7 Grown Up Gelatin Desserts for the Holidays

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Overview

Gelatin molds are making a comeback, and these aren't the molds of yesteryear. Modern flavors and new techniques make these molds worthy of a spot on any holiday table. Check out how far the gelatin mold has come with these fresh takes on this traditional dish.

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Coconut Blueberry Gelatin Stars

In lieu of traditional Hanukkah treats, try making these flavorful gelatin stars in celebration of the eight-day holiday. Made with coconut milk, blueberry juice and kosher gelatin, these cut-out stars are not only festively colored, but they're also surefire crowd pleasers.

Related: Get the recipe here

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Hanukkah Jelly Shots

Blue and white-striped jelly shots are a festive addition to a Hanukkah party. Use 3 ounces blue raspberry gelatin, 2/3 cup boiling water and 1/3 cup blue curaçao liqueur to make the first stripe, filling each shot glass with a spoonful of liquid. Refrigerate for two hours to set. For the white stripe, combine two packages unflavored gelatin, 1 can sweet condensed milk, 3/4 cup triple sec, 1 cup boiling water and 1/2 cup cold water. Let the mixture cool, then spoon on top of the blue stripe. Refrigerate for another two hours, then repeat the first step to create a second blue stripe.

Related: Recipe adapted from Better Recipes

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Gourmet Candy Cane Gelatin

Move over yule log, this gourmet gelatin mold is worthy of a spot on any holiday dessert table. Made with layers of fresh strawberry puree and creamy mint, this dessert is a modern take on the classic candy cane that pleases the tastebuds of both kids and adults.

Related: Get the recipe here

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Christmas Jelly Shots

Christmas jelly shots will be the hit of the holiday party. Use 3 ounces strawberry gelatin, 2/3 cup boiling water and 1/3 cup berry vodka to make the red stripe, filling each shot glass with a spoonful of liquid. Refrigerate for two hours to set. For the white stripe, combine two packages unflavored gelatin, 1 can sweet condensed milk, 3/4 cup triple sec, 1 cup boiling water and 1/2 cup cold water. Let the mixture cool, then spoon on top of the red stripe. Refrigerate for two hours, then make the green stripe, using 3 ounces lime gelatin, 2/3 cup boiling water and 1/3 cup sour apple liqueur.

Related: Recipe adapted from Better Recipes

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Pomegranate Champagne Punch Gelatin

Ring in the New Year with a twist on the classic celebratory beverage. This beautiful gelatin mold is an impressive way to serve up some bubbly at your New Year's Eve party. This punch-inspired gelatin is made with pomegranate juice and suspended mandarin orange slices with a champagne and orange liqueur kick.

Related: Get the recipe here