Innovative Adult Summer Treats

Written by Ashley

White Sangria Jello, Anyone?

You. Yea, You! It’s time to get out of your “the employees know me by name!” Pinkberry funk.  Try these easy homemade summer treats out for a change.


Get wild with some fresh fruit & the ZOKU popsicle maker… which has a turnaround of about 7 minutes from liquid start to frozen finish. That’s less time than it would take for you to go to the store to get a push-pop!  Just keep in the freezer for at least 24 hrs before your first big freeze, and let your about to go moldy fruit basket, imagination & taste buds do their thang.  PERFECT to bring to a summer backyard BBQ to serve to guests, without the risk of melting disasters en route.

ZOKU Quick Pop Maker WIlliams & Sonoma $50

Or take a hint from the Jello Mold Mistress of Brooklyn, Victoria Belanger.  After hearing this forensic photographer by day, Jello maven by weekend guru on NPR, I was smitten with her desire to mix my kiddie fav Jell-o, and my adult fave, alcohol.  Try out her White Sangria mold to get erryone talking about your next party, for some adult fun, with a kiddie fun design.


White Sangria Jell-o Recipe

Via The Jello Mold Mistress of Brooklyn:

1/2 cup water
1 1/2 apple juice, boiling
2 envelopes of Knox unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 cups cold white wine
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup grapes, sliced in half
1 cup diced apples

In large bowl, sprinkle Knox over 1/2 cup water until gelatin absorbs water. Stir in boiling apple juice for at least 2 minutes until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in wine . Place in the fridge until gelatin thickens (to the consistency of raw eggs). Fold in strawberries, grapes, and apples. Spoon into mold and refrigerate until firm.

Make sure to check out her blog for TONS and TONS of other awesome recipes, designs, and innovative ways to play with your food.

About the author


a fun-loving, twenty-something living in Brooklyn. She spends most of her time absorbing all the life, tofu and whiskey that NYC has to offer. Her current obsessions? BDG High-waisted leggings, vintage boot shopping in Williamsburg, Katherine Kwei's sling bag and Melanie Marie's two-finger horn ring.

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