Thursday, December 20, 2012

Molded Sparkling Cider

Molded Sparkling Cider - ButterYum

Each year around this time I purchase a case of pomegranates.  We love eating the arils (seeds), generally eating them straight up, but every now and then I use them in a recipe like this festive molded sparkling cider.  They can be molded in just about anything.  I like to use a silicone mold for easy removal.

Molded Sparkling Cider
makes 8-10 servings
inspired by a recipe from Hello, Jell-O! by Victoria Belanger
Printable Recipe

3 tablespoons unflavored gelatin powder (or 3 packages or 12 sheets)
2 cups cold water
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups cold sparkling apple cider (or champagne)
1 1/2 cups cold lemon/lime soda (or ginger ale)
1/2 - 1 cup pomegranate arils (seeds)

In a medium saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; rest for 2 minutes.  Bring mixture to a boil and stir until gelatin is fully dissolved.  Remove from heat and add sugar; stir until completely dissolved.  Stir in cider and soda.  Pour mixture into a bowl and chill for 1-2 hours, until it thickens but doesn't set completely.  Stir in pomegranate arils and stir to evenly distribute.  Pour into molds or ramekins that have been prayed with nonstick cooking spray.  Chill until firm, at least 4 hours.  Unmold to serve.


  1. What a festive perfect!! Merry Christmas!!!

  2. So are so creative !
    Enjoy your Holidays Patricia..

  3. You make the most beautiful foods. This one is very seductive. Smiles. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

  4. This wonderful creation was most voted on Wednesday Extravaganza! This means you won a spot on my Wall of Fame :)
    Now I don't just introduce the dish but also the lady behind it. With this being said, I would like to ask you to send me a picture of you and a little text about you, so I can put you on the Wall of Fame by Wednesday :)
    My email is:


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