Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Jello Homemade Shaved Ice*



We don't have central air in our Long Island home. As the temps creep higher and higher I needed something to beat the heat.

This recipe from Tips From A Typical Mom was a great find.
I'm using up foods in my pantry and I found four boxes of Jello Limited Edition flavors.

The first I wanted to try was the Margarita flavor. I left it in the freezer all night and when I scooped it out it was shaved ice. 

I wanted a nice scoop so I made another one, Strawberry Daiquiri. I added the jello and liquids to a 7 1/2 X 13/1/2 pan and placed it in the freezer 4 and a half hours. Found my ice cream scoop and added it to a dish that I had placed in the freezer, for it's glamour shot.

Annette used soda in her recipe. I never buy soda. I love seltzer, which I subbed for the soda.

You can have lots of fun with this recipe. Think of all the different flavor of Jello you can use! I added seltzer but if you like soda, add a flavor you like.

My jello was NOT sugar free . The gelatin with the liquid should  set up. Would love to hear from you if you try the recipe with the sugar free jello.

Ingredients:

1 cup boiling water
2 cups Lemon/Lime Soda ( when I made the margarita I used lemon/ lime seltzer. For the Strawberry Daiquiri I used Strawberry flavored seltzer) 
1 3 ounce box flavor Jello

Directions:

The first time I made it I added the jello to the bottom of a 8 X 8  square cake pan.

Boil the water and add 1 cup to the 8 x 8 pan, which has the jello. Whisk until jello is dissolved.

Stir in the seltzer or soda if preferred.

Freeze for 4 hours or overnight

Use a cookie or ice cream scoop to shave out the ice and serve right away.

For the Strawberry Daiquiri I added the jello to a 7 1/2 x 13 1/2 dish. Followed the same directions except  I only kept it in the freezer for four and half hours. The edges were frozen solid but the middle was  a little soft but did form a scoop.



                                                Photo of the Margarita shaved ice.

* I added the star because I came up with another idea.  I have a stick blender. What consistency would the ice be if I whipped it up? I took the pan out of the freezer and let it sit on the counter a few minutes so it would soften up. If you have a/c in you house the jello mixture will take longer to come to room temp. I placed a small to medium size metal bowl in the freezer to chill while the jello was on the counter.

Once the jello mixture was soft, not melting I placed it in the chilled bowl and whipped it with the stick blender.

I have found my new favorite treat! LOVE the consistency and can't wait to see what other ideas I can come up with.



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62 comments:

  1. OMG.......this sounds so good. I have a couple of boxes of Jello in the cabinet I am going to use. Wow........so easy and I bet it is yummy. Thanks Linda, you gave me something to do on this hot day.

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  2. That looks amazing Linda......and so refreshing. I have some of that jello here---and no bubbly stuff, darn it. On the list for the next grocery shopping trip. That would have been perfect for the hot weather this week.

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    1. You know how excited I am about this one!

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  3. Carol's right, perfect for the hot days. I like the idea of soda water /seltzer, jello can be sweet on its own. I have jolly rancher watermelon flavor gelatin.... Thanks Linda & thank you Annette. Won't be buying Popsicles this weekend!

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    1. Cyndy- check out my idea on the bottom of the page-

      I bet once it was whipped up you can make your own Popsicles! Haven't tried it yet but it's the next thing on my list!

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    2. You're right & they won't be rock hard, perfect!

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  4. I did make this today.....I had a pack of black cherry Jello, and it is in the freezer now. I checked it after 4 hours, and the top was frozen, but the middle was still soft. I open and close my freezer a lot during the day, so it probably will take longer. Gonna leave it in overnight, and test it out tomorrow. I thought I had a box of Jolly Rancher watermelon also, but I couldn't find it. Mine is not sugar free, but I don't see why it wouldn't work well with that also. Can't wait til the morning.

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    1. This is really good......I let it freeze overnight, and then scraped it.....WOW !!

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    2. I have a box of the same Myra. Good to know that it tastes great!

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    3. Myra- Glad you liked it and Cyndy let me know when you try it ok?

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  5. Oh my goodness, this looks so refreshing. I was so hot here today. Can't wait to try it!

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    1. Pamela- I made it 3 different ways and loved the one I whipped up today with the stick blender. It was in the upper 90's and this sure hit the spot!

      I really hope you like it.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  6. hi from Pin Worthy Wednesday! This looks so refreshing!

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  7. What a Great idea! My kids would love this. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Just think of all the flavors they can pick out! Jello is on the top of my grocery list this week

      Hope you and your kids like it.

      Linda

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  8. We are heading towards Spring so this will be a Summer treat I will try this year. Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom. Always love your posts.

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    1. I hope you like it as much as I do Sue.

      Thanks so much for stopping by.

      Hugs,
      Linda

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  9. My son has a new obsession with shaved ice. I think he will love this.

    Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays. Hope to see you back next week.

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    1. Audrey- your son is not alone! Made another batch that is in the freezer, it's SO good.

      Hope you enjoy it also.

      Linda

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  10. This is so beautiful. I hope you bring it over t Food on Friday. Cheers from carole's chatter

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    1. Thanks for the invitation Carole!

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  11. Thanks for the cool idea. I bet my grandkids would love this too :)

    Kaye

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    1. I know I sure did! I have another pan in the freezer for later :-)

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  12. This sounds so good and refreshing! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks Jann.

      See you at the party this week

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  13. How fun, and I love the versatility with all the different flavors of Jell-O available!

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    1. I know! I have a pan of cherry in freezer for later :-)

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  14. Great idea!! Thanks for sharing on what's for dinner sunday last week! I've featured this recipe this week so please stop over and grab a button for your blog!

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  15. I have some Jello I can try this with. Hot days without air conditioning are great incentives for creating some really delicious cool treats. Thanks!

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    1. It's hot and humid today and I have another pan in the freezer for later! Hope you enjoy it!

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  16. What a great summer treat! Thanks for linking up at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

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  17. This looks like something we would love for a hot summer day. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. See you Thursday will more goodies!

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  18. Oh wow...this sounds so neat! I've pinned it!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  19. This looks so tasty Carol we never have jello in flavours like this over here - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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    1. This was one of those limited flavors and don't know if they sell it any more. I made another batch with cherry and it was delicious also.

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  20. This looks so light & refreshing! Thanks for sharing with us over at #TryaBiteTuesday - pinned & shared!

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  21. Perfect summer dessert. I think my kids would love this! Thank you so much for linking up at the #HomeMattersParty and hope to see you again next week.

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  22. I cannot wait to try this!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! This post has been pinned on the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! I love having you and can't wait to see you next week!

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  23. This looks great and excellent for warm weather, which we have coming. Thanks for sharing at Good Morning Mondays. Blessings

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Terri.

      Linda

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  24. This looks good and refreshing!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! Hope to see you again this week!! Pinned!

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  25. I remember summers in Connecticut with no A/C, except in the worst summers and only in my parent's bedroom where I would sleep on the floor in a sleeping bag if I was too miserable. This recipe would be great by subbing the soda or seltzer with alcohol for adult frozen party snacks. ;) Thanks for sharing your recipe at the #AnythingGoes Link Party.

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    1. If you try the recipe with alcohol let me know how it was.

      See you next week at the party.

      Linda

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  26. What am easy refreshing idea. Thank you for sharing at the Recipe Swap.

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  27. Oh my gosh, I bet this is amazeballs. Happy-almost-September and thank you for swinging by Snickerdoodle Sunday! Hope to see you again this weekend. :)

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

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    1. It was and hope you like it as much as I do!

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  28. I love the way you made these frozen treats with gelatin! It's healthier and makes for a nice texture. :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds!

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  29. What a fantastic way to cool down and have a treat! Thanks for linking this up to MerryMonday!

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