Friday, June 5, 2015

Green Jello

I had so much fun making my own green gelatin. Taking backlit pictures of this ectoplasmic space goo was such a blast!

Juice of 1 lime (2 tablespoons)
Zest of 2 limes(1 teaspoon packed)
1 tablespoon Gelatin powder(+2 teaspoons if you want squares instead of goo) 
1/4 heaping cup Sugar (more if you like it sweet)
3 drops Green Food Coloring (optional)

Add lime juice and gelatin to 1/2 cup cold water.

Boil 1 1/2 cups of water and add lime zest. 

Boil for a bit until you can smell the lime. 

Dissolve the sugar in the boiling lime-water.

Add the boiling water to the cold, gelatin water.

Add food coloring and stir.

This awesome, yellowish, pond-scum look is what you're going to get if you forgo the food coloring. 

Put in fridge for about 8 hours. The freezer will speed it up a bit, but don't -whatever you do- don't let it freeze.

The lime zest will probably settle in the bottom and you will be able to see it, so the jello won't be perfectly clear like the commercial stuff. It looks spookier, but you should probably strain it out with cheese cloth after it boils with the sugar for a bit because it leaves a weird texture. If you forgot, you can always just cut off the bottom where most of it settles, which is what I ended up doing.

Green JellΓΏ, pronounced green jello, named their band after what they thought was the worst flavor of Jello. Whatever. I've always loved green jello, even when I was a little kid at the hospital. They also self-report themselves as the world's worst band. I think I would have to disagree with them on that, too. They are like a cheesier Gwar, which I happen to find quite amusing. Check 'em out. It's great fun to listen to while playing with your gelatinous space-goo.

1 comment:

  1. Omg awesome noms! It does look like space goo, <3 ur pics ��. I bet it still has less sugar than actual jello, and def more nutrients.