Edible Insects Recipe: Jello Shots with Mealworms
Liquid Courage To Get You Started Eating Bugs
July 29, 2018
May 12, 2019
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Do you have trouble mustering the courage for an insect candies, or other very buggy foods? If so, I present to you a solution in the form of liquid courage: Jello Shots with Mealworms! If you don't feel ready at first, don't worry. Just start out with a few worm-less shots, and you'll be ready in no time.
Recipe contributed by Food Insects
Total 5 hours; Active 5 mins; Serves 50
- 1000 ml vodka
- 1 packet red jello
- 1 packet yellow or green jello
- 200 g sugar
- 50 mealworms; freeze-dried. (Available from Entomo Farms (CA), Ento Market (US), 21 Bites (IT), and Thailand Unique (TH), among others)
1. First, check if you need to cook your mealworms before eating. If so, please do so and follow the manufacturer's instructions. Set them aside to fully cool.
2. Mix a packet of jello with 100 g of sugar. Add 500 ml of vodka and heat the mixture very slightly. Do not bring to a boil, or you will lose all the alcohol; cook just enough to dissolve the sugar and jello powder.
3. Using a small funnel, fill the liquid into 25 plastic shot glasses. Let the shots cool down a bit until they get somewhat firm, and then place a mealworm on top of each shot. Repeat for the next jello packet
4. Refrigerate the jello shots buy allowing to sit in the fridge for at least 5 hours. Enjoy responsibly.
NOTE: It is advisable to only consume insects that are meant to be consumed by people, such as those sold by reputable edible insect suppliers (ie not pet food)
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This entomophagy recipe is provided courtesy of Food Insects, and included in Bugs for Beginners, a cookbook which teaches Westerners how to prepare and safely eat insects. Text may include affiliate links
I'm Mic. I love reading about, writing about, thinking about, photographing, and especially eating, food. Especially bug food. Enough talk, let's eat!