Dairy, Egg and Nut Free Outer Space Jello

Welcome to another long over due post. I was so proud of myself for my outer space creation and couldn’t wait to blog about it…and then the Great Georgia Snow came and shut the state down for over a week! So, I am now back at it and I hope you will enjoy this very simple recipe. This would be great for birthday parties or classroom parties for a space, ocean or sky theme!

My son was learning about space in his daycare class. All the kids in his class were going home from school telling mommy and daddy about outer space and the planets…and I guarantee each child in the 3 year old room (yes 3 years old, and all with a new-found Space obsession!) will be happy to tell you about “Poor Planet Pluto” -insert sad face here -and how Pluto is no longer a planet. Since they were enjoying their weekly theme so much, I wanted to send in a special treat for the class. To say it was a hit would be an understatement! It was very simple, but the marshmallow cream I came up with for the clouds, in place of whipped cream, was VERY hard to work with. Next time, I will experiment with coconut milk. I have read some people say that they have made a whipping cream from it before… (don’t worry, I will be sure to let you know when I try it out!) For now, please enjoy this fun little recipe!

 Dairy, Egg and Nut Free Outer Space Jello

2 packages of Berry Blue Jello
2 cups mini marshmallows
tab of Fleishmann’s Unsalted margarine

Prepare Jello as listed on package for quick set method. Chill the jello while you melt the margarine in a pot over medium heat. Stir in marshmallows. Once the marshmallow mixture is melted, bring out your jello mixture. (the mix should not be set. Just thick enough to spoon into cups.) Layer in the jello and use a greased spatula to place the marshmallow mixture into the cups. Use as many “clouds” as you like. Spoon jello over the top.

 A few tips for working with the marshmallows:
Turn stove top to low and keep the mixture stirred to prevent scorching.
The mixture is very sticky. If you must use fingers to remove mixture from spoon, be sure to grease your fingers.
I found it easier to place the “cloud” onto the side of the cup and stick it to the side of the cup, rather than just placing it in the jello.

For an adult party, serve these in wine or cocktail glasses for a nicer touch!

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