Ready to make some jello that will give your party an extra kick? Follow our step-by-step instructions.
How to Make Halloween Jello Shots
In a medium bowl, add 1 cup of boiling water to the package of lemon or pineapple gelatin. Stir for two minutes until the gelatin is fully dissolved. Stir in 1 tablespoon of sweetened condensed milk until mixture is even and creamy. Stir in 1/2 cup cold vodka (or ginger ale) and stir until mixture is even.
Unmold the gelatin shapes by filling a sink, basin, or large bowl with warm water. Dip the mold just to the rim in the warm water for about 10 seconds. Lift from water, hold upright, and shake slightly to loosen the gelatin from mold. Place a cold, moistened plate over the top of the mold and invert the plate and mold together. Carefully lift the mold, if gelatin does not release dip the mold in warm water and try again.
Double Rose and Rose Gelatin with Fresh Raspberries
Pink is not only beautiful, but when flavored with rose makes the ultimate treat. Plus, jelly is the best fat-free dessert! As the raspberries are not set into the gelatin, you may prefer to substitute strawberries or blueberries.
Want to test out the recipe (on yourself or guests): Double Rose and Rose Gelatin with Fresh Raspberries
Sparkling Champagne and Strawberries
Reprinted with permission from Hello, Jell-O!: 50+ Inventive Recipes from the Jello Mold Mistress by Victoria Belanger, 2012. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.
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Kitchen Daily Editors 10/25/12
By: Victoria Belanger
Every adult I know loves dressing up in silly (or sexy) costumes as much as their former (younger) selves. Whether you're having a casual gathering of parents after the kids go to bed, or are throwing a costume cocktail party, these Halloween-themed Jello Shots will liven up your celebration.
My sister sent me a set of JELL-O brand molds that contained a bat, a witch, a ghost, a black cat and a jack-o-lantern. The molds are intended for making Jigglers, but I decided to take that idea one step further by adding a dash of booze. (Who hasn't spent some time in their early adult years enjoying the magical, fruity treats known as jello shots?) I chose lemon-flavored gelatin for its transparency (and it can be dyed different colors for each of the shapes) and because it goes well with vodka.* After refrigerating the shapes for at least six hours, I encased them in unflavored gelatin to give them that shot-like shape. This sweet finishing touch makes the shots look like Halloween hard candies -- and they can be as "hard" or alcohol-free as you want.
*Note: Kids can enjoy these "shots," too, if you substitute ginger ale for the vodka.
Before we get started, here is what you will need to make Halloween Jello shots.