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Jello Brain Recipe

You can’t have a Halloween party without a Jello Brain! If you’re looking for a creepy and fun recipe, try this one. It’s perfect for your next Halloween bash or themed dinner.

Jello Brain Recipe

This Halloween, create a spooky dish for your party with this Jello Brain recipe. All you need is Jello and whipped cream! It’s that easy! You can also add some red food coloring to make it more realistic along with some edible eyeballs or worms if you want to make it extra fun for everyone at your party! It will be sure to give your friends a fright!

Halloween Jello Brain

Spooky Jello Brain

  • Is creepy but fun!
  • Spooky to eat and delicious!
  • Easy to make for kids and adults!
  • Great Halloween-themed party food!

Tips for Making Jello Brain

  • If you don’t have one large box of Jello, you can use 2 small boxes of Jello. Just make sure they are the same flavor.
  • Want to make for adults? Add vodka in place of cold water.
  • If you want a firmer Jello brain, use less water or add two packages of unflavored gelatin. 
  • To make the Jello more creamier use a 1/2 – 1 whole can of fat-free evaporated milk along with 2 1/2 cups boiling water and 1 cup cold water.

What Color Jello Works Best?

  • Light Red Color: use a red based Jello such as raspberry, strawberry or cherry plus water and Cool Whip.
  • Dark Red Color: use peach or watermelon flavored Jello mixed with fat-free evaporated milk plus water. (see above)
  • Gray Color: use peach or watermelon flavored Jello with fat-free evaporated milk plus water (see above) and 15 drops each of red, green and blue food coloring.
  • Pink/Opaque Color: use peach flavored Jello with fat-free evaporated milk plus water (see above) and a few drops of red and green food coloring.

Other Uses for Brain Jello Mold

  • Mad Scientist Birthday cake
  • Plants vs Zombies Birthday cake
  • Bloody brain shrimp cocktail
  • Use as a prosthetic for a Halloween costume!
  • No bake brain cheesecake
  • Brain cheeseball
  • Mold for a candle
  • Plaster brain sculpture for a classroom.
  • Sensory activity

Jello Brain Ingredients

1 large box of red based Jello (I used Raspberry Jello)
1 tub of Cool Whip, thawed
2 cups boiling hot water
2 cups cold water
Cooking spray
Plastic brain mold

How to Make Jello Brain

Add 2 cups of water to a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for about 2-3 minutes or until boiling.

Pour the whole package of Jello into the bowl of boiling hot water and stir till dissolved. 

Add 2 cups of cold water to bowl and mix together.

Add the entire container of thawed Cool Whip to the bowl and mix together until there are no more chunks.

Place the plastic brain mold into a large bowl to keep it from shifting around.

Lightly spray the plastic brain mold with cooking spray.

Pour the Jello mixture in the mold and place in the fridge overnight. In you are in a time crunch 4-6 hours might be enough time to set up. Double check to be sure.

To remove Jello Brain from mold, shake gently and tilt all around slightly to loosen from mold. Place a platter or tray over top of the mold and flip the mold and platter/tray at the same time. The Jello should slide out easily and onto the platter/tray and lift off the mold.

Serve alone or with edible Jello worms, gummy worms, eyeballs or anything else you want to put on it.

Jello Brain Mold Recipe

Jello Brain

Jello Brain

Yield: Serves 6-8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 10 minutes

You can't have a Halloween party without a Jello Brain! If you're looking for a creepy and fun recipe, try this one. It's perfect for your next Halloween bash or themed dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 large box of red based Jello (I used Raspberry Jello)
  • 1 tub of Cool Whip, thawed
  • 2 cups boiling hot water
  • 2 cups cold water
  • Cooking spray
  • Plastic brain mold

Instructions

    1. Add 2 cups of water to a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for about 2-3 minutes or until boiling.
    2. Pour the whole package of Jello into the bowl of boiling hot water and stir till dissolved. 
    3. Add 2 cups of cold water to bowl and mix together.
    4. Add the entire container of thawed Cool Whip to the bowl and mix together until there are no more chunks.
    5. Place the plastic brain mold into a large bowl to keep it from shifting around.
    6. Lightly spray the plastic brain mold with cooking spray.
    7. Pour the Jello mixture in the mold and place in the fridge overnight. In you are in a time crunch 4-6 hours might be enough time to set up. Double check to be sure.
    8. To remove Jello Brain from mold, shake gently and tilt all around slightly to loosen from mold. Place a platter or tray over top of the mold and flip the mold and platter/tray at the same time. The Jello should slide out easily and onto the platter/tray and lift off the mold.
    9. Serve alone or with edible Jello worms, gummy worms, eyeballs or anything else you want to put on it.

Notes

Tips for Making Jello Brain

  • If you don't have one large box of Jello, you can use 2 small boxes of Jello. Just make sure they are the same flavor.
  • Want to make for adults? Add vodka in place of cold water.
  • If you want a firmer Jello brain, use less water or add two packages of unflavored gelatin. 
  • To make the Jello more creamier use a 1/2 - 1 whole can of fat-free evaporated milk along with 2 1/2 cups boiling water and 1 cup cold water.


What Color Jello Works Best?

  • Light Red Color: use a red based Jello such as raspberry, strawberry or cherry plus water and Cool Whip.
  • Dark Red Color: use peach or watermelon flavored Jello mixed with fat-free evaporated milk plus water. (see above)
  • Gray Color: use peach or watermelon flavored Jello with fat-free evaporated milk plus water (see above) and 15 drops each of red, green and blue food coloring.
  • Pink/Opaque Color: use peach flavored Jello with fat-free evaporated milk plus water (see above) and a few drops of red and green food coloring.

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