For those of us on vacation for the 4th, happy hour has already started and this is perfect for the holiday celebrations.
Red, White & Blue Stained Glass Jello Shots (for the classy jello shooter)
Step One – Red and Blue Colors:
2 cups water
2 envelopes unflavored Knox gelatin
1 3oz box red Jello gelatin
1 3oz box blue Jello gelatin
2 cups ice cold vodka
separated into 1 cup divisions.
Pour water into a small saucepan and sprinkle with the Knox gelatin. Let soak a minute or two. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, until dissolved (about 5 minutes). Pour the flavored Jello into two separate bowls and add half the hot Knox gelatin mixture to each bowl. Still to dissolve and let cool. When cool add vodka and pour into two 9×13″ glass casserole dishes (for uniform size shots) and chill until fully set, several hours.
Step Two – White, Creamy Color:
2 cups water
2 1/2 envelopes unflavored Knox gelatin (1 teaspoon powder = 1/2 envelope)
1/2 of a 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk (you can freeze the rest)
Pour water into medium saucepan and sprinkle with the Knox gelatin. Let soak a minute or two. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly (yea, I know, me too, but it’s worth this boring part, I promise), until dissolved (about 5 minutes). Stir in the condensed milk and set aside to cool to room temperature.
When condensed mixture is cool, take out the red and blue Jellos and cut into small blocks. Carefully mix them into the 9×13″ dishes, evenly distributed
and pour the condensed mixture over them.
Skim off any bubbles that form, chill until fully set, several hours or overnight. To serve cut again into small squares and have at it.
Live Free or Die Smiling. Happy Independence Day!