Scooby Doo Minimalistic Character Jelly/Jello Cups

In case you thought I was going to share Christmas themed posts for the rest of this year, you were wrong 😉 My monthly jelly/jello cups have been in the works all month long – and here they are!

This month, I let YOU guys choose who I would be basing my jelly cups on (which I also did for my Bob’s Burgers jelly cups, too!), and whilst I am way too young to have seen the OG Scooby Doo TV show, I *did* growing up loving the early 00’s movies with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prince Jr.

However, I chose to base these jelly cup’s design of the TV series as that is where it all began, that’s where a lot of you guys might know these characters from best, plus there are far too many outfit changes in the movies to keep up with 😅

Also, can’t remember if I ever mentioned it on here, but I somewhat-recently started a PEZ dispenser collection, and I got half the Scooby Doo ones way before I decided to make this recipe, but after I knew I was making these, I paid a lot more money for the others so I could complete my collection – even though they’re based off the latest movie 🙊

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Anyway, onto the recipe! 👇

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YOU WILL NEED:

Ingredients:
♡ Lemon cordial (I swear by this one for colour AND flavour)
♡ Coconut milk
♡ Gelatine powder (I use McKenzie’s)
♡ Condensed milk
♡ Sugar
♡ Chefmaster Liqua-Gel food colour in Buckeye Brown (gifted)
♡ AmeriColor AmeriMist food colours in Royal Blue, Super Red, Electric Orange, Electric Pink, Electric Purple, Electric Yellow, and Electric Green

Other items:
♡ Pipettes (the more, the merrier!)
♡ Tracing paper
♡ Five tall glasses (these are the ones I used)
♡ Spatula or whisk
♡ Multiple bowls or ramekins
♡ Regular white paper, pencil, ruler, and scissors

DIRECTIONS:

To make the character guides:

Measure one of the glasses (which should be 6.5cm wide, and 14cm tall, if you’re using the same glasses as me – which I definitely recommend so this recipe works out!), and draw that size out onto your tracing paper five times, one for each character. 

This page has the photo that I used to find out the heights of each character, plus the colours of their outfits. It also taught me that the creator of Scooby Doo actually died back in August 😔 which I did NOT know about when I decided to make these!

I put up a poll on my Instagram Story to decide what I would base this month’s jelly cups on, and Scooby Doo won, so here we are. Anyway, right click on the image, open it up in a new tab, and zoom in until it’s the same size as the piece of paper that you just cut out.

Make sure the tallest character doesn’t fill up the glass completely, as that will make it difficult to move it to the fridge whilst the last layer is still setting, so just keep that in mind.

Hold up the tracing paper, as well as your pencil, to your computer screen – or put some tape on the corners of your tracing paper so you don’t need to hold it in place. Draw a rough line where each character’s colours start and end.

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However, since we’re going for minimalism here, you need to forget about a lot of details. I excluded headbands, glasses, Scooby’s spots Daphne’s stripes, Scooby’s collar’s charm and so on. You will probably notice that I included Daphne’s scarf, but not Fred’s, and that’s because Fred got his collar.

Honestly, I wasn’t going to give either of them either details since they’re such thin layers, but I thought Fred’s needed something to break up his two lighter layers, and then I decided to give Daphne a little something extra as well.

Continue to roughly tracing the lines from your screen, until you’ve done so for each character. Label each guide so you know who is who, then cut them out. Now, re-draw these guides onto white paper, and use your ruler to make each line straighter.

This also gives you the chance to alter anything if you wish; this is usually when I decide to make things even more minimalistic. Label and cut out your final copy of your guides, then move on to making the jelly ðŸ˜‹

To make the jelly:

STEP ONE:

Spoon 1 + 1/2 tablespoons of gelatine powder and 1 tablespoon of sugar into a metal bowl. Boil 250ml of water, pour it into the bowl and stir well until everything is dissolved. Heat 200ml of coconut milk on the stove, then mix that into your jelly mixture until combined.

Split into 3/4. Add one drop of Buckeye Brown food colour to the larger amount of jelly mixture, and stir well to ensure it is mixed it. Split the remaining un-dyed amount into 3/4 once again.

Add 7 drops of Electric Pink food colour to the large amount and mix well, then add 4 drops of the Electric Orange food colour to the last bowl of jelly mixture and mix once again.

Using a different pipette for each colour (one for brown, one for pink, one for orange), slowly pipe the coconut jelly mixture into your Shaggy, Scooby, Velma, and Daphne glasses until it reaches the first lines on their corresponding character guides. Wash and dry all the utensils you used.

Add one tablespoon of gelatine powder into a metal bowl. Boil 60ml of water and pour that in, then use a spatula to stir the mixture until the gelatine has dissolved. Mix in 50ml of lemon cordial, then one drop of Royal Blue food colour.

Use a pipette to pipe the jelly mixture into Fred’s glass until it reaches the first line on his character guide. Very carefully move the glasses into the fridge and allow them to set overnight. I recommend getting a start on the rest early the next day, as you’ll be making FIVE more layers of jelly!

STEP TWO:

Carefully take the glasses out of the fridge. Add 1/2 tablespoon of gelatine powder into a metal bowl. Boil 60ml of water, pour it into the bowl and stir until everything is dissolved. Add 50ml of condensed milk and mix until everything is combined.

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Wait until the mixture has cooled completely, then use a pipette to pipe the mixture into Velma’s glass until you reach the next line on her character guide, then carefully put into the fridge. Wash and dry all utensils used.

Place 1 + 1/2 tablespoons of gelatine powder and 1 tablespoon of sugar into a metal bowl. Boil 125ml of water, pour over mixture and stir until everything is dissolved. Add in 200ml of coconut milk (no need to heat it this time) and mix until well combined.

Wait until it has cooled entirely, then use a pipette to pipe the coconut jelly into Fred’s glass until it reaches the next line on his character’s guide. Carefully move the glass into the fridge so the jelly can begin to set immediately. Wash and dry all the utensils that you used.

Place 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of gelatine powder into a metal bowl. Boil 125ml of water, then mix that into the bowl until the gelatine is dissolved. Stir in 100ml of lemon cordial. Add 2-3 drops of Electric Green food colour.

Once the jelly has cooled down completely, use a pipette to pipe it into Shaggy’s glass until it reaches the next line on his character guide, then carefully move his glass into the fridge so it can begin to set. Wash and dry all utensils used.

Place 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of gelatine powder into a metal bowl. Boil 125ml of water, add it to the bowl and IMMEDIATELY AFTER the gelatine has dissolved, add 6 drops of the Electric Purple food colour and stir well to create a deep purple. Once it is mixed in, then add in 100ml of lemon cordial.

(I found that, only with my purple food colours, they seemed to turn into dots/spots when they were added after the cordial, and would not add any colour whatsoever.)

After the jelly mixture has cooled down fully, use a pipette to pipe it into Daphne’s glass until it reaches the next line on her character guide, then carefully move the glass into the fridge. Wash and dry all utensils used.

STEP THREE:

The condensed milk and coconut layers should be set after 30 or so minutes, but the regular jelly layers will take a little longer.

Once Velma’s condensed milk layer and Fred’s coconut layer have set, place 1/2 tablespoon of gelatine powder in a metal bowl. Boil 60ml of water and pour that in, stirring until the gelatine is dissolved.

Add in 50ml of lemon cordial and mix until well combined. Split the mixture into two halves. Add one drop of Super Red into one half, and one drop of Royal Blue into the other. Allow both to cool completely.

After both of the jelly mixtures have cooled down, use two different pipettes to pipe the jelly into Velma and Fred’s glasses until they reach the next lines on their character guides. Carefully move them to the fridge to begin setting. Wash and dry all utensils used.

Once Daphne and Shaggy’s “regular” jelly layers have set, place one tablespoon of gelatine powder in a metal bowl. Boil 125ml of water, pour it into the bowl and stir until the gelatine is dissolved. Add in 100ml of condensed milk and mix until everything is well combined.

Wait until the mixture is completely cool, then pipe it into Shaggy’s glass until it reaches the next line on his character guide. Move the glass into the fridge. Wash and dry all utensils used.

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Place 1/2 tablespoon of gelatine powder into a metal bowl. Boil 60ml of water, pour it over the water and stir until the gelatine is dissolved. Add in 50ml of lemon cordial and mix until combined. Split the mixture in half.

Add one drop of Royal Blue food colour to one half, and one drop of Electric Green food colour to the other half. One both halves are completely cooled down, use – two different, and clean – pipettes to pipe the jelly mixture into Daphne and Scooby’s glasses until they reach the next line on their character guides. Carefully move the glasses into the fridges. Wash and dry all utensils used.

STEP FOUR:

Place 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of gelatine powder and 1 tablespoon of sugar into a metal bowl. Boil 250ml of water, pour it into the bowl and stir until everything is dissolved. Heat up 200ml of coconut milk on the stove and mix it to the bowl until combined.

Add as many drops of Electric Yellow as you need to match the first layer of Velma’s glass. Wait until it has cooled down entirely, then use a pipette to pipe it into Velma’s glass until it reaches the next line on her character guide. Move the glass into the fridge carefully, then wash and clean all utensils used.

STEP FIVE:

After 30-60 minutes, Velma’s last layer should be set.Place 1 tablespoon of gelatine powder into a metal bowl. Boil 250ml of water, pour it in and mix until dissolved. Add in 200ml of condensed milk. Stir until everything is combined.

Once everything has cooled down, use a pipette to pipe the condensed milk jelly into Velma, Fred, and Daphne’s glasses until you reach the next line on their character guides. Place their glasses into the fridge, then wash and dry all utensils used.

STEP SIX:

After 20-30 minutes, the condensed milk layers will be set. Place 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of gelatine powder into a metal bowl. Boil 125ml of water, then pour into the metal bowl and stir until the gelatine is dissolved.

Add in 100ml of lemon cordial and mix until combined. Split in half; add one drop of Electric Yellow food colour to one bowl, and one drop of Electric Orange food colour to the other.

Once both bowls have cooled down, use two different pipettes to pipe the last layers unto Fred and Daphne’s glasses until you reach the last lines on their character guides. Carefully move the glasses into the fridge, then wash and dry all utensils used.

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Place 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of gelatine powder and 1 tablespoon of sugar in a metal bowl. Boil 125ml of water, pour it into the bowl, and stir until everything is dissolved. Heat up 100ml of coconut milk on the stove, then add that to the mixture as well.

Use a pipette to transfer a 4-5 “shots” of mixture to a small bowl or ramekin, add one drop of Super Red to that, and mix. Go back to the larger metal bowl, add in one drop of Buckeye Brown food colour and thoroughly mix that in with your spatula.

Wait until both colours cool down completely, then use two different pipettes for the two colours to pipette the jelly into Shaggy, Scooby, and Velma glasses until you reach the last lines on their character guides. Carefully move the glasses into the fridge, then wash and dry all utensils used. Once all the last layers of jelly have set, then you are finally done! 🎉

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I often talk about how I am the prime target for ads and even things that AREN’T ads because of how easily persuaded I am. Someone can just walk passed me eating something and, as long as I actually like what they’re eating, I will go and get what they’re eating too.

It doesn’t matter who they are, or what they look like either. The point of me saying this is: all this talking about Scooby Doo – which was MY OWN CHOICE – has made my want to watch the 2002 movie. Aaaanaad I just discovered it’s on Netflix, so I know what I’m doing tonight! ☺️

Before I go, I really do plan to keep making these jelly cups each month, so if you’ve got any requests of TV shows or movies that you’d like me to turn into jelly/jello, let me know in the comments 👇 Hope you’re all having a nice holiday season!

Until next time,
Indya xx

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16 thoughts on “Scooby Doo Minimalistic Character Jelly/Jello Cups

  1. This seems like work! Lol. I’d me done mixing my banana cake by then. Great for a kids part with all the Scooby accessories.

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  2. This is such a lovely, creative, and colourful idea! I enjoyed the way you present the jelly glasses with the little cartoon figures.

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