Recipe by UnknownChef86
Very classy-looking, fairly inexpensive homemade gifts. Time does not include cooling/setting time in fridge.
Top Review by dndwhite
I made TONS of these 8 years ago, but have misplaced my recipe. In the recipe I used, you also add a small amount of vodka. The vodka serves 2 purposes...it intensifies the aroma of the potpourri AND keeps the gel jars from growing mold.
- 2 cups liquid potpourri
- 4 (1/4 ounce) packagesknox gelatin
- paste food coloring (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- Heat 1 cup of the liquid potpourri almost to a boil (Note: the concentrated type retains its smell more effectively).
- Stir in 1 package of the gelatin at a time, completely mixing after each addition.
- When all packets have been stirred in, add the 2nd cup of liquid potpourri.
- Pour into decorative containers, cover, and put in the fridge until set.
- WARNING: Your fridge will smell like the potpourri, so make sure there are no foods in the fridge that will be adversely affected.
- These can be put in small baby food jars that you decorate, or you can put it in new, small 1/2 pint decorative jelly jars.
- Put a piece of eyelet lace (or comparable breathable fabric) on the top and screw down the ring; if giving as a gift, I would put the canning lid on, then the lace and ring.
- These can be decorated as you like, and complementary paste food coloring added to intensify the color; for example: blue for blueberry muffin, red for cinnamon spice.