Homemade Jello? I mean, it couldn’t be easier to do! And did you guys know that gelatin, when sourced from grass-fed cows like Great Lakes Gelatin, is soooo good for you? Gelatin is a great source of collagen and has numerous health benefits: It’s great for your skin, helps prevent stretch marks in pregnant mamas, boosts metabolism, strengthens joints and bones, strengthens nails and hair, helps boost the immune system, improves digestion, provides a great source of protein, and has amazing anti-inflammatory properties. Phew. Why wouldn’t you eat it?! And, this recipe is SO MUCH cleaner than those little store-bought boxes filled of artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, food dyes, and surely not gelatin from grass-fed cows. So, ditch the box, and make your own. You’re gonna love it. If you have kids, they will too. But honestly, who says jello is just for kids? I just made another batch and didn’t share any with the kids… Alright, hope you all enjoy!
- 2 cups fresh fruit juice (I juiced 12 little clementine oranges in the batch shown in the photo, but have made it with grapefruit, and also various berry mixtures)
- 2 tablespoons grass-fed beef gelatin
- 1-2 tablespoons 100% Pure Maple Syrup (I used just 1 tablespoon for oranges, and 2 heaping tablespoons for grapefruit)
- Juice your fruit of choice.
- Pour 2 cups of juice into a small saucepan.
- Sprinkle gelatin on top of the juice, and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
- After 5 minutes, turn on stove to medium-low. Stir constantly with a whisk until gelatin dissolves completely. This will only take a couple of minutes. Do not bring liquid to a boil.
- Turn off the heat, stir in maple.
- Pour into 9×9 pan, and allow to cool for about 20 minutes, or until no longer steaming. I like to line my pan with parchment, so when it is ready to eat I can remove the whole jello square instead of trying to remove individual pieces. I cut it all at once, and store in airtight container in refrigerator.
- Place in refrigerator for 2 hours, or until firm.
- Cut, and enjoy!