Mellow Jello
Jan 11th, 2012 by Eunice

If you have read our blog before you know that Jello Girl and I don’t imbibe.  But with all the pretty jello shots out there on the internet, we felt left out.  Hence, we have decided to coin a new food term:  Mellow Jello. From here on out, these cute little alcohol-free jello bites will be known as Mellow Jello.  They are perfect as an appetizer or on a dessert table.  They are more mellow than their jello shot counterpart- eat as many as you like- and the possibilities for cute creations are endless.  Plus I have a good reason to try something new and I am pretty happy about how they turned out.  A group of friends that live in my neighborhood get together once a month for our version of Iron Chef.  Every month we have a theme ingredient and we all make something using that ingredient.  We then get together to taste what everybody made and vote for winners.  We have 4 fabulous trophies, a gold, sliver, bronze and a trophy for best presentation.  The winners each month get to take the trophy home and display it for that month.  It’s a silly thing to do but those of us that attend have a great time. Plus it’s been a great way to get to know some of the women in the neighborhood.

Now go have some jello joy!

Tonight’s ingredient is grapefruit, so I adapted a recipe for a Paloma jelly shot.  Here is what I did…

Mellow Jello Grapefruit Bite

1 1/3 C. grapefruit soda

1 T. lime juice

2 envelopes Knox gelatin

2/3 C. grapefruit juice

1 T. sugar

Pour soda and lime juice into a small saucepan and sprinkle with the gelatin.  Allow the gelatin to soak for a minute or two.  Heat over medium heat and add sugar until gelatin is dissolved, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Stir in the grapefruit juice.  Pour into a loaf pan or mold.  Put in the refrigerator to set for a few hours or over night.

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