Raspberry Jello (made with freeze-dried fruit!)
My children are jello fanatics. Pick a flavor, they will eat it. It doesn’t matter if they use a spoon, if they can pick it up with their fingers, if it has fruit in it, or if it does or doesn’t have whipped cream on top.
It makes dessert easy at home. But the jello found in a box is full of ingredients that I don’t want my children eating AT ALL — artificial flavors, artificial colors, and tons of sugar.
It’s time to take jello into my own hands!
What I came up with was a jello with no white sugar, with real fruit, and no artificial colors. Score!
And it’s pretty easy to make. Double score!
It’s also delicious — sweet and tart at the same time. When I brought it out to be taste-tested by my family, they went crazy and demolished the first batch in 20 minutes! I had to hold them back so they wouldn’t eat it before I could take photos for you!
Jello With Freeze-Dried Fruit??
This easy recipe has just 4 ingredients — organic apple juice, gelatin, WFN’s Coconut Syrup, and WFN’s Freeze-Dried Raspberry Powder. WFN’s Freeze-Dried Berry Blend Powder works too! Raspberry powder is the perfect flavoring for this jello recipe, it dissolves into the apple juice beautifully and adds fiber and vitamin C to the jello.
Freeze-dried fruit also saves money. After all, it is January and fresh raspberries aren’t exactly in season right now. I love that I can have a berry-filled treat any time of year with WFN’s freeze-dried berries!
Coconut syrup is delightfully sweet, dissolves easily in liquid, and is low on the glycemic index. That means it’s less likely to skyrocket and drop your blood sugar. (And less likely to illicit a crazy sugar high in the children.)
Do you avoid boxed jello mixes? I bet you’ve never made jello with freeze-dried fruit!
- Dorothy Butler-Landes