Guest Feature: “Frozen” Jello Ice Blocks
We may be over here on the West Coast, but we’ve had some super chilly days (for us) this winter and my three-year-old loves to say that everything is “as cold as ice.” He heard me say it a couple times and now he thinks it’s the funniest thing!
“My knees are as cold as ice!”
“My belly button is as cold as ice!”
And he cracks himself up every time.
This “Frozen” themed treat, meant to look like ice blocks, was the perfect jiggly addition to his jokes.
When Jax wiggles it as he goes to eat it he just busts up laughing…barely getting the Jello in his mouth! HAHA!
- This time around, instead of spraying the dish with non-stick cooking spray, I used a sheet of parchment paper to line the bottom and poured the clear mixture on top of the parchment paper. The first time I made this recipe, I used the spray and the “clear” part of the ice block had cloudy spots all throughout and I had to cut around them. The parchment paper worked great, the jello is easy to separate and it made it super easy to clean up.
- Be careful when you are handling the jello when cutting it up. The clear top section of the “ice block” and the blue section tend to separate if you handle only the top of the “block”. Be sure to grab each “block” by the bottom and they shouldn’t separate.
Recipe Source: Disney FROZEN Jello “Ice” Cubes by Sprinkle Some Fun
- 2 Envelopes (1/4 oz. each) - Unflavored Gelatin
- 2 Tablespoons - Sugar
- 2 Cups - Carbonated Lemon-Lime Soda
- 1 1/4 Cups - Boiling Water
- 2 Packages (3 oz each) Colored Flavored Gelatin (ex Jello Berry Blue)
- 1/4 Cup - Cold Water
- Line your 8" square pan with parchment paper. Set aside
- Mix unflavored gelatin and sugar in a medium microwaveable bowl until combined
- Add soda and let it stand for 3 minutes or until the gelatin has softened. Now microwave on high for 1 minute intervals until sugar and gelatin have dissolved
- Pour into an 8-inch square dish and refrigerate for 25-30 minutes to set, but not firm
- Meanwhile, in a medium bowl add boiling water to flavored gelatin and mix until dissolved. (2 minutes)
- Stir in cold water. Cool for 15 minutes
- Pour the flavored gelatin gently over the clear gelatin layer. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm
- Cut into squares. (Refer to notes below on how-to) Enjoy!
Camping, exploring and getting dirty…three of Jax and Milisa’s favorites things! Making memories though is top priority. Knowing little ones grow up way too fast, Milisa tries to make as many memories as she can with Jax. And that usually means making memories in the great outdoors as a family…and with framily. Milisa is getting her teaching credential and currently in the student teaching phase, which is the last leg of her teaching credential. After having Jax, she realized how absorbent little minds were and wanted to make an impact. Milisa also has fun incorporating her love of adventuring with her love of creating - follow her on Instagram @adventurecreates. See what she’s up to over at her other IG handles - @milisalin and @lovewithflarephotography.