Nuts and Berries Jello Brain Recipe

Bleeding Brain Jello Mold Recipe

Learn how to make an alcoholic bleeding jello brain for Halloween using the zombie brain gelatin mold. This brain jello recipe was inspired after the popular Nuts and Berries drink.

Halloween Brain Jello Recipe


If you don't have 100 proof (50% alcohol by volume) vodka, you can use 80 proof (40% abv) vodka.

Note: Three envelopes of Knox® original gelatine is about three tablespoons of unflavored gelatin.

Add Boiling Water

Combine Vodka, Gelatin and Boiling Water

Pour vodka into a bowl or container. Sprinkle the gelatin over the vodka. Let it stand for about three minutes.

In a pan, boil 1 ½ cups of water and pour it into the gelatin mixture. Mix well until the gelatin dissolves completely.

Add Boiling Water and Condensed Milk

Add Liqueurs and Condensed Milk

Once the gelatin is dissolved, pour hazelnut liqueur, raspberry liqueur and the sweetened condensed milk. Stir well until everything is mixed completely.

Preparing the Brain Gelatin Mold

Preparing the Brain Gelatin Mold

Wash and dry the brain mold. Spray the inside of the brain mold with a small amount of vegetable oil. Wipe any excess oil. Place the mold in a bowl to keep it level.

Note: I like to place a towel between the brain mold and the bowl so the mold won't move when transporting it.

Fill Mold Half Way and Let It Set

Fill Mold Half Way and Let It Set

Fill the brain mold half way with the gelatin mixture. Place the mold in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes to let it cool. Remove the brain mold from the refrigerator and place it in the freezer for about 45 minutes or until the gelatin is firm.

Add the Raspberry Filling

Add the Raspberry Filling

Once the gelatin is firm, scoop out a small amount of gelatin from the center of the brain. Be careful not to remove too much gelatin.

Spoon the raspberry pie filling into the center of the mold. Make sure that the filling does not reach the walls of the brain mold. Use as much raspberry filling as you like.

Note: I used a lot of raspberry filling on purpose to make a more drastic bleeding effect, but you don't have to add a lot.

Fill the Brain Mold and Refrigerate

Fill the Brain Mold and Refrigerate

Pour the remaining gelatin mixture over the raspberry pie filling. Refrigerate the brain mold overnight or until firm.

Halloween Brain Jello

Remove Brain and Garnish

Once the brain is firm, place a flat plate upside down over the open side of the mold, then flip the mold and plate together. Lift the mold off, leaving the brain on the plate.

Garnishing the brain is optional. You can garnish it with gummy worms, hazelnuts, strawberry syrup, raspberry syrup, etc.