We really love jello, but over the years have learned that we cannot have the dyes that are added to this treat. So I have found that making my own jello is not only easy, but it is tasty and much healthier. I use different juices and fruits for this recipe depending on what flavors we want for each batch. You can really come up with something fun every time. We use Knox Unflavored Gelatine to make this recipe. I hope you ENJOY!!
For the Jello-
3 cups of any fruit juice warmed
4 envelopes of the gelatine
1 cup of the same fruit juice cold
1/4 cup of honey
2 can (14.5 ounce)- diced peaches in fruit juice
For the whip cream:
1 pint of heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup of honey
3 Tbsp. Honeyville lemon whipped honey
2 cup of honey whip cream
1-2 cans of mandarin oranges
1/2- 1- tsp.of orange extract
Put 3 cups of fruit juice into a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Take the 4 envelopes of gelatine and sprinkle it in the bottom of a glass dish; the bigger the dish the faster the gelatine will firm up. Take the cold water and pour it on top of the gelatine; stir the mixture until the gelatine has dissolved. Drizzle the honey on top of the gelatine lawyer once it is firm. Add the warmed juice to the gelatine mixture and stir for several minutes until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Drain the canned peaches and mix thoroughly. Put the jello into the fridge until the jello is completely solid.
For the honey whip cream; you will take the pint of heavy cream and honey and put into a deep bowl or a mixer; or the cream will splash everywhere while it is being whipped. Whip the heavy cream until you get for about 5-7 minutes until you get stiff peaks.
To create the layers:
Fruit layer- Take about half the whip cream and put it into a separate bowl. Drain the mandarin oranges and fold them into the whip cream. Then add the orange extract and mix again. We like it to have a light orange flavor, but you can add up to a tsp. if you like it strong.
Whipped cream- Take the other half of whip cream and add 3 Tbsp. of Honeyville’s lemon whipped honey and fold it in.
Take a dish or bowl; add 1/4 of the fruit layer into the bottom of the dish. Next add a layer of jello. Then add a dollop of whip cream on top. Add a drizzle of honey and serve!
- Serve the mandarin oranges by themselves without the whip cream
- Add some diced nuts to add some protein
- Try using strawberry kiwi juice and add fresh strawberries and do kiwi on top with the whip cream