7 Grown Up Gelatin Desserts for the Holidays

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7 Grown Up Gelatin Desserts for the Holidays
Victoria Belanger

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.

Spiced Pears and Cream Cheese Gelatin
Victoria Belanger

Spiced Pears and Cream Cheese Gelatin

If you're looking for an attention grabbing addition to your Thanksgiving table, this spiced pears and cream cheese gelatin is sure to impress your friends and family. The best part is that you don't even have to wait until dessert to bring this dish out. Serve this creamy, spiced pear treat in place of cranberry sauce for a savory departure from traditional Thanksgiving side dishes.

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Coconut Blueberry Gelatin Stars
Victoria Belanger

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.

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Hanukkah Jelly Shots
Dave Johnson

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.

Recipe adapted from Better Recipes

Gourmet Candy Cane Gelatin
Victoria Belanger

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.

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Christmas Jelly Shots
Dave Johnson

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.

Recipe adapted from Better Recipes

Pomegranate Champagne Punch Gelatin
Victoria Belanger

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.

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Festive Raspberry Cherry Gelatin
Dave Johnson

Festive Raspberry Cherry Gelatin

This tart raspberry cherry gelatin is the kind of recipe that will be passed down from generation to generation. Made with raspberry gelatin mix, grape jelly, lemon juice and sherry, this dessert is a sure to be a hit at your next holiday party. Suspended bing cherries and raspberries make this dish look as good as it tastes.

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