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Vegan Jello Shots

What you need: 

1 cup sweet fruit juice
1/2 teaspoon agar powder
1/2 tablespoon corn starch
1 to 2 tablespoons cold water
1 cup coconut rum or vodka

What you do: 

1. Pour the juice into a microwave-safe container or a small pot. Mix in the agar powder and let sit for about 5 minutes. Bring the juice to a boil in the microwave or on the stove and boil or simmer for about 1 minute.
2. Dissolve corn starch in the cold water. Stir in dissolved cornstarch and rum or vodka.
3. Pour mixture into about 15 to 18 shot glasses or small cups. Refrigerate at least a few hours to let the jello set. Keep refrigerated until use.
Notes:-The consistency is similar to gelatin-based Jello, but a little softer, which in my opinion slides down your throat easier.-You can easily change the ratio of juice to alcohol to make the shots more or less strong. (I do not recommend making them any stronger though-yuck!)-When taking the shots, keep in mind they are alcohol shots, not yummy desserts, so drink them fast.-Please be a responsible drinker!!!

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Servings: 
15-18
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

Savior!!! That's what you are!  ;D

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Did they come out of the ice tray easily or did you have to oil the ice tray?

oh, and btw- I used twice as much agar and cornstarch as the recipe called for- 1/2 tsp just didn't seem to make it firm enough. and here's a non x-rated pic of the extra I just put in an ice cube tray

http://dingo.care2.com/pictures/c2c/galleries/cache/derivative/6/2/6284733.jpg

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if i recall, there's agar flakes and agar powder- you may have been using the flakes?

yes- you're right! i didn't even notice it said powder..but i was using the flakes. i will have to get ahold of the powder- maybe that will help the lumpy problem.

This might help: 1 tsp Agar powder = 1 tbsp Agar flakes
Also you may need to use more if you are using anything acidic (strawberries, citrus), and some things won't gel with it at all (pineapple, kiwi, etc).
Also you want to simmer it until it's completely dissolved.

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if i recall, there's agar flakes and agar powder- you may have been using the flakes?

yes- you're right! i didn't even notice it said powder..but i was using the flakes. i will have to get ahold of the powder- maybe that will help the lumpy problem.

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oh, and btw- I used twice as much agar and cornstarch as the recipe called for- 1/2 tsp just didn't seem to make it firm enough. and here's a non x-rated pic of the extra I just put in an ice cube tray

http://dingo.care2.com/pictures/c2c/galleries/cache/derivative/6/2/6284733.jpg

if i recall, there's agar flakes and agar powder- you may have been using the flakes?

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I experimented with fruit pectin last halloween to make vello shots.  I used oj, orange vodka, and enough water to dissolve the pectin with the calcium powder it came with to stiffen it up.  I put candy corn pumpkins on top to make them festive.  They packed a wallop--I woke up with an icepack and holes in my memory... :D  Anyhoo...is agar the same thing as pectin packaged differently?

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oh, and btw- I used twice as much agar and cornstarch as the recipe called for- 1/2 tsp just didn't seem to make it firm enough. and here's a non x-rated pic of the extra I just put in an ice cube tray

http://dingo.care2.com/pictures/c2c/galleries/cache/derivative/6/2/6284733.jpg

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:D made these in three flavors for a bachelorette party:
purple=blackcurrant (using flavored syrup),
red= lingonberry lime (again using flavored syrup, and lime juice),
and orange (orange juice & orange flavor, as in similar to vanilla flavoring but orange).

They came out tasty, but lumpy. I have this problem with most things I make with agar agar- is it because I don't simmer it long enough? I simmered the agar in water for about 5 minutes, but there were still some flecks in it. (then I poured it into three bowls filled with the flavored vodka, which I then poured into lightly oiled naughty-shaped molds  ;D)

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