Brain Gelatin

Total Time
10mins
Prep
5 mins
Cook
5 mins

For those lucky, lucky people with the brain-shaped molds for gelatin. Available on mcphee.com among other places. Time does not include refrigeration.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 2 (6 ounce) boxes gelatin, mix any flavor (peach or watermelon give the best color)
  • 1 34 cups boiling water
  • 34 cup cold water
  • 9 ounces fat-free evaporated milk (must be fat-free or it will curdle)
  • to make gray

  • 15 drops red food coloring
  • 15 drops green food coloring
  • 15 drops blue food coloring

Directions

  1. Before each use, wash the mold with warm soapy water and a soft cloth or sponge.
  2. Spray or smear the inside of the mold with a small amount of vegetable oil, then wipe out the excess.
  3. Put the gelatin mix in a large bowl and add the boiling water.
  4. Stir about two minutes until the mix is dissolved.
  5. Stir in the cold water.
  6. Stir in the evaporated milk and food coloring.
  7. Adjust coloring until it is the perfect pinkish-gray and stir.
  8. Pour the mixture in the brain mold, stopping about 1/4 inch from the top.
  9. Place the brain mold in a shallow bowl so it will sit level, and refrigerate overnight.
  10. To remove the brain, shake the mold gently until the gelatin loosens.
  11. Place a flat plate upside down over the open side of the mold, then flip the mold and the plate together.
  12. Lift the mold off, leaving the brain on the plate.