Thursday, February 16, 2012

Recipe: Milky Jell-O Jigglers

Are we enjoying Jell-O week yet?  

Today we are making Jell-O Jigglers again but with a bit of a twist.   Recently, I posted a tutorial on how to make Jello Jigglers using an ice cube tray from Ikea.  The kids are still asking for some more.  Joshie is my "little chef" but lately Baby Bunny has been pushing his way into the kitchen and demanding to stir the Jello.  He can't say Jello yet but we know when he says something that sounds like "doh doh", it means Jello.  He also yells "see see" whenever Joshie is up on the stool and then yells something that sounds like "stir stir".

We made the hearts but we also made their favourite Sesame Street characters.  It's a little hard to see the detail in Grover's face because the Jell-O is still quite transparent.  

So to solve this problem, we are going to change the recipe slightly. It will still be extremely easy but you will need one secret ingredient switch up:  MILK!  There's a ton of recipes out there which use dry jello pudding, but I think this is better because you don't have to go out and buy anything extra.

Here's what you need:
1 pkg Jello
1 flexible ice cube tray
1/2 cup hot milk
1/4 cup cold water
Pam cooking spray

Gather your ingredients!  

Boil your milk in a microwaveable mug. Be careful - it's hot! Add the Jell-O and stir. It's going to look crazy lumpy and you're going to wonder why you deviated from the original recipe. Pour your lumpy mixture into a blender or even better, use an immersion blender.   Now add your cold milk and blend again.

Don't forget to use your cooking spray to keep the Jell-O from sticking to the ice cube tray.  This is very very important!  Make sure you blot any excess.  Quickly pour the mixture into your ice cube tray.  Chill for about 2 hours.

Here it is!  Once again, Mom saves the day!

Don't be shy about using other colours!

Have fun!


  1. PERFECT! My son would love this! He's a huge fan of Elmo. Where did you find the molds? in the world do you get the Pinterest button at the bottom of your posts? I only know how to include in within the post and that's just plain annoying to do...:-)

    1. Hi Suzy, these are actually ice cube trays from the dollar store! As for the Pinterest button - took me forever to find it but I'm sure it's somewhere in my bookmarks!

  2. Hi Jenny! I loved your idea!
    I'm planning a Sesame Street party for my girl and loved the idea of making these Jell-O Jigglers. I looked at some dollar store but couldn't find these ice cube trays. Since I'm from Toronto too, could you tell me what store did you buy?
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Janayna, I bought the mold 2 years ago at a Dollarama in Pickering. I have never seen it in Toronto. I'll check my local Dollerama to see if they still sell it.

    2. Thank you Jenny.
      I'll try one of the large Dollarama stores, maybe they still have.

  3. Thank You so much! I used this in a school project where I modelled a Paramecium cell and it worked great!