Homemade jello is such a fun food!
Most of us grew up eating jello, but I'm guessing it was the kind that came from a box.
That's what I grew up with, the commercial mainstream jello in the box. I loved it, most people do! I had no idea about refined sugar then and I certainly didn't know about food coloring.
Have you seen the ingredient list on those boxes? Refined Sugar, Artificial Flavor, Yellow 6, Red 40, BHA ... yikes, there's nothing healthy about that.
Jello is supposed to be a fun snack and if you're consuming it when you're sick, it's supposed to be a nourishing remedy. But there's nothing nourishing about copious amounts of refined sugar, artificial flavors and food dyes.
Skip the boxed stuff and make your own homemade lemon jello instead!
There's really no need to make jello any other way. It's just as fast to make a homemade jello version instead of the boxed version.
Since the boxed versions are not something I will serve to my family, real food jello it is instead!
I usually stick to citrus jello for my family like orange jello, lime and lemon jello and sometimes tart cherry jello. Clear juices is the key - you don't really want to use chunky, smoothie like juices or it won't turn out the way you remember jello tasting. Trust me, the texture will not be smooth if you use a juice that is not clear.
My Tiny Love devours any homemade jello I make, a whole pan of it usually doesn't last more than a day in my home because it gets gobbled up so fast.
Please do yourself a favor and skip the commercial kind from the grocery store and get yourself some healthy grass-fed gelatin instead.
Benefits of Gelatin:
- It's known for helping restore gut lining.
- Known for helping to build stronger bones, build stronger nails and support dental health.
- Helps support hair growth and strength.
- It's known to help reduce joint pain.
- Known to help soothe the intestinal tract. This is one of the reasons it's helpful to consume when you're sick. It's very gentle on the stomach.
So go ahead and treat your loved ones to some fun and delicious Homemade Lemon Jello!
If you want to make it extra special, you can chop up the jello and serve it in a pretty serving dish with a big scoop of homemade honey sweetened whipped cream on the top. Enjoy!
Naturally Sweetened Homemade Lemon Jello
- Wash and cut the lemons in half. Place a fine mesh strainer over a measuring cup or mixing bowl. Squeeze lemons until you have ½ cups of lemon juice.
- Pour the lemon juice and water into medium-size saucepan.
- Sprinkle the gelatin on the surface of the lemon juice (this is called "blooming" and just means that it helps prevent lumps from forming). Using a fork or whisk, stir the mixture and let it sit for about 2-3 minutes.
- Heat the gelatin-juice mixture over medium-low heat until the gelatin is dissolved, about 5-7 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and add the honey, stirring until the honey is completely dissolved. Immediately pour into a glass dish, jello mold, ice cube tray, ramekins or whatever you would like.
- Place in the refrigerator and chill for at least 3-4 hours or until completely set.
- I like to pour the jello mixture into a large rectangle glass dish and cut the jello into square slices. You can also use cookie cutters to make fun shapes for your littles.
- If you prefer your jello extra sweet and less tangy, add 1 extra tablespoon of honey.
INGREDIENTS I USED: I used this grass-fed gelatin to make this homemade lemon jello. I only recommend using a lighter colored honey. Wildflower honey will overpower the flavor ... just trust me on this, it won't taste good. I use a local creamed clover honey. I have also used this light colored raw honey and this honey is great too.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 18Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g
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