My little guy loves Jello. As a health-conscious Mom, I’m not a fan of the ingredients. Most store bought Jello desserts are filled with sugar, artificial flavors and colors, and high fructose corn syrup. I prefer this healthier version which is quick to prepare and allows me to control the amount of sugar included. I don’t usually add sugar to the recipe because the fruit juice is sweet enough for us, but if you prefer yours a bit sweeter you can add in some sugar while the mixture is boiling.
Healthier, Homemade Jello (dairy and dye free)
4 cups of your favorite juice (organic, sugar-free berry flavors are a favorite in our house)
3 tablespoons grass fed gelatin (if you prefer very firm Jello, use 4 tablespoons)
Pour two cups of your juice into a heat-proof bowl, and sprinkle the gelatin over the top. In a small saucepan, bring the remaining juice just to a boil. Pour the boiling juice into the bowl with the gelatin, and stir. Pour the mixture in an 8 x 8 baking pan, and refrigerate 4 – 6 hours until firm. To serve, you can cut into cubes and serve plain, or with a bit of coconut milk whipped cream.