Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Vegan Jello Shots

I wanted to practice making jello shots for the fourth of july and i had an opportunity to do them for a party. I used Agar Agar instead of gelatin. For every cup of liquid you use 1 tablespoon of agar agar. 

 to make different layers, i cut up and blended fresh fruits- such as mango, strawberries, limes, watermelon. It was an interesting experiemnet to see what fruits still taste good after heating and what doesnt (watermelon is gross when heated). I made the gel by heating up the fruit with water and adding the agar agar, let it cool a bit, then add vodka. Agar Agar solidifies at room temp which was great because they solidified pretty quickly in the fridge and i could add layers super fast. Unfortunately, the fruit ones ended up being gross. It was a struggle to eat them. I also made coconut cream ones because i thought the color contrast would be neat. Also gross.

The ones that were a hit were the Bloody Mary celery sticks! i used fresh tomatoes instead of juice, horseradish, tabasco, garlic and onion powder, a vegan Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Heat up the tomatoes and add the agar agar. when it is all mixed, turn off the heat, add everything else. let cool then add the vodka. Clean and cut the celery, put them in a glass pan so they are held in place by the sides. spoon the gel mix on the celery and let solidify in the fridge. Enjoy! they are spicy and delish!

It was a great experiment and i will be making the Bloody Mary ones for the 4th but probably not the fruit ones.