How do you make Jell-O opaque?

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How do you make Jell-O opaque?

Postby kimquigley » Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:58 pm

I bought a $2 brain mold at Wal-Mart and regular Jell-O. I boiled one cup of water then added one cup of cold milk instead of cold water because I read somewhere that milk would make the jell-o opaque. Unfortunately, the Jell-O separated so that it was half clear and half opaque. Does anyone know how to make opaque Jell-O? Thanks!
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Postby Stranger with candy » Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:52 pm

last year I just used pink jello and it turned out cute. This year I picked up a Pina Colada jello, it's a creamish white, very opaque. I plan to mix it with pink. Maybe try that?
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Postby kallie0509 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:15 am

just last night, alton brown was making an opaque brain jello-mold on good eats. he was actually making it some kind of italian cream jello, but i can tell that he used jello packets and milk instead of water.
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Re: How do you make Jell-O opaque?

Postby ghostess » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:52 am

I know this is late, but it still may help someone else with that problem. Using evaporated milk or skim milk is best for these recipes. Whole milk, 2% and 1% milk have a tendency to separate and you get less than favorable results. Also, you still need that cup of cold water to cool the Jell-o mix down some so that when you add the milk it doesn't curdle. The best recipe I've used so far is the one from goblinville.

http://www.goblinville.com/pages/recipes/brain-mold.htm

I use strawberry and orange Jell-o for mine, I've found nobody likes the taste of watermelon or peach Jell-o. Adding green food coloring one drop at a time can change the color to a nice greyish-pink.

This is the one I made from 2002:
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Re: How do you make Jell-O opaque?

Postby witchy » Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:25 pm

Hi ghostess
Thanks for the directions I know I will use it this year it looks aweful just the way it should. Thanks again, Witchy
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Re: How do you make Jell-O opaque?

Postby Hallow's Queen » Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:50 pm

ohhh very nice turn out... i may have to add that to my menu this year, yum!
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Re: How do you make Jell-O opaque?

Postby OctoberChill » Wed Jul 30, 2008 1:05 pm

Beautiful mold! I'm adding it to the list of things to make this year. I literally have a list. I write down all the good ideas you guys give.
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Re: How do you make Jell-O opaque?

Postby Andybev01 » Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:31 pm

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Re: How do you make Jell-O opaque?

Postby waleeed1 » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:46 pm

Also, you still need that cup of cold water to cool the Jell-o mix down some so that when you add the milk it doesn't curdle. The best recipe I've used so far is the one from goblinville.
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