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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 6.8
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 31.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 2.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g

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Home Made SF Gelatin

Submitted by: TOMC20

Introduction

Found a cool recipe to make your own sugar free Jello in any flavor, and I like my jello about finger Jello thickness but never liked the stronger flavor with this just add another TBS gelatin and bingo its perfect double the gelatin and pour in a sheet pan to make really firm finger Jello's Found a cool recipe to make your own sugar free Jello in any flavor, and I like my jello about finger Jello thickness but never liked the stronger flavor with this just add another TBS gelatin and bingo its perfect double the gelatin and pour in a sheet pan to make really firm finger Jello's
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients


    * 2 packages unflavored gelatin (Knox or generic) --- 1 TBL spoon each if Bulk Add more for firmer product
    * 1 package drink mix (Kool-aid or other)
    * 1/2 cup (125 ml) or more sugar or sweetener if using unsweetened drink mix
    * 6 cup (1.5 L) bowl or vessel heat resistant
    * 3 cup (750 ml) bowl or vessel microwave safe
    * spoon or whisk
    * refrigerator

Directions

My local Amish store carries the gelatin in bulk bags of about 1lbs


Recipe:

How to Make Gelatin from Powdered Drink Mix
Jello brand gelatin is great, but the stores don't always have a great selection. On the other hand, there are many flavors of Kool-Aid and other powdered drink mixes. Why not make gelatin from the drink mix?
Steps

1. Pick your flavor of drink mix. Note whether it is pre-sweetened or not.
2. Put one cup (250 ml) of cold water in a six cup (1.5 L) or larger bowl or other vessel. I use a Pyrex 8 cup (2 L) measuring cup.
3. Sprinkle two envelopes of unflavored gelatin on the cold water allowing it to soften. --- 1 TBL spoon for each envelope if Bulk. Add more for firmer product
4. Meanwhile bring two cups (500 ml) of water to a boil. You may also use another Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave for four minutes, or a saucepan.
5. Sprinkle the package of drink mix on the gelatin mix.
6. If the drink mix is unsweetened, add sweetener to taste. Consider using 1/2 cup (125 ml) of Splenda as a "dietary substitute". If you are using sugar you will need between 1/2 cup and one cup (125 ml to 250 ml). Remember, you can always ADD sugar if it isn't sweet enough, but you can't take it out.
7. Add the two cups (500 ml) of boiling water and stir until everything is dissolved.
8. Add one cup (250 ml) of cold water, or enough to get to four cups (1 L) total. That's why I use the big measuring cup.
9. Taste the liquid. If it needs more sweetener, now is the time to add it.
10. Refrigerate until gelled.
11. Enjoy your own unique flavor of "Jell-O".

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Tips

* A squeeze of lemon juice adds a bit of brightness to the gelatin mix.
* Replace up to one cup (250 ml) of the cold water with any fruit juice for a more natural fruity taste.
* Mix and match flavors. Just note that each package of drink mix will make four cups (1 L) of gelatin desert, so if you mix multiple packages you can end up making a HUGE batch.
* You can ladle the mixture into individual serving dishes before refrigerating.
* You can add fruit to the desert. You will get best results waiting until the gelatin has started to set a bit (half hour to an hour) or all your fruit will sit on the bottom.


Warnings

* Don't use fresh pineapple or papaya in your gelatin. These fruits contain enzymes that keep gelatin from gelling.
* Make sure you know whether your drink mix has sweetener or not. If you add sweetener to sweetened drink mix it will NOT taste good to anyone over the age of six.
* If you do NOT add sweetener to unsweetened drink mix, very few people will taking a liking to it.
* If you find that you forgot sweetener, you can warm the gelatin in the microwave until it melts, add sweetener, and then gel again in the refrigerator.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TOMC20.






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  • Thank so much for sharing. I went through several recipes to find a recipe for making jello not made from a box. I bought the gelatin yesterday and was going to experiment, then after searching for some time, low and behold I found this recipe. I used stevia for sweetener. - 5/9/12

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