fun with mason jars, part 1 of ?
i bought a case of these jars. i’m going to challenge myself to see how many things i can make/put in them this summer. i hereby dub this summer “the summer of the canning jars.”
today’s offering: jello sky.
the jello was an idea i saw on pinterest. it’s incredibly easy and doesn’t take much time at all.
i used homemade whipped cream for mine. 1/2 pint of whipping cream in the mixer, and when it started to thicken, i added 1/8c white sugar and beat it until it was very stiff. when it was ready, i put it in the fridge while i prepped the jello.
1 c boiling water over 1 box of blue jello. mix til dissolved. add 1c (ish) icecubes and stir stir stir. after about 5 minutes, it will start to thicken. i didn’t think it was quite thick enough at that point, so i put the bowl in the fridge for about 20 minutes. when it is firm enough to still be a little liquidy but tight enough to hold a little shape, it’s ready.
pour a layer of jello in bottom of glass jar. add a blop of whipped cream and push it against the glass. if it doesn’t go where you want, just wipe it off the glass and try some more. blop, blop, blop, then add more jello. then more clouds. really, it’s almost TOO easy.
it’s really neat to see the depth of the cream in the jello, like puffy clouds!
each jar might be a little bit too much for one serving, they might be cute in even smaller jars, but there’s plenty to share!