Whenever I make desserts, Truett always asks me to make him something special and I really never do. I thought I’d make him his own St. Patrick’s Day special treat; a Pot of Gold. Now I realize this looks like a lot of work but it wasn’t bad at all. And in the end, it made me feel a wee bit good to see Truett get so excited over it.
Recipe: St. Patrick’s Pot of Gold for Kids
- 3-ounce box of lemon-flavor gelatin
- 6 limes
- Whipped cream (I used the Reddi-Wip can)
- Line an 8-inch square baking dish with plastic wrap, leaving several inches of overhang on each side (this will make removing the gelatin easier).
- Combine a 3-ounce box of lemon-flavor gelatin and 1 cup of boiling water in a medium bowl, stirring until the gelatin is dissolved. Stir in 1 cup of cold water, then pour the mixture into the baking dish. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and chill the gelatin for 4 hours or until firm, then slice the gelatin into 1/2-inch cubes.
- Cut off the top quarter of each of 6 limes, then, without cutting into the fruit, slice a thin layer of peel from the bottom of each one to help them stand upright. With a small knife, cut around the inside of each lime’s rind to loosen the pulp, then spoon it out to make a shell. I wasn’t able to get all the pulp out by any means but I got as much as I could and then rinsed out with cool water.
- Place a pinch of sugar and squirt in the whipped cream into the bottom of each shell, then fill each lime pot with gelatin gold. Makes 6.
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