Before I say anything about this recipe, I have to give a shoutout to http://allrecipes.com/recipe/229383/barbaras-chocolate-jello/ for being the inspiration for this video.
That link taught me to teach you(if that makes any sense) how to make chocolate gelatin, which according to Jell-O's Wikipedia page, was discontinued as a Jell-O flavor in 1927 and brought back briefly in stores in 1936. I looked on YouTube and there was only one other video that said in the title "Chocolate Gelatin", so I was thinking that there was reason nobody is posting chocolate gelatin videos like crazy on YouTube- maybe because it's too hard.
It was actually very easy to make this gelatin and when I make a type of recipe that is really delicious, I think to myself, "How can I replicate said recipe in other flavors or ways?" That question was pretty much the impetus to start my YouTube channel in the first place.
My dad even liked this gelatin recipe. In fact, at this moment I'm trying to get him to actually eat an small bowl worth of this yummy goodness(because chocolate keeps him up at night, unlike moi).
This is the first time I have used unflavored gelatin in any cooking and the texture of it to me feels like sand. When I saw that unflavored gelatin is only sold in 1-ounce units at my local supermarket, I thought I needed a lot, like 4 boxes worth of the stuff. But you only need three gelatin packets(there are 4 that usually come in a 1-ounce unit).
I needed to make a last minute grocery trip for obtaining the key ingredients for this recipe, except for the evaporated milk, which I had leftover from my rainbow fudge recipe last summer(don't worry it didn't expire).
After making a disastrous chocolate cream pie last Christmas when I used a mixture of milk and butter in place of heavy whipping cream- the end result was a liquidy pool of chocolate pudding inside a chocolate crust- still delicious but not chocolate cream pie.
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
A small saucepan
5-6 small bowls or whatever gelatin molds you have
For the gelatin:
1/2 cup of water
3 packets(or tbsp.) of unflavored gelatin
1 cup of evaporated milk
3/4 cups of heavy whipping cream
1 cup of sweetened condensed milk
3 tbsp. of cocoa powder
1. Place the water in a small saucepan. Sprinkle the water with the gelatin all across the surface of the water. Don't dump the gelatin into the water!
2. Only stir the water and gelatin once in this step. You need to let it do its thing. Let the gelatin-water mixture sit at room temperature for 5 minutes to let the gelatin soften.
3. Put the stove on low heat.
4. Stir the gelatin into the water and make sure it fully dissolves. You also don't want any gelatin lumps left either.
5. When the gelatin has dissolved, shut the stove off.
6. Put the last 4 ingredients into a blender and blend on a low setting until the mixture is nice and smooth.
7. Pour the water-gelatin liquid into the blender. Pulse the contents in blender until well combined.
8. Pour gelatin mixture into 5-6 small bowls or whatever gelatin mold you have.
9. Put the gelatin mixture in the fridge for at least 60-90 minutes to let it harden and set.
10. Bon appetit!