Isn’t it refreshing to have fruit for dessert? Just cut up fruit tossed in freshly whipped cream is fun. Or, make a gelatin salad in a plain dish or in a festive mold! This is how we make “jell-o” at our house.
Sprinkle 4 packets of unflavored gelatin, or your choice of plain gelatin, over 1 cup water and set aside for 5 minutes. (Each packet is 2 1/2 tsp’s)
Make a pitcher of 100% whole juice (or use homemade juice). We used grape juice in this recipe. Pour 6 cups juice into 9″ X 13″ pan.
Heat gelatin and water on low for about 5 minutes until gelatin is dissolved.
Add gelatin mixture to juice and stir.
Add fruit; 1/2 cup of each, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and one sliced banana.
Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours.
Whip cream and add 2 Tbs honey and 1 tsp vanilla.
Spread over firm gelatin.
It’s a sweet treat that just tastes like fruit, without all the added sugar, artificial colors and artificial flavors!
Experiment with juice flavors and fruits! Our two favorites are freshly pressed apple juice with bananas and grape juice with berries.
Hint: If you plan to use a mold, decrease the juice to 5 cups so that your salad will hold it’s shape.