Monday, July 23, 2012

Lime in the Coconut Jello Shots

"You put the lime in the coconut and drink um both up

You put the lime in the coconut and drink um both up"


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Yeah I pretty much sang that the whole time I made these . . .Even though I really put the coconut in the lime, but who cares right?

Does anyone know what that song really means?  It's catchy that's for sure.

I am home sick today with a really bad sore throat, and if the song lyrics ring true, I should put the lime in the coconut and I'll feel better.  I some how doubt that :)


Lime in the Coconut Jello Shots
7 limes (makes 28 shots)
1 can coconut milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup Pinnacle Whipped Vodka
2 packets of Knox gelatin

(For a kid friendly, non-alcoholic version just use 1 cup cold water instead of vodka)

1. Like with the other jello shots in orange, lemons and limes, you hollow out the rind first. With limes they are strong enough that you can carefully take a paring knife and score around the insides carefully to loosen the citrus and then just flip them inside out and pull out the fruit.


The next step is to make the coconut jello. I loooooove coconut jello. Well I really love anything coconut so that might be why.

2. Take 1/2 cup coconut milk (you will need to stir the coconut milk in the can, it solidifies at the top) and 1/2 cup water and poor it into a medium sauce pan.

3. Sprinkle 2 packets of Knox gelatin on top and let it sit for one minute, then turn on medium heat and stir until dissolved. Add 1/4 cup sugar and heat until dissolved.

Turn off the heat and wait until the mixture is just warm and then add 1 cup of vodka (I used Pinnacle Whipped). Pour into lime rinds. Save any left over jello to top off the limes later. Jello shrinks and you don't want too much space left in the rinds.



4. Refrigerate overnight and the slice your halves into quarters. I toasted some coconut (optional) and placed half of a real lime on my serving plate. I like to let people know with visual cues what they are about to consume.


My only after thought with this jello shot recipe is that I still don't really like the flavor that the lime rinds absorb into the jello. It's very bitter and I think it brings out the vodka instead of masking it.

I still prefer oranges and lemons for this type of jello shot. (Everyone at the party loved them though!)

Also I made a coconut milk and lime smoothie after with the left overs and it was delish!

14 comments:

  1. looks good:) could you sprinkle rinds with sugar first?

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  2. That might work, you would have to let it sit for awhile though. I wonder if you can soak the lime rings in water first to get out the flavor. That's so much waiting though ...

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  3. This looks amazing! And yay, Thai Kitchen coconut milk, lol. I'm Thai, so I always get excited when I see people use it - nerdy, I know. Thanks for sharing this! :) -Mia

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  4. Such a fun idea for a summer party!! Thanks for sharing!!

    xx, alisia e
    http://alisialynn.blogspot.com/

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  5. What a great idea! These are so cute!

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  6. Yes, please! Love the thought of toasted coconut on these. :)

    Come over and check out the White Russian Cocktail Popsicles I whipped up.
    http://www.becauseofmadalene.com/2012/07/white-russian-poptails.html

    Christina

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  7. I wonder if you could sugar the lime bowls first? They look amazing though!! :)

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  8. These look *delicious*! I wonder if you could actually *candy* the rinds in sugar before filling them? Might work, and you could probably make them in advance. Just an idea... Thanks for the awesome shot idea!

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  9. So adorable! Can you leave a bit of the lime flesh so that the bitter rind is not touching the mixture?

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  10. Made these tonight- I'm not going to fib, the limes were not easy to clean out! But I did it! Super easy recipe for Coconut Jello- I actually doubled the recipe! I also "sprinkled" my lime rinds with sugar BEFORE adding the jello mixture..So Tomorrow morning will be the true test!
    Thanks for the creative recipe though!

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