So, I love Pinterest. It's awesome. I have a board titled "Yummy" and I mostly pin things I can actually eat. :) The weird thing is that I don't typically read the blogs the recipes come from- I usually just repin the posts for inspiration from the photos. Which is what happened yesterday. (I think I glanced at one of the blogs but can't remember which one.)
The lovely Lauren from Empowered Sustenance pinned a bunch of gelatin recipes that looked delish. See, I've been wanting to try different gelatin recipes but just haven't got around to it yet. I got to thinking that experimenting with gelatin recipes would be a fun thing to do with my 3 year old nephew, Zephyr... And that's what we did! It was SO simple and turned out yummy. Zz ate some and told me that he wanted to make another batch! (In between batches of the gelatin bites, we made a "cookie pie" per his request. It's gluten/dairy/egg/soy free and soooo good. That's for another post.) We went onto making the second batch and it was even better! It's about a 10 minute total prep/set time, too. so it can be made an finished quickly.
I happened to pick up some ginger kombucha that morning and thought that it would be a good base instead of water. I also knew I wanted to add some fresh fruit, too. I knew I wanted these little gelatin bites to be more dense than typical "jello." So, armed with ideas and my cute little helper, I set out to make these yummy treats. I was so surprised and excited that it worked perfectly! They can be so diverse- change the liquid for a different flavor, add different fruit to mix it up. The combinations are endless!
Here's what you'll need:
Measuring cups & spoons
A small saucepan
Something to set the gelatin in (like candy molds, an ice cube tray, or silicone cupcake molds (what I used)
Knife and cutting board to cut the fruit pieces
• 1c ginger kombucha (or any other liquid)
• 3 tbsp gelatin from grassfed cows (I use Great Laakes brand)
• A few drops of Kal brand stevia (or whatever your favorite sweetener is equivalent to about 3 tbsp sugar. Of course you can sweeten to taste!)
• 1/4 of a peach cut in 1/4inch slices. (you can use whatever fruit you have on hand.)
- Add kombucha, gelatin, and stevia to the saucepan. Whisk together over low heat until gelatin is dissolved and the liquid is clear. Remove from heat.
- Pour into your mold of choice. If using something like silicone muffin cups, only fill them about 1/3 of the way.
- Chop fruit and add desired quantity to each portion of gelatin mixture.
- Place in freezer for 5 minutes to set. (I didn't have patience to wat for them to set in the fridge. but since they are small, I bet they'd still set pretty quickly in the fridge. Set them however you'd like.)
- Eat and enjoy.
(Store in the fridge once they are set.)
If you make these, please let me know what you think!