Recipes

Watermelon Jell-O Shots

by Jeanette Donnarumma 6:26 AM, June 2, 2017

Aired July 4, 2017

Serves 24
Ingredients

1 1/2 cups water, divided
12 limes, halved lengthwise
1 3-ounce packet cherry- or strawberry-flavored Jell-O
1/4 cup vodka
2 teaspoons chia seeds, for garnish

Preparation

Bring 1 cup water to a boil.
 
Hollow out the inside of each lime using a paring knife and a melon baller (reserve the lime pieces in a plastic food storage bag, freeze and use for a frozen margarita!
 
In a large measuring cup or a mixing bowl with a spout, combine boiling water, Jell-O, remaining 1/2 cup water and vodka. Whisk until well-combined, about 1 minute.
 
Place each hollowed out lime half cut-side up in a muffin tin. Fill each lime half to the top with Jell-o mixture and sprinkle 6-8 chia seeds in each one. Place the muffin tin in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
 
Remove from the refrigerator and flip them over onto a cutting board, Jell-O-side down. Using a very sharp knife, slice them in half lengthwise, to make a tiny Jell-o filled “watermelon.” Garnish with a few chia seeds and serve.


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