"JELLO" Style Gelatin
Ditch the box, and make homemade jello style gelatin at home. So easy, with only a few ingredients—and it’s actually good for you.
2 cups (16 fluid ounces) fruit juice or combination fruit puree and juice*
1 tablespoon (8 g) unflavored powdered gelatin**
2- 3 tablespoons (42 to 63 g) honey (can replace with 3 to 5 tablespoons (38 g to 63 g) granulated sugar), to taste
*I have tested this recipe with different combinations of fruit juice and pureed fruit, and have found that, if you use more than 50% fruit puree, the gelatin will not set properly. For this recipe I used 1 cup of watered down organic orange juice and everything set perfectly fine (1/2 c juice, 1/2 c juice)
**I use Great Lakes brand unflavored grass-fed gelatin because, it's grass fed and I can buy it in large quantities for a good price. I try to sneak as much of it into my child’s diet as possible because of its health benefits. But, of course, any unflavored organic powdered gelatin will work just fine.
To make a fruit puree for use in this recipe, soften the fruit by placing it in a heavy-bottom saucepan and adding just enough water to cover it. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, and cook until the fruit can be easily smashed by pressing it against the side of the pan. For berries, this should only take a couple minutes after boiling. For more fibrous fruits like apples, peel, core and roughly chop the apples before cooking. It will take longer for the fruit to be tender enough. Once the fruit is ready, remove it from the heat and set it aside to cool for a few minutes before transferring the entire contents of the pan to a blender and puree until smooth. Pass the puree through a fine mesh sieve to remove any solids or seeds. Use only 1 cup (8 fluid ounces) of fruit puree per recipe.
Some notes about fruit juices: