Thursday, October 29, 2009

Homemade Fruit Juice Jello

My son is always jealous of when the "older kids" are offered Jello for their school lunch. For some reason, they don't offer it to the younger kids. I tried to tell him that he wasn't really missing out on anything, but he wasn't convinced. "Jello is just thickened sugar water", I tried to tell him. He was still sad about it, so I made homemade "jello" out of Knox Gelantine. There's a recipe right on the box. I used 100% orange juice, the gelatine, and nothing else- there's no need to add extra sugar. A few years ago, I made this with cranberry juice, and that was really good too. Make sure to use 100% fruit juice when making this! ;)

Homemade Fruit Juice Jello

4 pouches Knox unflavored Gelatine
1 cup cold fruit juice
3 cups fruit juice, heated to boiling

Sprinkle gelatine over cold fruit juice; let stand one minute. Add 3 cups boiling fruit juice and stir until gelatine is completely dissolved; about 5 minutes. Pour into a 9x13 pan. Chill for 3 hours or until it sets up; cut into squares and serve, or cut into shapes with cookie cutters.

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1 comment:

Sonya said...

Im so glad you posted this!! My oldst son says he doesnt like the sugar fake taste of jello and this way you can kind of pick what taste goes into it..excellent post!! Thank you:)