Thursday, June 5, 2008

Melon fusion confusion

So I was at the grocery store today and I saw the jello flavor, "Melon Fusion". It, to talk in wine terms, has accents of cantelope, watermelon, and honeydew. And it's green.

So what to do with it? My first instinct is to make a margarita shot out of it. I also read on a website that Malibu rum pairs well with Watermelon jello. So why not try it with the fusion.

I took one 3 oz. box of melon fusion added
1 cup hot water
1 envelope knox gelatin

I microwaved it 1:30 minutes. I find that the water doesn't dissolve the jello well enough. Stir, stir, stir. Then I divided the mixture in half and poured into plastic trays. I get them as take out trays from Joe Vs. They are perfect for jello shots. Then I set them both in the freezer for 5 minutes to quick cool.

Then in one batch, I added 1 cup malibu rum.

In the other batch I added 1/2 cup margarita mix and 1/2 cup cuervo gold tequila

I put them in the fridge for 30 minutes.


Upon tasting, they both are good. However there is very little taste of melon. The coconut is pretty pronounced. I think I would amend this recipe by doubling the amount of melon fusion and decreasing the amount of liquid. However the knox may make the jello too firm and rubbery. I'll need to test.

If you make these or any variations, feel free to give me some feedback.


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