Paleo Cherry-Watermelon-Kombucha “Jell-O” Shots (Adult and Kid Friendly)

While on Facebook this week, I came across the instructions for making “XXL Watermelon Jell-O Shots” and I would be lying if I didn’t click right on that link (here it is for those of you who are curious). It seemed like a lot of fun, but we weren’t exactly interested in the sugar-laden Jell-O packets. We’d had success previously with gelatin for a Halloween treat, so I decided we should give it a shot.

This was a ridiculously popular treat at the 4th of July paleo potluck we attended. We had fun with the hosts, Paleo Parents, and fellow bloggers The Domestic Man, Predominantly Paleo, and Merit + Fork, among others. We also made our Gurkensalat and used the flesh from the watermelon to make our Watermelon-Mint Salad. You’re going to love making these paleo “Jell-O” shots. They’re probiotic, powerful, and tasty.

Ingredients
1 20-lb watermelon

kid-friendly (makes one half)
6 Tbsp Great Lakes gelatin
2 C boiling water (or juice)
4 C kombucha
3 C organic cherry juice

adult-friendly (makes one half)
6 Tbsp Great Lakes gelatin
2 C boiling water (or juice)
4 C kombucha
2 C vodka (we’re Tito’s fans)
1 C organic cherry juice

(Note: substituting juice for the boiling water will increase the flavor/juice, but is not necessary—we made with water and it was still delicious.)

Method

Paleo Cherry-Watermelon-Kombucha "Jell-O" Shots (Adult and Kid Friendly) Recipe [paleo, primal, gluten-free]

Halve watermelon and core. We used our leftover watermelon pieces to make Watermelon-Mint Salad.

Paleo Cherry-Watermelon-Kombucha "Jell-O" Shots (Adult and Kid Friendly) Recipe [paleo, primal, gluten-free]

Boil water for each half and mix in gelatin to boiling water. Whisk until fully incorporated. It may get frothy; if so, give it time to settle and dissipate. (A little froth is OK, but too much will take away from the ability of the jello to get firm and will not look very nice.)

Paleo Cherry-Watermelon-Kombucha "Jell-O" Shots (Adult and Kid Friendly) Recipe [paleo, primal, gluten-free]

Pour water, kombucha, juice (and vodka, if making the adult version) into watermelon rind. Use paper towels on the sides of the rind to keep it steady.

Paleo Cherry-Watermelon-Kombucha "Jell-O" Shots (Adult and Kid Friendly) Recipe [paleo, primal, gluten-free]

Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

Paleo Cherry-Watermelon-Kombucha "Jell-O" Shots (Adult and Kid Friendly) Recipe [paleo, primal, gluten-free]

When serving, use a sharp knife, and create 1″-2″ slices, and then cut into watermelon-shaped pieces. The larger your watermelon (and thicker the core) the more important it will be to have a sharp knife. If the pieces fall of, just enjoy them without the rind!

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  • Servings: 12-20
  • Time: 20 minutes prep, 4+ hours set, 10 minute carve
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients
1 20-lb watermelon

kid-friendly (makes one half)
6 Tbsp Great Lakes gelatin
2 C boiling water (or juice)
4 C kombucha
3 C organic cherry juice

adult-friendly (makes one half)
6 Tbsp Great Lakes gelatin
2 C boiling water (or juice)
4 C kombucha
2 C vodka (we’re Tito’s fans)
1 C organic cherry juice

(Note: substituting juice for the boiling water will increase the flavor/juice, but is not necessary—we made with water and it was still delicious.)

Method

1. Halve watermelon and core. We used our leftover watermelon pieces to make Watermelon-Mint Salad.

2. Boil water for each half and mix in gelatin to boiling water. Whisk until fully incorporated. It may get frothy; if so, give it time to settle and dissipate. (A little froth is OK, but too much will take away from the ability of the jello to get firm and will not look very nice.)

3. Pour water, kombucha, juice (and vodka, if making the adult version) into watermelon rind. Use paper towels on the sides of the rind to keep it steady.

4. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

5. When serving, use a sharp knife, and create 1″-2″ slices, and then cut into watermelon-shaped pieces. The larger your watermelon (and thicker the core) the more important it will be to have a sharp knife. If the pieces fall of, just enjoy them without the rind!

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