Family Friendly Fridays ~ Finally A Jello That Is Good For You!

  • Author: Halle Cottis
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: american


Who knew that jello could be so good for you. Read about all the amazing benefits of gelatin, you might be surprised!


  • 1 tbsp grass fed gelatin (Great Lakes Gelatin is what i recommend, link to website is below this recipe)
  • 1/2 cup cold filtered water
  • 2 heaping cups of frozen or fresh berries
  • 3/4 cup water (may vary)
  • 1/41/3 cup rapadura (unrefined organic whole cane sugar)


  1. Place 1 tbsp of gelatin in a bowl with a 1/2 cup of cold water. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes, and allow the gelatin to soften.
  2. Over medium heat, place the berries in a small saucepan. Heat slowly and press the fruit down with a potato masher as it is cooking down. Bring to a slight simmer (but not a boil) and remove from heat.
  3. Strain fruit through a sieve or fine mesh sifter. Cheese cloth could also be used. You should have 3/4 cup of puree left once you are through. If you do not want to strain it then you will most likely have 1 1/2 cup fruit puree left. You want to have a total liquid of 1 1/2 cups including your sweetener. Add enough water to this mixture to make 1 1/2 cups liquid (in my case I only had 3/4 cup strained fruit so I will add 3/4 cup water to make it 1 1/2 cup total liquid).
  4. Return back to stove and bring back to slight simmer.
  5. Add sugar and stir until dissolved, about 1 minute.
  6. Stir in the softened gelatin and stir until dissolved and combined, about 1 minute.
  7. Pour into your favorite jello mold or a glass pyrex dish.
  8. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving