On Friday I made layered finger jello, using this recipe. (Don't worry, there are no fingers in it -- it's called that because you add extra gelatin to make it firmer so you can pick it up and eat it, vs. using a spoon!)
I know some people find jello gross, but jello is definitely a Hawaii thing -- you can usually find a seven-layer jello on the dessert table at most potlucks. Asian cultures also use kanten/agar agar, so perhaps that's where the interest in bouncy, gelatinous desserts originates. :) If you're vegetarian, or a bit squeamish about gelatin's animal origins, kanten is a good option because it comes from seaweed. I haven't made kanten before, but here are some neat recipes I found that I'd like to try out (coffee flavor and amazingly elegant raspberry cubes).
But let's get back to my finger-less jello -- I didn't have 3 boxes of the same flavor, so I ended up using two boxes of lime and one box of lemon, which worked out fine. The recipe also calls for whipping cream, but I used half and half. You could also substitute in ice cream (see this recipe).
The jello starts off looking like green slime:
However, after a few hours in the fridge, it looks like this:
It's getting hot here, so this is a refreshing treat that's easy to make. :)
What's your favorite sweet to make/eat in the summertime? Or, what have you pinned lately that you've actually done or tried out?