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Individual Jello Aquariums

August 19, 2012

I’ve been a little MIA lately. This is a half post. I just baked up a storm today, so give me some grace period to compile my thoughts and assess the challenges. For now, I share with you jello aquariums!

My job has a theme potluck every month and August was fish. I love fish. I also love being creative. But I couldn’t think of anything that is fishy and office appropriate except tuna salad. I decided to make these: Blue jello with Swedish fish.

Jello is one part hot water until melted, followed by one part cold water. But wait! If you use seltzer instead of regular cold water, you can get some of the bubbles to make it look more authentic (thanks Martha Stewart!). Cool huh?!

One warning though, for some reason the flavoring of the fish seeps into the jello and then the gummies taste plain and odd. I have no clue how to fix this. Just know you are warned next time you have a fish party you need to attend. My science geek co-workers tried to discuss the chemistry of why it happened, but we came up with nothing.

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