Finally Friday ~ Watermelon Jello ~ Yumm-EE

 June 7, 2013
Posted by jenn

See, we told you on Monday that Friday would be here before you knew it! Well, we didn’t really, but it’s here isn’t it! =)

This little ditty is a great idea for people like me, who LOVE dessert, but don’t particularly love the calories.  Soooo, bring on the jello.  Thanks to Sunset, this dessert was a hit at a dinner club event I went to last week.

Watermelon Jello
Serves 6/15 minutes + 2 hours to chill
3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
3/4 cups sugar
4 cups watermelon juice (from 8 lbs watermelon, pureed and strained)
Watermelon balls
Sweetened whipped cream
1/4 cup thinly sliced mint leaves

1. Sprinkle gelatin over 1 cup cold water in a small glass bowl and let stand 1 minute.  Microwave on high until hot and gelatin is melted, about 1 minute.  Add sugar, whisking until dissolved.  Whisk mixture into watermelon juice.  Divide mixture among 6 glass dishes.  Shill until set, about 2 hours.
2. Top each servin with a few melon balls, a dollop of whipped cream, and a sprinkle of mint.