A festive, sparkling orange gelatin mold with mandarin oranges and sliced strawberries.
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 (6-ounce) package orange gelatin
2 cups seltzer or club soda, cold
1 (11-ounce) can Mandarin orange segments, drained
1 cup sliced strawberries
Lettuce leaves for garnish (optional)
Edible flowers for garnish (optional)
- In a large bowl, pour boiling water into gelatin and stir for at least 2 minutes until completely dissolved. Stir in cold seltzer. Refrigerate 1 1/2 hours or until thickened. Stir in oranges and strawberries. Pour into 6-cup mold.
- Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Unmold on lettuce-lined platter.
- Garnish with edible fresh flowers. Store any leftover gelatin mold in refrigerator.
Makes 12 servings.
Tip: Unmolding: Dip mold in warm water for about 15 seconds. Gently pull gelatin from around edges with moist fingers. Place moistened serving plate on top of mold. Invert mold and plate; holding mold and plate together, shake slightly to loosen. Gently remove mold and center gelatin on plate.