Food blogger and photographer Victoria Belanger, aka The Jello Mold Mistress of Brooklyn, has been wowing friends and family with delicious and cool jello mold creations for years. Thanks to her new book–Hello, Jell-O! (Ten Speed Press, February 2012)–we all now have more than fifty impressive (and affordable) treats to dazzle dessert-lovers of all ages.
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As one of my earlier Jell-O mold creations and my first attempt at a more complicated construction, this Jell-O mold has a bottom layer of sweetened condensed milk and a top layer of peach slices suspended in peach gelatin (with an option to add a little peach schnapps). I was very pleased when I unmolded it and realized that the arrangement of peaches resembled a sunflower! Very appropriate for the summer BBQ where it was served.
A gelatin pie is a light and refreshing alternative to using a Jell-O mold. I used a shortbread crust with a layer of sweetened condensed milk (cream cheese would also be good) topped with summer fruits suspended in peach gelatin.
This recipe takes Jell-O a step further by serving it in its own edible chocolate container. Both the chocolate cups and the raspberry mousse inside are very simple to make, but the finished project will impress your friends and make it look like you spent hours slaving away in the kitchen.
This was the first Jell-O mold I made with unflavored gelatin powder rather than the standard pre-packages gelatin mixes. When using unflavored gelatin, you can build your flavor combinations from scratch, as I did with this celebratory Jell-O using champagne, ginger ale, and strawberries. This recipe can be made into a large mold, or served in individual champagne classes.
An ideal Jell-O for serving at your next dinner party, these mini Jell-O molds made with coffee liqueur, freshly brewed coffee, and sweetened condensed milk are rich, indulgent, and easy to make. This recipe combines the classic after-dinner coffee/cordial/dessert course into one easy step!
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