Happy (almost) New Year!
I’m attending a friend’s New Years Eve party this year, and it was requested that I bring Jell-O shots (I make them a lot…). I did not, however, want to bring typical mix-some-vodka-with-a-box-of-pre-flavored-Jell-O Jell-O shots for this occasion.
I decided that champagne was the obvious flavor decision for a New Years Eve party. I did a bit of research online, and then concocted my own version!
– 2 Cups Champagne or Sparkling Wine
– 1 Cup Whipped Cream flavored Vodka
– 1/2 Cup Lemon Lime flavored soda
– 4 Packs of Gelatin
Measure out the champagne and vodka. Combine them and heat them until they are boiling. I did this in the microwave for three minutes. While they are heating, put the chilled soda in a bowl and sprinkle the gelatin packs over it. Allow it to sit for about a minute. It will foam up a bit.
Pour the hot champagne/vodka mixture into the bowl with the gelatin and soda. Stir until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Pour the mixture into a 1×1 pan and allow to cool in the fridge until firm.
While the Jell-O is cooling, break the rock candy crystals off the the sticks. Put them in a ziplock bag.
Use a hammer (or something) to crush the candy crystals.
Once the Jell-O has become firm and you are ready to serve, cut the jell-O into cubes in the pan. Use a rubber spatula to loosen each piece and transfer to your serving dish. Sprinkle each cube with the crushed rock candy right before serving. The candy melts a bit after a while, so you don’t want to let it sit out long after they’ve been decorated.
There you have it! I hope that everyone has a wonderful New Years like I know that I will!