Basic Gelatin

I love gelatin-based desserts.  They’re a great snack, are nourishing and taste good, and there is lots of room to have fun with them.  A gelatin recipe can vary from gross mixes you buy at the super market (no offence if you like this, it’s just really trashy), to homemade gelatins made from tea, to layered pannacottas with cream and fruit.  This is a base you can use to invent any new flavor you want!


3 cups room temperature water, (or other liquid like juice or milk) separated into two 1 1/2 cup portions

2 Tbs. gelatin

1 Tbs. sweetener of choice (honey, maple syrup, organic sugar)


Put 1 1/2 cups of your liquid in a bowl on the counter, along with the sweetener and whatever else you want. Pour the remaining 1 1/2 cups into a small saucepan on the stove.  Sprinkle the gelatin over the liquid in the saucepan.


You can wear an oven mitt like I am doing in the picture, to protect your hand from the heat.

When it has dissolved, (this means it will be translucent, and crinkly,) turn the stove on medium to medium-high heat, and stir with a wooden spoon, until steam rises off the top.  Pour the hot liquid over the cold and stir.  Let the mixture cool before placing it in the fridge to set.


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