It's me, Sarah! Hello. Jello.
This homemade Jello is fool proof. Cheap, and healthy to boot. And did I mention sugar-free?!? So you know, right up my alley.
I have a friend who will remain nameless for the purpose of protecting her identity. This friend is a great cook, but cannot make Jell-o; can't do it! I'm not judging because for the longest time I could not make rice. Not even in a rice cooker. Seriously.
But my friend can make this Jello. Fingers crossed.
For full disclosure, I've had this recipe in my stockpile for over a year and cannot for the life of me remember which website I found it on. So while I didn't create this, I can't also give proper credit to the person who did. My bad.
4 cups of fruit juice or fruit nectar (I used a berry blend juice from Trader Joes)
2-3 tblsp of unflavored gelatin
6 tblsp warm water
1/4 cup honey
1-2 cups of fresh or frozen fruit (I used frozen raspberries that I had on hand)
In a medium bowl, dissolve the gelatin in the 6 tblsp of water. Set aside for at least 5 minutes.
In a saucepan, bring 2 cups of juice and the honey to a boil. Remove from heat, and add to the dissolved gelatin. Whisk for 1-2 minutes. Then add the other 2 cups of juice. Whisk again.
In a baking pan, add your fruit of choice. That's ice around the raspberries.
|In-focus photos is sooooo 2011. Blurry is all the rage in 2012!|
Pour the juice/gelatin mixture over the fruit. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
Enjoy! Boy oh boy, this is delicious!
-I bought the gelatin through Azure Standard, and probably used about $.15 worth of it for this recipe
-Juice was $3, and I used about $2.25 worth
-Raw honey I buy for $10 for a quart jar, and I would guess I used about $.30 worth
-Raspberries I already had in the freezer and picked them somewhere last summer, so they were free baby!
Total for this - let's say about $2.70. More expensive than buying an actual box of Jell-o, but free of additives, high fructose corn syrup, and artificial coloring (have you ever seen a blue raspberry in nature?). This would be way cheaper if you just use juice that you have on hand instead of buying specialty juice like I did.
I've shared this over at Fat Tuesday, Traditional Tuesdays, Real Food Wednesdays, and Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways.
Labels: Dairy-free, Desserts, Don't be a lazy ass - make it yourself, Gluten-free