Homemade Jello

This is the delicious desert I made for Easter with the family. Doesn’t this just look yummy and healthy?

Homemade “jello” is super easy to make and is a great healthy treat. I don’t use the Jello brand gelatin because there is msg, sugar, artificial flavors and other questionable ingredients in it. I use Great Lakes Unflavored Gelatin which contains no msg, sulfites or processing aids and is also free of wheat, dairy, corn, soy and other allergens.

Here’s how easy it is to make homemade jello:

First determine what flavor you want, I used strawberry. Thaw out a bag of frozen organic strawberries and mash them up with about two cups of water and about 3tbsp of honey. If you want it a little sweeter you can add a little stevia (I love the berry flavored one) or you can always add a little more honey. You can also use fresh fruit and if you do will want to make a simple syrup or juicing it, depending on what fruit you use. For example, if you want orange jello, juice a couple oranges but if you want blueberry or cranberry make a syrup.

Next heat up about 1/3 cup of water until warm, not boiling, and add 3tbsp of gelatin slowly while stirring until it is completely dissolved. I like to use a whisk, but don’t whisk too fast or you will get bubbles!

mashed strawberries, honey and water

Next, pour the gelatin mixture into the berry mixture and slowly stir until mixed. Then pour the well mixed mixture into the container(s) you want them in and put in the fridge for a couple hours to gel.

Once gelled you can eat it plain, or like I did in the picture, whip up some cream to spread on the top and top with fresh berries.

So, that’s it! A super healthy, yummy treat.

I should mention- if you are on the GAPS diet, cream is not allowed because of the lactose (milk sugar). You can eliminate the cream and the honey too, if you haven’t gotten to that stage yet.

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14 Responses to Homemade Jello

  1. JoAnn says:

    It was a very yummy treat. Thanks Linnae. 😀

  2. Hi Linnae. What a fun treat. Why buy packaged when one can make this! Organic strawberry jello. Nice!

  3. This looks delicious, I seriously have to make it now!

    Thanks for sharing this post on Makin’ it Monday!

  4. Anita says:

    This looks like a luscious dessert, beautiful and delicious!

  5. Miz Helen says:

    Your dessert looks delicious and the Jello recipe is awesome. I must make it very soon! Hope you have a fabulous week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. MissMOE says:

    This sounds like a yummy sweet treat that’s pretty good for you!

  7. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! 🙂

  8. Thanks so much for sharing on Allergy-Free Wednesday. Hope you’ll join us again this week with another great recipe!

  9. Amy says:

    Yummmmm, I love any dessert featuring strawberries!

    Wanted to let you know I’ve selected you for a Liebster Blog Award! Check it out and keep up the good work: http://farmpartment.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/mad-props-yo/

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  11. Beth says:

    Wow – I had no idea you could make your own!! Very cool. Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Looking forward to seeing you again tomorrow =-)
    Beth

  12. Catherine says:

    Yours looks fabulous! I tried making this tonight and well it didn’t come out. I don’t know what I did wrong. The mixture didn’t completely set. Some parts are gel and the some are still liquid. Have you had this happen before? This is my first time using Great Lakes. Can It be saved? We may just be eating strawberry soup.

    • Linnae says:

      Oh no!!!! I have had this happen once before and I think it was because I didn’t mix it good enough when I added the gelatin. I don’t know if you can save it as a “jello” but you could always use it on top of ice cream or toast or something? 🙂

      • Catherine says:

        Thanks! We just ate it as is. I’ll try it again another time. It was still good.

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