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