Monday, September 2, 2013

Water Ice Jello Shot

As someone who did not grow up in Philly, and had therefor never heard of "Water Ice", my head exploded with WTFs several times my first summer here. That name is asinine! 

      You must understand I eventually got over myself, and I'm now a full fledged Water Ice eater. I get cravings for it! I've been wanting to make a Water Ice jello shot for some time, and since this is my last summer in Philly, I knew I had to get it done TODAY.

So I went to Rita's and picked up a Cherry "Gelati", and a Blue Raspberry Water Ice. I wish I had picked up lemon (my favorite) because I think that's an old timey classic- but I chose the ones I did based on color. 

I topped them with cool whip -scooped with a mini ice cream scooper- because the custard on the gelati did not make it home ;)


Add 1 table spoon of granulated gelatin to 1/2 cup of melted (but not warm) water ice.

After granules are saturated, warm this mixture in the microwave or a sauce pan- and stir until granules are dissolved.

Add 1/2 cup of cherry vodka, stir, and pour into small cups.

Allow to set in the refrigerator. 

Tape decorative paper to cups, and top with Cool Whip.

To be honest, the blue raspberry was nasty.

Blue Sky (Breaking Bad) Jello Shots

We whipped up some Breaking Bad jello shots to look like Heisenberg's famous Blue Sky!
We packed them in small baggies...these bags don't seal shut, but in our research we learned you can get legit tiny bags from bead shops. Good to know, huh!

For the jello shots you see pictured,  we used:
 lemon flavored water, blueberry vodka, sugar, blue food coloring and gelatin.
You could absolutely use store bought blue Jell-o and any flavored vodka or rum.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tiffany's Boxes

We've had a lot of heart shaped Valentine's day shots over the last couple of years, but this year we have something even more creative- A SQUARE! Though I'm pro-valentines day, and any occasion that promotes the color combination of pink and red, this jello shot represents the gross ($$$) side the holiday that we can't really relate to. You see, we're being, like, ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife!

This shot is one of our standard flavored-vodka-and-sweetened-condensed-milk recipes*. This is with grape vodka, for no particular reason. The boxes are made with two different pieces, the lids are a little less thick than the bases. The bows are drawn on with white gel food coloring as neat as I can possibly manage (so, not very). The rings are a choking hazard, so make sure you serve these early in the night!

 *Super easy: dissolve an envelope of gelatin in 1/4 cup of water, add a 1/4 cup of SCM, any food coloring, and a 1/2 cup of vodka. Do a test run to make sure they come out to YOUR PARTICULAR TASTE (see "this is how we do it" on the right column.

small rings $.80 a dozen.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Samoas (Caramel Delights)

A few years ago, I bough a box of Samoas from some kids at the 8th street el station, here in Philadelphia. Now, I've made a few purchases on the El (what up egyptian musk and Meet the Parents bootleg) so I was not at all surprised when I got home and noticed that I had not bought a familiar box of Samoas, but I had bought "Caramel Delights". Had I been hustled by Girl Scout impostors?

Turns out they were legit- but I did spend the next week telling anyone who would listen (captive audiences) about how "Can You Believe They Changed The Name of Samoas to Caramel Delights Because There Was Outrage Over The Name Samoa Being Culturally Insensitive".  I totally fabricated the cultural insensitivity thing, but you try making a story about buying girl scout cookies interesting.

I'd be remiss not to mention that Vicky B. has a Samoa recipe in her book, but the one we made up on the fly is super different and not at all a copy.  For this one we used: caramel syrup, coconut cream, chocolate sauce, toasted coconut, chocolate chips and of course, rum and gelatin. 

really glad the shredded paper is in focus.

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