I believe it’s a fair statement when I say that each and every one of you had a taste of a jiggly, colorful dessert called Jell-O, or simply Jello. This sweet delight has been in our households for over a century now. Whether it’s made with powder or from scratch, it will surely bring joy to people’s faces. Especially on the faces of the youngest family members. It can be prepared without too much hassle and without exotic ingredients. We will go through the whole preparation process, but the focus of this article will be on the jello mold. Believe it or not, a lot of people are struggling with it and they don’t know how to use molds properly. So read on and find out how to use Tupperware jello mold.
What is Jello Mold?
Before we start, it’s crucial that you know what is jello mold actually. In the end, this whole article is about it. Now get this, there is no such thing as jello mold! Are you confused? Don’t be. Literally, any Tupperware mold for cakes and biscuits can be used. Jello mold is the final product that we’ll get after we are done with the preparation. Now that we cleared that, we are ready to make jello from the scratch and to learn how to use Tupperware jello mold along the way.
For reference, you can see an example of a mold that can be used to make jello.
Making Jello From Scratch
You can always use original Jell-O powder if you don’t have much time on your hands. But, in case you want to play with gelatine as our grandmothers did, I have a nice recipe for you. It’s quick to prepare and you won’t taste a difference between yours and the original powder.
- 1½ cups ( 300 or 350 milliliters, depending on the cup ) of fruit juice – anything goes, but usually sweeter juices like blueberry or peach work best
- ¼ cup ( 50-60 milliliters ) of cool water
- ¼ cup ( 50-60 milliliters ) of hot water
- 1 tablespoon of gelatin – you can add more, but don’t overextend because you will lose that jiggly effect
- 1 or 2 cups of fresh fruit – pair it with the juice if possible or play around with it, you can make some really exciting combinations
- Additional sweetener such as sugar, honey, stevia, jam, etc. – again, you can play around with this to find the perfect combo that fits your taste
5 Easy Steps to Make Jello
Pour cold water into a medium-sized bowl. Add the right amount of gelatine into the water. Stir it with an eggbeater until gelatine becomes thick.
Now add hot water. It should be hot to the point of boiling, but not boiling yet. This will make gelatine soft again, but that is what is supposed to happen. There’s nothing to worry about.
It’s time to pour fruit juice into the bowl. Pour it in and stir. Get a taste of the liquid inside your bowl, if it’s not sweet enough for you, use honey, sugar, stevia, or whatever you prefer to intensify the sweetness. Remember that in this step you can play with the ingredients to get a flavor that fits your taste.
We came to the part where we will actually use the Tupperware jello mold. Pour the content of the bowl into the mold. Add pieces of fruit. I want to point out that you can use either fresh fruit or canned one. If you decide to opt for a better option, which is fresh fruit, make sure that it is sliced evenly. That will make your final jello product more eye appealing.
Cover your Tupperware jello mold with the kitchen foil and put it in the refrigerator. Leave it there for at least 3 hours. If you can’t tell when the jello is ready just by looking at it, press it with your finger. If jello doesn’t stick to your finger it’s good to go.
That is it! Your dessert is ready to serve. But we are coming to the part that a lot of people find tricky. But fear not, I’ll explain how to get jello out of Tupperware mold. It’s very easy!
How to Get Jello Out of Tupperware Mold
There are two ways to do this. It all depends on how you want to serve your jello. You can either use a scoop to get fun little jello bowls or you can use a certain trick if you want to get the jello out of the mold in one piece.
Here’s a trick on how to get jello out of Tupperware mold in one piece.
All you have to do is to soak the mold in warm water for approximately 15 seconds. Of course, make sure that water doesn’t touch the jello. After 15 seconds, just flip the mold on a serving plate. If by any chance jello still sticks to the Tupperware, soak it again for 15 seconds and try again. That’s all there is to it. Jello will come out of the mold in one piece, giving it the unique shape of the mold that you used.
Once the jello is served and everyone in your household tasted an old-school piece of dessert, all that has left to do is to clean the mold. How to clean Tupperware that is sticky is a whole other topic, but it’s important that you learned how to make your very own delicious jello using Tupperware mold. Enjoy!