Kefir & Fruit Gelatin Dessert

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In my house there is always room for jello, especially when its made from scratch using healthy ingredients. I came up with my Kefir Gelatin Dessert when experimenting with making gummies. We do not use the jello box mixes….ever! Here is a list of the ingredients in boxed jello:

JELLO INGREDIENTS: Gelatin, Adipic Acid  (for Tartness), Disodium Phosphate  (Control Acidity), Maltodextrin  (from Corn), Cranberry Juice Solids, Fumaric Acid  (for Tartness), Contains Less than 2% of Natural Flavor, Aspartame  (Phenylketonurics ContainsPhenylalanine), and Acesulfame Potassium  (Sweeteners), Salt, Blue 1, Red 40. (source)

I really don't need to be feeding this list of ingredients to my children! Especially when it is so easy to make your own. I have made many gelatin desserts in the past using the boxed stuff, and also made the pretty layered jello desserts using milk. I am from Minnesota after all, and here we are known for hot-dishes and jello salads. Just check out this page on Minnesota Culture. So, I decided to make my own version of the Minnesota layered gelatin dessert using my homemade kefir. I hope you enjoy it! It is layered pink and white. I only did two layers to save on time, but you can do a whole rainbow of colors by simply using different fruit juices and repeating the.

Kefir and Fruit Gelatin Dessert

Layer One ~ the white kefir layer:

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups of kefir (I make my own from raw milk)
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup cool water
  • ¼ cup hot (almost boiling) water
  • 2 tablespoons of gelatin powder (use coupon code REALFOOD10 for 10% off your entire order!)
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey

Directions:
  • Pour 1 cup water, 2 cups kefir and honey into a mixing bowl
  • Pour the 1/4 cup cool water into a mixing cup and add the gelatin powder
  • Stir briskly until mixed, it will start to thicken

Kefir & Fruit Gelatin Dessert | Real Food RN

  •  Add the 1/4 cup of really hot water and stir to mix, it will thin out

Kefir & Fruit Gelatin Dessert | Real Food RN

  • Combine this with kefir and water in the mixing bowl and whisk everything together well
  • Pour into a greased jelly-roll pan (I greased the pan with coconut oil)
  • Put in the fridge, covered, for at least 2-3 hours or overnight

Kefir & Fruit Gelatin Dessert | Real Food RN

Layer Two ~ the fruit juice layer

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups of fruit juice (I used mango for this recipe)
  • 1 cup water
  • ¼ cup cool water
  • ¼ cup hot (almost boiling) water
  • 2 tablespoons of Gelatin Powder
Directions:
  • Pour 1 cup water and 2 cups juice into a mixing bowl
  • Pour the 1/4 cup cool water into a mixing cup and add the gelatin powder
  • Stir briskly until mixed, it will start to thicken
  • Add the 1/4 cup of really hot water and stir to mix, it will thin out
  • Combine this with juice and water in the mixing bowl and whisk everything together well
  • Pour on top of kefir layer in the jelly-roll pan

Kefir & Fruit Gelatin Dessert | Real Food RN

Kefir & Fruit Gelatin Dessert | Real Food RN

  • Put in the fridge, covered, for at least 2-3 hours or overnight

Kefir & Fruit Gelatin Dessert | Real Food RN

  • Then cut into cubes or use cookie cutters to make cute shapes
  • My kids just love these!!!

Kefir & Fruit Gelatin Dessert | Real Food RN

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