Make Your Favorite Jersey Shore Treats at Home

Remember that first time you went to the Jersey Shore? The boardwalks, the beach, the mini golf, the fried Oreos (let’s be honest, the fried everything). The Shore is a rite of passage for every child, and the perfect getaway for grown-ups in need of a stress-free time out.


But what if you can’t make it down to the Shore? We’ve curated a list of shore foods to help you beat the heat and enjoy the beach from home. But you can’t fit all this summer fun in just any ordinary fridge. First, check out our selection of GE® Refrigerators to ensure you’ve got just the right amount of chill to keep the fun-in-the-sun going all summer long.

“Ocean City” Salt Water Taffy

The Atlantic is everybody’s least favorite salt water, especially when it gets in your eyes. But everybody’s preferred salt water? Taffy. Take control of your experience and taste the ocean the right way with this insanely easy taffy recipe. The best part? You can use one packet of any flavor of unsweetened Kool-Aid powdered mix. Don’t be afraid to mix flavors and surprise your taste buds!

Pro-Tip: all that Kool-Aid can stain, especially when the kids are involved (because who doesn’t love stretching taffy?) Make sure you’re prepared with an unbeatable washer/dryer pair: the GE® 4.9 DOE cu. ft. Capacity Washer with Stainless Steel Basket and GE® 7.4 cu. ft. Capacity aluminized alloy drum Gas Dryer with HE Sensor Dry.

“Cape May” Funnel Cake

Did you know that Funnel Cake started in our neighbor state? Pennsylvania Dutch immigrants brought the dish, Drechderkuche, over to America and developed the powdered version around 1879. But there’s no tastier version than at the shore. You’re welcome, world!

Take a look at this traditional recipe and put the fun back in funnel cake. Don’t forget to have a trusty GE® microwave so your funnel cake always tastes hot and fryer-fresh.

“Seaside” Custard

When you think of shore custard you have to think of Kohr Bros. Here are three recipes for dark chocolate and cinnamon, orange-vanilla, and lemon-hibiscus custards. These flavors will show your guests that you can out-Kohr the Kohr Bros. These custards are so addicting, you’ll want to ensure you have enough room to make more than one of each batch at time. Check out our GE® ranges to meet all of your creamy custard needs.

“Avalon” Fudge

This rich recipe for chocolate fudge is terrific for those who like their decadence simple. However, the more fudge-venturous should not shy away from getting a little creative and crazy. Why not add some marshmallow and graham cracker to the chocolate fudge for S’more fudge? Or chopped peanut butter cups? Or Oreos to make a heavenly “more cookies than cream” batch? When it comes to fudge, the options are limitless.

“Atlantic City” Shore Dog

Fill up the kiddie-pool with sand, set up the beach chair, dust off the tank top, and “beef up” with your daily-dose of protein as you enjoy a Jersey-style Italian Hot Dog. Or, if you want to take the hot out of hot dog, enjoy this potato-covered link as a couch potato with the GE® ENERGY STAR® 115 Volt Electronic Room Air Conditioner to keep you nice and cool.

“Get Wildwood” Slushie

Of course, there’s no better way to cool off and chill out than with the perfect frozen beverage. Pick your poison and have a Tequila Slush, Frozen Mojito, or Frosé. And with your GE® 7.0 Cu. Ft. Manual Defrost Chest Freezer nearby, you’ll never have to worry about the melt-factor!

Last but not least, clean-up your shore-at-home in a jiffy with your GE® Stainless Steel Interior Dishwasher and Universal 15″ Built-In Compactor. Just think, all that fun and yum and no mess — and no traffic at the end of the weekend to inch along in! What could be better?

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