Mango Tea Jello

So a few weeks ago I made Thai Ice Tea jello, and today I wanted to try again, but switch it up a bit. So I made a mango herbal tea, and got some frozen mango chunks that are currently macerating in the fridge, and later we’re gonna have that with French Silk ice cream.

Ingredients for jello:

  • mango tea
  • sugar
  • unflavored gelatin


Okay, and the most important thing I got for this: a tea sock.

Like, seriously, best idea ever.

I’d been reading some stuff about how to make good Thai iced tea, and it kept coming up. It seemed silly to get even more tea paraphernalia, since we have so much of it already, but I already needed to get some stuff from Amazon, so . . .

Isn’t it great?

Seriously, so great. No tea bits in the jello.

Okay, so, basically, use about twice as much tea as you would if you were going to drink it, bring about four cups of water to a boil, turn the heat down to minimum, stick the tea sock in.

IMG_0247Steep it for the recommended time, then take out the tea sock: it’ll drip a fair bit, and you should squeeze it out as much as possible, but it’ll be really hot and I haven’t figured out how to make that not-painful, so whatever, don’t hurt yourself.

Stick the tea sock in the sink or something, because it’s gonna drip a bit, and add sugar to the tea.

Leave it over low heat and stir until the sugar dissolves, then turn off the heat and dump in two packets of gelatin. Let that sit a minute, then stir it until it’s all dissolved. Whisk if necessary.

Let it cool, then stick it in the fridge.

We’re gonna have it with macerated mango.

Ingredients for macerated mango:

  • mango
  • sugar

Put the mango in a bowl, sprinkle it with sugar. As the mango thaws, it’ll have juices for the whole thing to macerate in. It should be delicious in a couple hours.

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