Jello

 

Recently I’ve been itching to purchase some [amazon_link id=”B001ELLBJS” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Great Lakes Grass Fed Beef Gelatin[/amazon_link] because of all the health benefits (post on this coming soon) it offers and for it’s many uses. I’ve especially been wanting to make some marshmallows for the kids to enjoy over a campfire and not worry about the high fructose corn syrup and food coloring in them (yes… even though they are white, they still have dyes!) So hopefully I’ll have a recipe to post on that as well before too long… but first off I started with Jello.

Dear hubby LOVES jello (I’m not a huge fan) and is frequently asking me to buy some. And for the same reasons as above,  I haven’t wanted to indulge him… it’s pure chemicals and fakeness in a box! I knew I’d be able to do it with [amazon_link id=”B001ELLBJS” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]beef gelatin[/amazon_link] and was looking forward to finally getting my hands on some! A dear friend from my Holistic Mom’s Group did a group order and made it much more affordable and with free shipping to boot!

It arrived a few weeks ago, but in getting ready for this baby to arrive I just didn’t have the time to research it and find a recipe I wanted to try. And when I finally did, it took no time at all. It took about 5 minutes at the stove and 2 hours in the fridge and it was ready to eat! It was a hit with the kiddos and I’m sure it will be a more frequent dessert around here for the rest of the summer!

Jello
3 cups of organic or fresh pressed juice
3 TBSP [amazon_link id=”B001ELLBJS” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]beef gelatin[/amazon_link]
1 cup of water

Warm the juice on the stove just enough to dissolve the [amazon_link id=”B001ELLBJS” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]beef gelatin[/amazon_link] to give it a smooth consistency. There is no need to boil it. If you swirl the pan you can see if the “grit” has disappeared. Then remove from the heat and add the water. Pour in an 8×8 pan for nice jiggly jello squares, or if you want deeper pieces pour into a bread pan. Then refrigerate until it’s set. Which for me took about 2 hours and it was ready in time for lunch!

This was super simple and such a great treat. I think I’m going to try adding some fresh fruit in the next time! It turned out very firm, so I think a little more liquid in the fruit would still be fine. I used organic unpasteurized apple juice this time, but I think next time I might try and use a mixture of flavors! I could even do a green smoothie and run it through a cheesecloth and make green slime jello! I’m sure the boys would LOVE that!

There are so many fantastic options! How have you made yours? What did you like about it?

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