MYO Homemade Strawberry Gelatin

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MYO Homemade Strawberry Gelatin

Naturally sweet plump berries create the tastiest jello ever to grace your tastebuds; the best part, it’s dye-free, low sugar and actually good for your body!

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How to Make Homemade Strawberry Gelatin

We’re trying to switch to whole foods diet and once in a while, we’d like a treat. Instead of using store-bought gelatin, we’ve been making our own. Here’s how to make your own homemade strawberry (or raspberry or blackberry) gelatin from scratch. Start with a pound of fresh, plump strawberries.

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We don’t like to use much sugar because we enjoy the natural sweetness of the berries, but if you prefer you can add up to another quarter cup of sugar to this recipe.

Prepare the strawberries by washing them thoroughly. Hull and slice the strawberries or if you prefer, blackberries or raspberries, etc.

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Combine the strawberries with the sugar in a medium-size bowl, then add the lemon juice. Stir well to ensure all the berries are evenly coated and set it aside, stirring occasionally about ten minutes.

Place 1 cup cold water in a small saucepan; sprinkle gelatin over water. Let it stand at least five minutes to soften.

Meanwhile, in a blender, puree the sugared berries. If you prefer smooth jello with a texture similar to store-bought, strain the puree through a fine-mesh sieve into a large measuring cup.

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Add just enough water to strained juice to measure a total of three cups of liquid. Set aside. If you don’t mind a bit of texture of the fruit, Don’t strain it, just add enough water to bring the total to 3 cups of liquid.

Heat softened gelatin over medium-high, just until it begins to bubble around the edges and gelatin has dissolved (do not bring it to a boil), 2 to 3 minutes; stir into strawberry juice mixture until completely dissolved and blended in.

Divide the gelatin among four serving glasses. Chill until firm, 3 to 4 hours. Serve with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or a couple of sliced berries on top.

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If you’d like to make a creamier dessert, chill the mixture for about an hour, then fold in two cups of stabilized whipped cream. Fold the mixture together, divide into serving glasses, cover and refrigerate at least four hours.

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Just prior to serving, top with freshly sliced strawberries.

Homemade Strawberry Gelatin

You’ll Need:
1 pound fresh strawberries (or blackberries or raspberries)
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 packages (1/4 ounce each) unflavored gelatin (I use Knox Brand)

  1. Hull and slice or quarter 1 pound of berries 
  2. Combine in a medium bowl with sugar and lemon juice.
  3. Set aside, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
  4. Place 1 cup cold water in a small saucepan; sprinkle gelatin over water.
  5. Let stand at least 5 minutes to soften.
  6. In a blender, puree the sugared berries. If you prefer smooth jello (like store-bought) strain the puree through a fine-mesh sieve into a large measuring cup.
  7. Add just enough water to strained juice to measure a total of 3 cups liquid. Set aside. 
  8. Heat softened gelatin over medium-high, just until it begins to bubble around the edges and gelatin has dissolved (do not bring it to a boil), 2 to 3 minutes; stir into strawberry juice mixture until completely dissolved and blended in.
  9. Divide the gelatin among four serving glasses.
  10. Chill until firm, 3 to 4 hours.
  11. Serve with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or a couple of sliced berries on top.

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