Fish Bowl Gelatin

sprinkler fishbowl
Fills a 2 1/2-quart fish or glass bowl

A fishbowl of gelatin with gummies inside. What child could resist?


  • 1 two-liter bottle lemon-lime soda, flat

  • 4 ¼ -ounce packages unflavored gelatin

  • 2 drops blue food coloring

  • 2 ounces gummy fish


  1. Place 1 cup soda in a large bowl. Sprinkle gelatin evenly over soda, and let stand to soften, about 5 minutes.

  2. Place 2 cups soda in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat until just before a boil. Add the softened gelatin, stirring to dissolve the gelatin completely over the heat, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add the remaining soda and food coloring, and stir to combine. Pour the liquid into the fish bowl. Using a damp paper towel, carefully remove any bubbles that have formed on the surface. Transfer to the refrigerator to chill overnight.

  3. When ready to serve, use a sharp knife to make vertical slits in the gelatin; insert the fish in a random pattern to make it look as though they are swimming in the bowl. Keep refrigerated until serving. Serve within 6 hours.

Cook's Notes

To make the soda go flat, twist off cap, and let the bottle stand at room temperature overnight.

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