Friday, October 31, 2014

Apple Juice Jello

Fridays are Jeffrey's day this school year.  He loves Jello, and picked that for our afternoon snack.  I normally just mix up a couple of boxes each week, but today found myself wondering if there was a better way. 

Google helped right away, and I found this recipe.  I had unflavored gelatin (just the regular Knox brand, not the fancy grass fed brand recommend in the recipe), and apple juice.  You just need those ingredients, warm and cold water, and fruit. 

 Remember those apples we picked last Saturday?  We've been using the juicer and have homemade apple juice from the tree outside. 

I decided to give it a try.  Wasn't any harder than mixing up the boxed variety.  I made a triple batch, to be sure we had enough. 

For the fruit portion, I picked frozen blueberries. 

In order to make it a little more fun, I poured the mixture into individual jars.  Then I simply put the lids on, and stuck them in the fridge until after quiet time. 

The verdict? 

I think our apples were a little too on the tart side.  I normally add sugar to the juice, but didn't in this batch for some reason.  The blueberries helped a lot though. 

I'll definitely be making it again.  Cutting out as many boxes as possible is one of the things we are striving for. Next time I'll be sure to use juice that is a little sweeter though. 

Don't worry--it all got eaten even on the tart side.  Jeffrey approved. 

Have you ever made Jello?

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