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Frugal Jello Tips
Finger Jello - Finger Jello is made from a
combination of unflavored knox gelatin and regular jello boxes. It
costs a little more to make, but it is great to take on picnics and trips
because you eat it like finger food, and it doesn't melt.
Flavors - Jello flavors mix well. If you have
two half full boxes, you can just mix them together.
Fruit - Always save the juice from fruit cans.
One of the ways you can use it is to add it to jello. You can also
puree over-ripe food and add it to jello.
Fruit Trees - If you have a lot of fruit to can, and
you want to do it quickly, can the fruit whole. When you take it out
of the cans, puree it, and add it to your jello.
Ingredients - Some of the most common ingredients to
add to jello to make it more special are cottage cheese, cream cheese
evaporated milk, whipping cream, fruit and nuts.
Jello Molds -
Here is a tip to remove jello from a mold. If it doesn't want to come
out smoothly, place a hot towel around the base of the pan for a few
minutes. Hopefully that will loosen it from the pan so that it will slip out
of the mold, and you won't waste any of it.
Jello Squares - For a festive dessert, make several
colors of jello, and when set, cut them into small squares. Use these
colorful squares to make festive recipes.
Layers - Jello can always be set in layers for a more
festive look. It takes more time, but it looks great and doesn't cost
any more money.
Presentation - Jello can be made to look festive by
putting it in a mold. To serve, remove from the mold and put on a
plate, surrounded by fresh fruit.
Timing - Sometimes the jello needs to set up a little
before you can add ingredients that may either float or fall to the bottom
of the jello when it is still all liquid.
Whipping Jello - Recipes that call for beating jello,
change the consistency and make it more festive. First you must set the
jello, and then you beat it. It should double in volume.
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