Animal-Free Raspberry Vodka Gelatin Jigglers

Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 15 mins

This recipe for vegetarian-friendly, alcoholic gelatin jigglers (think Jello Jigglers meets Jello shots) combines fruit flavored vodka, uses seaweed-derived gelatin called agar-agar (as opposed to nondescript gelatin, which is likely to be animal-derived), and reduces paper/plastic waste (no cups). The ratio of water to alcohol is 1:1, so these jigglers are quite alcoholic! For better taste/less alcohol, you might consider reducing the amount of alcohol to 1 1/2 cups and increasing the amount of boiling water to 2 1/2 cups. Of course, it's all a matter of personal taste and preference. The agar-agar powder can be found at your local South East Asian market.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Prepare gelatin molds: use shallow pans or containers (non-stick metal, glass, aluminum, or plastic) or ready-made gelatin molds, applying it with non-stick cooking spray (recommended) or covering it with saran wrap (one whole piece covering bottom and edges of pan) for easy removal.
  2. Boil water in saucepan.
  3. Add packet agar-agar powder. Dissolve completely. Reduce heat. Let mixture simmer for 1 minute, stirring.
  4. Remove from heat, then combine raspberry vodka.
  5. Immediately pour mixture into container(s). Refrigerate until set (about 2 hours).
  6. Finally, remove firm gelatin from refrigerator and container(s) and place onto clean, flat surface. Use cookie cutters to make jigglers or use knife to simply cut into cubes.