I Have A Dream(sicle)

Hello old friends! I'm sorry it's been so long since I last posted but I was heads down studying for the GRE the last few months. Now that I have my life back I can resume jello molding on a regular basis. Please try to contain your excitement! Now, on to the jello... I was recently told about whipped cream flavored vodka and thought it would be a great booze for jello recipes. A lot of fruity flavors go well with whipped cream but I decided to try orange juice to make a sort of creamsicle flavored jello mold.

My friends came up with this pun-tastic title for this post since I made it right around Martin Luther Kind Jr. Day. As usual, thanks to Paige for photographing the final product.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons Orange Juice

4 teaspoons of Knox Unflavored Gelatin (you'll need about 3 envelopes)

1/2 cup Pinnacle Whipped Cream Vodka (divided)

3 tablespoons Sweetened Condensed Milk

1 cup Water (divided)

There are two parts to this recipe - the orange layer and the cream layer. I would recommend pouring the orange layer first but you can do it in whatever order you want.

Orange Layer: Dissolve 2 teaspoons of Knox into 1/4 cup boiling water. Slowly stir in 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons of orange juice and 1/4 cup whipped cream flavored vodka.

Pour carefully into your mold and refrigerate until the jello has firmed up. When layering the two make sure you don't wait too long to pour the second - you'll want the first layer to be firm but sticky to the touch.

Cream Layer: Dissolve 2 teaspoons of Knox into 3/4 cup boiling water. Slowly stir in 3 tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk and 1/4 cup whipped cream flavored vodka.

Make sure the cream layer isn't too hot (a bit warmer than room temperature is best) when pouring onto your orange layer or the two will bleed together.

Refrigerate overnight and carefully unmold just before you're ready to serve. This recipe doesn't make a very large mold but you can always adjust the amounts to make more or less - just make sure you keep the ratios about the same.

If you ever have questions about the recipes or need a pep talk before embarking on a jello molding adventure please drop me a line in the comments. I'd LOVE to hear about your own jello creations.

Happy molding!