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Apple juice “jello”


I’ve been wanting to make homemade apple juice “jello” for awhile. At a Christmas party,  Moses tried some regular Jello and we were happy that he didn’t have a reaction to it (it’s great to know that he can now have some “regular food” like Jello at parties).  But, Jello contains a lot of extra ingredients and preservatives that I wouldn’t want to feed him regularly or at home (included butylated hydroxyanisole [BHA], adipic acid/fumaric acid, disodium phosphate, artificial colours and flavours, etc.).

We made homemade apple juice jello today. I found a recipe at YummyTummyCooking. It’s ridiculously simple.

2 cups of 100% apple juice
1/2 cup of sliced strawberries (or other fruit — I used frozen strawberries and raspberries since that’s what I had — fresh fruit would have been way better)
1 envelope of gelatin (Knox brand, which sets 2 cups of liquid)
1. Heat up 1.5 cups of apple juice
2. Add 1/2 cup of cold apple juice to the 1.5 cups of hot apple juice and add gelatin stir until dissolved.
3. Add fruit to the bottom of your container and pour in the gelatin mixture
4. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm
Moses loved it. I found it a bit too tart (probably because of the raspberries that I used). We’ll definitely make it again!

6 thoughts on “Apple juice “jello”

  1. Thanks for the recipe I will give it a try also, not sure if Alex would eat jello….. I tried about a tear ago but his food texture issues where far too big, he only wanted crunchy, dry foods. But if he doesn’t want it, I’m sure Julie will love it!!!

    Thanks Janice 🙂

    I’ll let you know how it goes!

  2. Let me know how it goes!

  3. Oh yum. This sounds great. I have to admit, I used to be so “strict” with what I would allow Isaac. He didn’t have ice cream until he was two…had his first sucker this past summer. But now I’ve gone too far the other way. I’ve become too lenient and this isn’t to say he eats a lot of processed food. I mean, we eat quite well, but still I’d like to eliminate some of what I’ve become relaxed about. This sounds like a treat he’d love.

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