Yup, you can make jello out of beer. Really. No, seriously.
Our good friends at KAXE (91.7fm) recently announced a creative jello contest, and while there were some conflicting rules about what jello should or should not contain, there was no mention of beer. I thought, what the heck…
So, I grabbed a bottle of home brewed IPA, poured it into a KAXE pint glass, and stirred in some unflavored gelatin. It did not mix very well, but heating it up a bit in the microwave oven did the trick. When it chilled down, the beer firmed right up into a real, honest to goodness jello.
I call it ipajello. I have not tasted it yet. IBU ~ 60
Lest you think I am crazy, I have a photo of the lime jello that I made for my friend Dan who works at KAXE. He tried to force a contest rule banning any “floaties” in the jellos. I call this one “Grandma’s Revenge” in honor of my Scandinavian heritage.