3 Low Calorie Jello Recipes (Yes, you can make homemade gelatin!)

 

All natural and low sugar jello is super low in calories, and SO easy to make. Even more importantly, of course, is that jello is a delicious and refreshing low calorie dessert or snack! Aspartame laced jello packets are sooooo yesterday (and so gross tasting!)

Read on for tips and ideas on how to use your own liquids and ingredients with gelatin to make your own custom jello. Keep a few servings in your fridge for when dessert cravings strike!

Low Calorie Jello Basics

The general rule of thumb is to use 1 tablespoon of gelatin (such as Knox) for every 16 ounces of liquid. You should also know that the jello (also known as “jelly” in the UK!) should be eaten right out of the fridge. Unfortunately, if you bring a container to work, it will become liquid again by lunchtime.

Orange Mango Low Calorie Jello:

I’m a huge fan of the True Lemon brand drink mixes. They also happen to make fabuLow Calorie Jellolous jello!

Ingredients:

2 cups of boiling water

1 pack of True Lemon Mango Orange Drink Packet (Stevia Zero-Calorie Drink Mix!)

1 tablespoon of gelatin

Directions: 

1. Boil the water.

2. Remove from heat.

3. Stir in your low calorie drink mix.

4. Dissolve the 1 tablespoon of gelatin. Keep stirring and stirring!

5. When completely dissolved, pour into containers of your choice, such as ramekins or even martini glasses. You can also pour into a baking tray and later cut squares of jello.

6. Place in the refrigerator for a few hours until completely set.

7. Enjoy!


Low Calorie Tea Jello RecipeFruit Tea Low Calorie Jello:

Use your favorite fruity or herbal tea (or even green tea) to make fabulous, healthy and low calorie jello…or jell-tea?

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon of gelatin

2 cups of boiling water

4 tea bags of your choice (Tazo Passion Tea is recommended because it is naturally sweet!)

A few liquid drops of Stevia, to taste.

Directions: 

1. Boil the water.

2. Remove from heat.

3. Brew the tea bags for a few minutes.

4. Dissolve the 1 tablespoon of gelatin. Keep stirring and stirring! (If it’ not dissolving, your liquid isn’t hot enough and you may have to re-heat your tea.)

4. Add liquid stevia to taste. Taste it and if necessary add more.

5. When completely dissolved, pour into containers of your choice, such as ramekins or even martini glasses. You can also pour into a baking tray and later cut squares of jello.

6. Place in the refrigerator for a few hours until completely set.

7. Enjoy!


 

3. Low Calorie Coconut Vanilla Jello Dessert

low calorie coconut jello dessertFor a creamier, yet still low calorie twist, use coconut milk with flavoring for a very satisfying jello-type dessert. Almost like pana cotta, without all the calories!

1 tablespoon of gelatin

2 cups of coconut milk (not the canned version, the low calorie carton version, such as Silk Coconut Milk)

4 drops of vanilla flavoring

Liquid stevia drops, to taste.

Directions: 

1. Boil the coconut milk.

2. Remove from heat.

3. Add the vanilla flavoring and stevia, to taste.

4. Dissolve the 1 tablespoon of gelatin. Keep stirring and stirring!

5. When completely dissolved, pour into containers of your choice, such as ramekins or even martini glasses. You can also pour into a baking tray and later cut squares of jello.

6. Place in the refrigerator for a few hours until completely set.

7. Enjoy!

Variations:

As you can see from the recipes above, the possibilities are endless! Get creative!

– Add in pieces of fruit

– Boil one cup of water, dissolve the gelatin in that, and then add in one cup of seltzer water, or use low calorie soda for some sparkle and fizz.

– Make fruit flavored jello, let it set, and then make creamy coconut jello to add another layer to your dessert!

– Use these ideas for low calorie jello shots or shooters!

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