A couple months ago Penolopy Bulnick froze some Jell-o in the Test Kitchen. It was strange... but also pretty awesome! I remembered the experiment last week and did some googling and it turns out that Jell-o popsicles are everywhere. I can't remember seeing an instructable about it, so I really wanted to share it - they're unlike any popsicles I've had before.
Jell-o popsicles are something I'm super sad that I never ate as a child - they're gummy AND frozen! The perfect combination. :D
They also drip slightly less, so they're good for small kids. And they're softer and easier to eat than normal popsicles, so I bet they'd be awesome for teething.
Step 1: Ingredients:
- 3 oz package of Jell-o
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 cup cold water
- sprinkles (optional but sooooo fancy)
You'll also want some popsicle molds. I used these Zoku fish pop molds - they're adorable and perfect for blue Jell-o. They have little fish butts as the sticks! And bones inside!! UGGGHHHHHH so cute. :D
I also poured the excess Jell-o mix into a large ice cube tray for extra popsicles and improvised some covers and sticks.
Step 2: Combine and Pour
Add the boiling water to the Jell-o and mix until entirely dissolved and then add the cold water and stir again.
Add sprinkles to your molds if desired and then pour the mix in. (I let my Jell-o mix sit for a few minutes before I poured it in. Not sure if it's necessary, but I was worried about the little sprinkles.)
Step 3: Freeze and Enjoy!
These popsicles took a little longer to set up than I was expecting - it might take up to six hours! I tried to remove them at three hours and then four hours, but they were just a little too soft still.
If you make them, share photos! :D