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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

How To Make Jello Shamrocks

Here's an easy Jello recipe which is great for potlucks. Enjoy.

2 boxes of 3oz Lime Jello (or any flavor you like)
2 cups of water
3/4 cup of cream

1. Boil 2 cups of water.
2. Add the 2 packets of Jello, mix till it has dissolved
3. Pour into a 13" by 9" glass pan, let stand for 10 minutes.
4. Pour in cream, mix.
5. Refridgerate till jello sets up.
6. Cut out with cookie cutters.

* The cream will separate on it's own creating the two layers.
* This also looks nice cut into simple small squares.


jen v said...

my kids would LOVE these!

Oiyi said...

This looks delicious.

Chase Clark said...

Daw, cute! I can't wait for St. Patrick's day! Hey, did you know you can eat the long stalks of those yellow clover flowers? They taste like sour green grapes and are really tangy, usually called sourgrass. Your shamrocks reminded me of it. There's a big patch of clover growing outside my building and I pick and eat them every time I pass by now. Yet another reason my neighbors think I'm a nut, I'm sure!

zakkalife said...

Hi Chace,

thanks for sharing, I didn't know you could eat the long stalks, good to know.

Liz said...

That's it - that is our St. Patrick's Day dessert. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

How on earth do you get the jello shape out and onto the plate? Was there any flipping over involved?

zakkalife said...

It is a little difficult but with patience you should be able to do it. I first push the cookie cutter down into the Jello. Then with a knife I cut off the pieces around it. After that I used a spatula to get it out, no flipping involved.

If you don't want to go through all the hassle,I recommend cutting the Jello into small squares. They look just as nice this way.

Hope this helps.

twinkle teaches said...

thank you for the awesome recipe!!!

RootsAndWingsCo said...

Very cute. I'm glad you shared your tip about how to get it to the plate too;)

Unknown said...

Silly question...but what kind of cream do you use? Heavy cream/light cream or does it matter. They look beautiful! Thanks!

zakkalife said...


I use heavy cream but I'm sure light cream would work just as well. Half & half would be another option.

Anonymous said...

This jello looks delicious! Do you use 3/4 cup cream or one cup cream? Personally, I think I'd use one cup, but I was just wondering since the list of ingredients call for 3/4 cup but the directions say one cup. Just curious{and confused). I know, dumb question, but I just want to write it down accurately. Thanks!

zakkalife said...

I used to have it at 1 cup of cream which tastes just fine. I made it again with a little less cream and liked the results so much that I decided to update the recipe. Sorry for the confusion.

Anonymous said...

hi! i have a question about the cream. do i have to whip it before adding it to the mixture, or do i just pour it in while it's still liquid? thanks!

zakkalife said...

just pour it in, it will separate from the jello on its own

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