{Jello} Homemade Shaved Ice

*This recipe is featured on the Thirty Handmade Days blog!  Check it out and link up!

My mom is a book hoarder. She has books bulging out of every closet and spilling into the garage. So when she decided it was time to get rid of some, guess who went to help her? Yours truly. She had a TON of cookbooks also. She doesn’t cook anymore, (I’m her youngest) but she just loves to look at the pictures of the food in the cookbooks. So I took a few for myself, and one of them was a Jello Cookbook.

This is where this genius idea came from!  It’s SO easy and SO yummy, and there are so many different flavors to choose from.  These are the perfect summer treat for kids!  My kids just go and get the pan out of the freezer and dish some up when they are hot.  These would also be really yummy over vanilla ice cream, the REAL Hawaiian way!

These that we made are strawberry, pineapple and blueberry.  We were trying to make 4th of July shaved ice, but there are no jello’s that are white!  So we tried yellow instead and it just turned into primary colors ;)

 It only takes 3 ingredients and it’s easy enough for the older kids to make on their own.  If you trust your kids with boiling water, that is. 

Here’s how you make it!

Jello Shaved Ice:

  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups sprite or similar soda pop
  • 1 four serving size any flavor Jello

Into a square cake pan, whisk the Jello into the boiling water until dissolved.   Stir in the soda pop.   Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.  Use a cookie or ice cream scoop to shave the ice.  Serve immediately.

 Stir in the soda pop. 

 Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Use a cookie or ice cream scoop to shave the ice.  Serve immediately.

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    • says

      Jennifer… my husband reminded me of that AFTER I had already made this ;) its down the ethnic isle and it's called Haupia. Have you seen it made by Jello?

  1. says

    @JulieRogers I love it when people share my stuff! Thanks!<br /><br />@Starveit What a great idea! I am glad it worked in your machine! Thanks for sharing!<br /><br />

  2. says

    Also another tip: Use the clear Jello and add a can of condensed milk and it will come out white. It is also very tasty with Jello. It will taste like the Vietnamese deserts.


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