First off, let me apologize for disappearing with no notice. I'm okay, and finally back home and able to get back to cooking. We had house guests at the beginning of the month and while my house was full of guests my grandmother passed away. I was immediately on a plane headed to Utah to help my mom plan he funeral and ended up staying for a week. I am going to miss her, and her adventurous spirit, but I know she was ready to move on and to be out of pain, so even though she will be missed I all know she is where she wanted to be. After that experience, I wasn't ready to start up again, so I spent a few days at my dads on the Oregon coast.(If you don't follow me on Instagram, you should)
Now, I am back home in Washington, ready to get back to my obsession with food. I decided to start with a simple Jello mold, since summer is such a popular time to have Jello I figured you might enjoy a cool treat to share with your family.
1 package cherry Jello
1 pint boiling water
12 large marshmallows, finely cut
dash of salt
6 drops almond extract
Dissolve the Jello in boiling water, add the marshmallows and stir until completely dissolved. Stir in the salt and almond extract. Chill until slightly set, then beat with a rotary beater, or hand mixer, until the consistency of whipped cream. Scoop into molds and chill until firm.
Unmold and serve with whipped cream.
I have never dissolved marshmallows in Jello before, when I started whipping I was a bit skeptical about the what the results would be but it whipped up so nicely I ended up filling three different molds. My family found that the addition of the marshmallows made the already super sweet Jello even sweeter, the whipped cream really cuts through the sweetness so make sure you have plenty on hand when you are ready to serve.