Juiced orange and lemon rinds became the molds for a rainbow of jellos (muffin tins supported the rounded bottoms so they wouldn't tip while setting) . . .
but first, the freshly squeezed juice had to be enjoyed . . .
. . . in casual, summery canning jars . . .
. . . with star-shaped ice . . .
. . . oh -- and some lemon water for me -- also with star-shaped ice, of course :)
The whole juicing process took MUCH longer than I anticipated, so we were anxious for the jello to set quickly. I thought the freezer would do the trick -- except I forgot about them, so they got a little frosty. Ooops!
But they still turned out quite delightfully:
They sure didn't last long! Even Grandma enjoyed a few!
What creative ways have you found to make sweet summer memories? Please share your own ideas or ones you've found online in the comments below:)