Did you know that homemade jello can actually be good for you?
I tried homemade jello last week and the kids and I were all over it. Gelatin from pastured animals, normally found in stock made from boiling the bones, is very good for us. It’s so loaded with nutrients that it’s considered a superfood. Mine ended up being thin in spots, only because I didn’t have my pan laying perfectly even in the fridge. Otherwise, the amounts would’ve been perfect. Here’s the recipe for two stainless steel cookie sheets:
- 6 cups organic apple juice (or another kind of juice you like, if using concord grape juice, use 1 cup of water for part of the liquid or it’s too strong.)
- 6 T. gelatin (no MSG in this brand and it’s from grass-fed cows!)
For a 9×13 use these amounts:
- 4 cups juice
- 4 T. gelatin
Mix the gelatin into 1/2 cup of the juice on low heat, whisk until it’s all dissolved. Whisk in the rest of the juice, and pour into your pans. If you don’t like the little bubbles that will develop on top, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set. Tip, you may want to situate your pans in the fridge where they’ll be setting up, and pour the gelatin in, otherwise it’s tricky carrying a pan of liquid to the fridge from the counter without spilling it all over.
Here’s what we make on Valentines Day with the organic juice (just juice!) that we found.
Here’s another picture of our Valentines Day jello: