Black Cherry Ice Cream Dessert for Your Valentine
Happy Valentine’s Day, Jell-O fans!
Today was the perfect opportunity to break out my new heart mold. The recipe is called “Black Raspberry Ice Cream Dessert” but since I was unable to find Black Raspberry jello, I substituted Black Cherry. It involves jello, ice cream and red wine – a fine combination. It’s very tasty – tasty enough that I will share the recipe.
1 package (3 oz) Jell-O Black Cherry gelatin (I used sugar free)
1 cup boiling water
3/4 cup cold water
1/4 cup sherry wine (I substituted a $2 bordeuax that I picked up at the Wally’s Wine Tent Sale on Friday)
1 pint vanilla ice cream
Dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Add cold water and wine. Add ice cream, by spoonfuls, stirring until melted (I got lazy so you can see a couple ice cream clumps in mine). Chill until slightly thickened; then stir and spoon into dessert dishes. Chill – about 1 hour. Makes 3 1/2 cups or 7 servings.
I left it in the fridge overnight so it gelled solidly.
Dave was very on theme this Valentine’s Day, bringing me a giant orange gummy bear on a stick that definitely resembles jello. This behemoth contains 720 calories, and you can buy it at It’s Sugar in Univeral Citywalk (they also make the world’s largest gummy bear – 5 lbs!). He also brought me flowers that celebrate one of my other websites – Ape Culture. What a sweetie! We went out for a lovely brunch at The Warehouse in Marina Del Rey but, sadly, there was no jello on their extensive buffet. I had to settle for putting mint jelly on my lamb.
Hope your Valentine’s, Mardi Gras, Olympics, and Chinese New Year celebrations are going great!