff. Love it.

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  6. These look so fun! I can't wait to make them!!

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  7. Love these, Michelle! So cute, creative and great for helping the adults have a little more fun at parties! ;)

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  8. Heh! What a cute idea. I think the red looks great, Michelle.

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  9. This is one of the cutest things I've ever seen! I love you made it into watermelon and then the addition of tequila puts it over the top! GENIUS! :-)

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  10. I want to make these right now! I keep trying to come up with ways to add seeds; chocolate sprinkles? They're just so cute.

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  11. Brilliant idea! I can't wait to make these this weekend for a BBQ!

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  12. These are SO cool!!! I love, love this idea!

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  13. So creative! I love the brilliant execution of layers too. Can't wait to try this.

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  14. Fun. Do you think you could put mini chocolate chips in the red/pink layer to look like seeds? These would be cute for kids too, without the alcohol of course!

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  15. These are just too cute!! I'll have to make these this weekend! :)

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  16. Black sesame seeds would work...

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  17. I love these! They serisously are ADRORABLE! OMG. I saw them on pinterest and love love love the pic!

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  18. these are such a great idea! very cute. i'm making this bourbon bbq chicken on memorial day and these would go perfectly.

    http://www.tipsonlifeandlove.com/recipes-2/rachael-ray-book-of-burger-recipe-bourbon-bbq-pulled-chicken-sandwiches-and-green-apple-slaw

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  19. These are adorable!!! I'm going to have to make these for a Memorial Day party this weekend. They will be a huge hit!

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  20. What a fabulous recipe looks delicious.

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  21. Yaaaaaaay! So glad to see you're still the Queen of all Jello Shots! These are totally cuto :) And the lilly reference made. my. day!

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  22. Oh wow! These are so cute! Thanks for sharing the idea. Kids will go gaga when they see these cute watermelon jelly!!

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  23. My son is too young for serious birthday parties (No I don't mean my son is 17 and not ready to get wasted.....:)) but once he comes of age jello is going to take a center stage. The kids will love these.

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  24. So great...you can rename them Christmas Tree jello shots for the Christmas Season! So glad I found your page!

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  25. Just made these and they are setting up as I write. But hey! What do I do with a whole can of sweetened condensed milk minus one tablespoon!!

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