I’m a sucker for Jello. It’s got to be a texture thing. There’s nothing else quite like it. Remember Knox Blocks? Those super-gelatinous cubes of jello that were so stiff you could shake them? One of my favorites. It’s gotta’ be the kid in me.
What I don’t love, though, is all the artificial sweeteners. Or the sugar. Enter unflavored gelatin….you can do so many fun things with it. I use it to stabilize sugar-free frostings, for desserts, and it even creates a lighter texture in homemade ice cream.
Here, I’ve made an anti-oxidant rich whipped gelatin that’s completely fruit sweetened. And it only has 4 ingredients. This isn’t your ordinary jello – it’s light, airy, and melts in your mouth.
Joe gave it the thumbs up, too. When I asked him if he liked it he looked at me trying to hide his smile and said, “I ate the whole bowl, didn’t I?”
Use any pasteurized no sugar added apple juice you like. I use Central Market’s Organic Apple Juice – it’s fresh pressed, not from concentrate, unfiltered and almost has a cider tang. Apples contain a high amount of pesticides, so I always buy organic.
This recipe is from my book. (Have you bought a copy yet? If not, you really should!) I don’t have the stomach for heavy-duty recipe development right now and got a huge craving for this dessert as I was walking through the grocery store. I decided to go ahead and share this one with you.
I topped my gelatin with stevia sweetened whipped cream. If you want to keep it dairy-free, try my raw cashew cream. (I can’t stand cashews right now…bizarre pregnancy food aversions.)
Do you have a gelatin recipe you love? Share it in the comments. Feel free to leave a link, too.