Thursday, October 20, 2011

Get Your Jelly On! Day 20 - Root Beer Float Jelly


Ten more days to the end of this challenge....

It's becoming routine nowadays that I suspect I'll miss my crazy jelly moments or more like roller coaster ride.


It starts out with a high, that eureka moment where I start thinking how about capturing a certain memory in jelly form. Like this root beer float, a drink from the past.

The memories for each jelly is often this one where I remember sipping from tall frosted glasses at the A&W drive in.


Then comes the actual engineering of the jelly, how to recreate it. After that comes the tinkering in the kitchen - the layering of the jelly where I'll curse myself and say I should have taken an easy way out.

Once it goes into the refrigerator, I kinda forget it until night falls.

Then the self doubt starts...what happens if it fails? I don't have a back-up plan. So I heat up the kettle, rummage through the refrigerator. 

It's a small elation on my part when I see it had set properly. Then comes the dangerous dip with the hot water, the shaking and of course, it comes out from the mould. Whew! It's okay and it wobbles beautifully.

Once the beauty shots are taken, then it is tasting time while I edit pictures and write it out.

Did it work this time? I reckon it did as I love the ice cream tip and the slight fizzy taste at the end. The Bundaberg root beer is rather faint in taste but it kinda feels almost like the real thing. All I need is some waffles with ice cream or a coney dog and I may think I'm back in the A&W drive in.

Root Beer Float (Makes two moulds)

vanilla ice cream layer
100g vanilla ice cream
2 1/2 teaspoons gelatine powder
50ml hot water

root beer layer
300ml root beer
50ml hot water
2 tablespoons gelatine powder

Sprinkle gelatine powder over 1 teaspoon of water. Leave to bloom. Add hot water to melt. Combine gelatine mixture with vanilla ice cream. Spoon 2 1/2 tablespoons of mixture into mould. Place remaining mixture in another bowl. Chill in the refrigerator to allow it to set. Sprinkle gelatine powder over 1 tablespoon water. Add hot water to melt. Mix with root beer. Slowly pour over set vanilla ice cream layer. Chill for at least 5 hours. Remove from mould by dipping in hot water.

Reminder: Support the cause by buying a Royal Selangor Nick Munro pewter mould as all proceeds go to breast cancer welfare association. Also, do remember to submit your suggestions to or leave a comment for the mould to win the Olympus camera VG-110. For more pictures, see the Flickr set for all the whole Royal Selangor Jellyriffic challenge. To view, all the jellies, see this link to the Royal Selangor website


qwazymonkey said...

I remember those happy times at the A&W drive-in and eating in my dad's old Nissan Sunny. Those were times.

I'm wondering if throwing some waffles into the jelly would make it a total A&W experience. LOL

Sara said...

I love the two-tone pretty! This sounds delicious. :)

cacamarba said...

agree wit sara.. :)

Anonymous said...

Looks gorgeous and I can imagine how good it would taste! Yum!

Nate @ House of Annie said...

Not sure I'll miss the daily posting schedule, but it's nice knowing that it is possible.

Ellen Whyte said...

root beer always tastes like mouthwash to me; sweet mouthwash. I'll stick to the ice cream!

ICook4Fun said...

Root beer float. That is a brilliant idea. I remember the good old A & W drive in at PJ. Used to go there with my little niece and she is 24 years old now :)

eiling lim said...

this one sounds like a good idea. I miss the root beer!

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