Jello Shots + Watermelon. What’s not to love?
So, while these watermelon jello shots are probably the most aesthetically pleasing jello shots that we’ve seen. I also like them for a couple of other reasons that are damage control related. They’re loaded with Glycine(an amino acid found in gelatin) which can help boost overall sleep quality.
Not to mention if you utilize Gin or Vodka with your watermelon jello shots, which other than Everclear I don’t know what else you would use unless you like to get freaky. Maybe Tequila? Still by utilizing vodka, Everclear or silver tequila you happen to minimize damage that could be being done by congeners.
Now for the recipe(and some alternative thinking for the health conscious) with a how-to-video brought to you by the wonderful Fork ‘N Plate. (video below)
WATERMELON JELLO SHOTS
- 1 Watermelon
- 4 Boxes of a red Jell-0
- 2 full one ounce boxes of gelatin (8 small packages)
- 4 Cups of boiling water
- 4 Cups of your favorite booze (Vodka, gin)
- Chocolate Sprinkles (optional) *she says they’re gross- so warrant caution.
If you lean away from the mass produced comforting convenient style and using something like cherry or watermelon jello might worry you. You do have the option of making your own Jello and using a “safe” organic dye.
Great Lakes makes an amazing gelatin for such purposes from grass-fed cows down in S. America(I hear their taco meat is far superior than ours too).
While California Basics makes a plant based food coloring and you can just press your own juice. Watermelon or cherry or whatever the heck you like, surprise ’em make it a red jello that tastes like blueberry or lime stuck onto a watermelon. 🙂
p.s. for a recipe involving how to make jello this way you can scope this article by Natural Mama.