Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tropical Fancy

After being faced with jello shots I couldn't enjoy once again at a party over new years I've been back on my vintage housewife jello kick again. This time playing out with making a layered dessert using DIY flavored jelly. The flavor was inspired by sticky rice and mango, and destined to be kicked up a notch with the addition of a coconut rice pudding layer in a future variation. This one how ever takes no time at all and is easier than pie!

Tropical Gelatin Fancy

Top Layer:
  • 1/2 cup mango syrup
  • 2/34 cup chopped mango pieces
  • 1/2cup Water 
  • 1 Envelope Knox plain gelatin 
Bottom Layer:
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbs sweetened condensed Milk
  • 1 Envelope Knox plain gelatin 
  1. Make the bottom creamy layer 1st
  2. Sprinkle gelatin over 4tbs water in a small sauce pan and leave for about 5min
  3. Heat water in larger saucepan to make a water bath, float the smaller pan of gelatin in the water bath and heat gently till gelatin is fully dissolved. Shake occasionally but do not stir to avoid bubbles.
  4. Once gelatin is dissolved mix in your coconut milk and condensed milk along with 1/2 a cup of water and stir gently to combine.
  5. Pour mixture into a bowl or mold.
  6. Leave to set for approx 30min till set but not firm.
  7. Repeat steps 2-4, this time mixing in the mango syrup and water with the gelatin, 
  8. Add in the chopped mango to this mixture
  9. pour over top of your earlier layer and leave to set for 3 hours
If you're going the easy dessert route then pretty bows like these make a great serving and setting vessel, If you want to be fancier however set it in something flatter so you can turn the set jello out and cut into shapes with a cookie cutter for booze free tiki party jello shots or  tea party treat!

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