Yup, It's a Jell-O Watermelon

Aug 02 2011
Yup, It's a Jell-O Watermelon
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OK, I'm just going to start by saying, this is one of the coolest things I have ever made. I know it's not that difficult, but it's just such a neat idea!
My mind is spinning.
How many other fruits can I add Jell-O to?
Oh the possibilities are endless.
Everyone beware ...
I may get nuts with this whole Jell-O in fruit thing. 

I made this on the Hallmark Channel here: Jessie Jane makes Jell-O watermelon

I also made this for Brooke Burke's ModernMom.com here: Jessie Jane makes Jell-O watermelon

And here with Queen Latifah: Jessie Jane makes Jell-O watermelon

I clearly get around. KIDDING! Sheesh, take a joke.



OK, take your watermelon and cut it in half (horizontally - not length-wise)



Scoop out one half of the melon right down to the rind and save your watermelon pieces in a bowl or eat it or feed it to your dog or your kid or a stranger.  I don't really care, you just need a hollow watermelon. You got me?

Now in a large bowl combine 4 large 6 oz boxes of red Jell-O with 5 cups of water. DO NOT use the amount of water they specify on the Jell-O box. This recipe is different and your Jell-O needs to be a little more firm.



Pour the Jell-O mix into the melon halve and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
 * I apologize for the picture. This was the first blog post I ever did a couple years ago and apparently I thought I was very Photoshop savvy. Geez.

TIP: Slide a soup bowl under the melon so it sits evenly in the fridge. (If you want it to look like little seeds are in the melon use the mini chocolate chips and wait about an hour until the Jell-O has began to set then press the mini chocolate chips into the Jell-O with a thin wood skewer.)



Do not cut the Jell-O with a serrated blade. Use a large regular knife to get a clean edge. And it's easier if you have another person hold the melon while you cut it.  



Yup, it's a Jell-O Watermelon 

Ingredients  (Recipe is for Half of one large watermelon)
1 Watermelon
4 large 6 oz boxes red jell-O
3 cups Hot water; 2 cups cold water (DO NOT follow the water instructions on the Jell-O box)
1/4 c. mini chocolate chips (These are for the seeds - you can leave them out if you wish)

Directions
1. Cut your watermelon in half and scoop out half the melon with a melon-baller. Make sure to get all the way down to the white rind. 

2. In a large bowl combine 4 large 6 oz boxes of red Jell-O with 5 cups of water. DO NOT use the amount of water they specify on the Jell-O box. This recipe is different and your Jell-O needs to be a little more firm.

3. Pour the Jell-O mix into the melon halve and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. TIP: Slide a soup bowl under the melon so it sits evenly in the fridge. (If you are using the mini chocolate chips wait about an hour until the Jell-O is a little firm then press the mini chocolate chips into the Jell-O with a thin wood skewer.)

4. When Jell-O is set, carefully cut into slices. Do not use a serrated knife. Enjoy. 

TIP: If you want to add Vodka to this recipe follow the ingredients below:

1 small (or mini) Watermelon
1 Cup of Vodka
1 Cup of Boiling Water
3 oz Cherry Jell-O or Strawberry Jell-O
1 Envelope of Knox® Unflavored Gelatin
Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Tina said:
18 June, 2013 - 15:34
Aaaahw, thats great! I like to prepare it but here in Germany I have never seen JELL-O mix before... ;( I love your pictures and your blog! Tina xx Kleine-Baeckerin.de
JessieJane said:
18 June, 2013 - 22:21
Oh no! That's no fun! Thank you SO much for stopping by! Xx
Nisha said:
18 June, 2013 - 13:59
Just say a person would like to make this with vodka, how would you change the recipe? I've done the lemon ones and LOVED them, why not with a watermelon!? Thanks and love your blog. Nish
JessieJane said:
18 June, 2013 - 22:22
Thank you! Yes, you can totally use Vodka. Follow this recipe for the Vodka version: 1 Small (or mini) Watermelon 1 Cup of Vodka 1 Cup of Boiling Water 3 oz Cherry Jell-O or Strawberry Jell-O or Watermelon Jell-O if you can find it 1 Envelope of Knox Unflavored Gelatin
julia said:
9 January, 2013 - 13:43
Ahhh creativity at its best! I cant wait to make a jelly melon. Well done xx this really made me smile.
JessieJane said:
17 June, 2013 - 14:07
Aw thank you!