Gelatin is a great dessert or treat for adults and kids. Gelatin comes in many delightful flavors, colors and shapes. By learning how to make gelatin in gelatin molds, you can serve up this fun treat in parties, lazy summer afternoons, as a dessert or a quick snack. Children will surely love to eat sweet and colorful gelatin in different shapes (like their favorite cartoon characters) and sizes. Adults will love to put some color in a rather dull salad with colorful pieces of gelatin. Here are some easy steps you can follow to make gelatin in molds:
- Go to your local grocery store or pantry to get some supplies.
- You will need flavored powdered gelatin mix from the grocery store, gelatin moulds (you can actually use any container for this project, not just gelatin molds) in your desired shapes, water, a mixing bowl, a mixing spoon and the serving dish or plate you want to use for the finished gelatin mixture.
- Read the gelatin package for instructions on how to prepare the gelatin mixture. Follow that procedure when preparing the gelatin.
- The typical way to prepare gelatin requires dissolving the gelatin mixture in the hot water and pouring the cold water when the gelatin powder is completely dissolved. So boil the required amount of hot water. Simmering hot water will do.
- Open the pack of gelatin and pour the contents into the mixing bowl. Pour the hot water in and dissolve the powder, stirring slowly but continuously with the spoon. Pour the cold water when the powder is completely dissolved.
- Did you know that you can make flavored gelatin by buying plain gelatin and using fruit juice, or even instant juice? You will simply replace the hot water with equal parts of hot fruit juice. Open the pack of unflavored gelatin powder and pour the contents into the mixing bowl. Dissolve in the required amount of hot liquid, stirring with a spoon. Add the required amount of cool liquid when completely dissolved.
- Pour the mixture into the gelatin mold. Some suggest spraying the gelatin mould first with unflavored cooking spray so that the gelatin won’t stick to the mold. But this step may not be necessary, as you will see later.
- You can also add fresh fruit, nuts or different colored gelatin into the gelatin mixture before it sets.
- Let the mixture cool completely in the refrigerator.
- Once the gelatin is completely set, take it out of the refrigerator. Set the gelatin mold on the table.
- Take the serving dish. Cover the mouth of the gelatin mould with the serving dish, the bottom side of the dish facing you. Hold the dish and the gelatin mould securely together and turn the two upside down to get the gelatin out of the mould.
- Your gelatin should slide off easily from the gelatin mould. Your treat is now ready to be served and enjoyed.
Now that you’ve learned how to make gelatin in gelatin molds, you will never have another drab dessert again. Gelatin served on its own, in a variety of flavors, colors and shapes, or with some whipped cream will take care of your sweet cravings.