Suggestive Fizzy Pink Lemonade Jell-O


If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you may remember my interest in sixties food (see here). And you may know that I typically make Jell-O molds for Fly Me to the Moon release days.

Well, this week I was working ahead, trying to devise a Jell-O recipe as fizzy and femme as Vivy from Free Fall, so I made pink lemonade Jell-O with ginger ale and used a lobster mold because…well, why not?

Except no one on Twitter thought it looked like a lobster. At all. You can enjoy all the replies here.

So if you need a laugh, a close up of the phallic crustacean, along with the recipe, is after the break. I’ll have another less explicit Jell-O at the end of July.

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See, it’s totally a lobster…I swear it. Okay, yes, sure, I get the non-lobster point of view. This mold is–wow. /hides head in shame/

Here’s how I made it.


Vivy’s Fizzy Pink Lemonade Jell-O


  • 2 cups pink lemonade
  • 2 packets of gelatin
  • 1.5 cups ginger ale
  • handful of sliced strawberries or other fruit (optional)

Measure the lemonade into a saucepan and carefully sprinkle the gelatin over it. Allow the gelatin to bloom for 3 – 5 minutes. Whisking constantly, heat the saucepan until the lemonade is simmering (do not boil). Transfer the lemonade to a mixing bowl and whisk in the ginger ale. Place the liquid gelatin in the refrigerator until it’s cool and beginning to set, approximately one and a half hours. Ladle the gelatin into a 3.5 cup Jell-O mold, arranging the fruit as desired. Chill for another 4 to 6 hours until completely firm. Unmold and serve.

** Note: if you want an even more adult Jell-O (though this is pretty adult as is), you can substitute some of the liquid with vodka; champagne, prosecco or sparkling rose; or schnapps.

Author: Emma

Emma is a novelist, full-time mama, recovering academic, and former political staffer. When she’s not reading or writing, she loves her twins' hugs, her husband’s cooking, her cat’s whiskers, her dog’s tail, and Earl Grey tea.

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