This Halloween Jello Brain Recipe for a brain mold makes a creepy gelatin brain that you can take to a Halloween party, or anywhere a jello brain would be appropriate. The Zombie Apocalypse comes to mind… And of course, Halloween!
Halloween Jello Brain Recipe
If you have one of those plastic brain molds from the party store, you’re going to need a good jello recipe for it. This is an easy and reliable recipe using Jell-O.
The zombies are hungry and need some tasty brains to eat. No problem! You just happen to have a plastic brain mold, so you can mix up a brain to feed those ravenous undead.
How To Make A Jello Brain for a Mold
- Spray the clean brain mold with cooking spray
- Mix the Jell-O with boiling water.
- Add some cold water.
- Add some evaporated milk (fat free).
- Add food coloring.
- Pour into brain mold (set mold in a bowl to keep it from tipping).
- Chill for at least 2 hours.
What is the Best Jell-O for a Brain Mold?
The peach flavor gelatin is not only tasty, but it has a light enough color to take on the food dye very well. Especially once mixed with the evaporated milk, which makes it opaque.
I want My Brain to Be Grey
Okay. You will get grey with equal parts Red, Green, and Blue food coloring (start with 10 drops of each, and possibly as much as 15 drops of each). You will need to take into account the color of the gelatin you are using.
It can be hard to get grey from Strawberry Jell-O (in which case I just make a bloody brain!).
Again, the peach flavor is good for this. If you have an unflavored gelatin, not only will it probably taste like brains, but the color will be easier to control. Though I doubt anyone will eat it, lol!
This Halloween Jello Brain Recipe for a brain mold makes a creepy gelatin brain that you can take to a Halloween party, or anywhere a jello brain would be appropriate. The Zombie Apocalypse comes to mind... And of course, Halloween!
- 2 (6 oz) pkgs Gelatin (peach makes the best color)
- 1 3/4 cups Boiling Water
- 2/3 cup Cold Water
- 1 (12 oz) can Fat Free Evaporated Milk
- 1 Brain Mold
If you have a brand new brain mold, wash it in warm soapy water and then rinse & dry it thoroughly.
Spray the inside of the brain mold with cooking spray. Stabilize the brain mold in a bowl so it doesn't tip over. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, dissolve the Jell-o in the boiling water. Stir until completely dissolved.
Pour in the cold water, stir.
Pour in the evaporated milk (make sure it is Fat Free!). Stir well.
Then pour the gelatin mixture into the brain mold*.
Chill until set, usually at least 2 hours.
To release the Jello brain from the mold, gently shake it to loosen it before inverting it onto a plate. It should plop down onto the plate. If not, shake it again and invert again.
*Different brain molds may hold different amounts of the gelatin mixture.
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