Every year for the past fifty, I have colored Easter eggs. This year I decided to do something a little different. Jello eggs.

First of all you need an egg mold, which I ordered from Jello. Mine looks a little messy, as I just unmolded the red jello eggs.Photo on 3-30-13 at 2.26 PM Then you whip up a batch of jello. I boiled two cups of water and then stirred in one large raspberry sugar free jello package and one small strawberry sugar free jello package. I added three ice cubes and then poured the liquid into the little holes on top of the mold.

In just a few hours the eggs were just right. Very cute and tasty too.Photo on 3-30-13 at 2.24 PMNext year I may make a few batches in various colors, but for now these will do just fine. They would look cute in an ‘ice’ basket on the table.

To make an ‘ice’ basket, get two bowls that are a set, one a little smaller. Spray the inside of the large bowl and the outside of the smaller bowl with non stick spray. If you want your bowl to be colored instead of clear, simply put a few drops of food coloring in the water.

Fill large plastic bowl half with water, set smaller plastic bowl inside and weigh down with something heavy, like a couple of potatoes or cans of soup. The water will rise up on the sides to the top. If it is not deep enough, add more water. Freeze overnight.

Separate the bowls and you will have an ice bowl. (Pour a little hot water over the outside of the large bowl or inside the smaller bowl to help loosen) If you want to get fancy, you could add a bow and handle using ribbon with wire. Fill with the pretty jello eggs.

And if this sounds like entirely too much trouble, just set them on a pretty plate.