These refreshing mini melons, made with limes and strawberry-flavored gelatin, are fun and just the right size for the kids. To make a more spirited treat for the adults, swap out the cold water with vodka. This recipe comes from Victoria Belanger’s book Hello, Jell-O!.
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 (3-oz) package strawberry-flavored gelatin
- 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
- ½ cup cold water
- 5 limes, halved, pulp scooped out and discarded, and rind halves reserved
- 1 tsp black sesame seeds
In a bowl, add the boiling water to the gelatin and stir until the gelatin is fully dissolved. Transfer the gelatin to a blender. Add the strawberries and cold water and blend until liquefied. Refrigerate until thickened (approximately 1½ hours).
Skim off any foam that has risen to the top of the gelatin mixture and stir to evenly distribute the strawberry puree. Spoon into the lime rind halves. Refrigerate until firm (approximately 3 hours).
Carefully halve the gelatin-filled lime rinds again. Sprinkle with the seeds and serve.
May also use frozen and thawed strawberries in place of fresh.
Makes 20 slices.
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Reprinted with permission from Hello, Jell-O!: 50+ Inventive Recipes for Gelatin Treats and Jiggly Sweets. Copyright © 2012 by Victoria Belanger. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, Berkeley, CA.