Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Gelatin Dessert...

I made up a recipe for Gelatin Dessert...
The reason being that I have been having
 high blood sugar readings,  
and so I have been trying to lower my carbs...
The sugar-free gelatin that you buy 
is made with artificial sweetener.  
I wanted to avoid that by using 
Stevia for the sweetener.  
It is a natural sweetener,  
made from the Stevia plant,
and has no calories!
It is very low in carbs,  too!   
After some experimenting 
with different proportions of ingredients,  
this is what I came up with.
The recipe is pretty simple...

Lemon or Lime Gelatin Dessert

2 Cups water
1 envelope Knox Gelatine
1/3 Cup Stevia
4 Tablespoons lemon  or  lime juice
2 drops of yellow or green food coloring

First,  pour one envelope of gelatine into 1 cup of cold water. 

Stir and let sit for a few minutes.

In the meantime, get your serving dishes ready.
I put mine on a tray for easy handling.

After the gelatine is softened,
put the cup in the microwave
for 3 1/2 minutes or until it boils.
Bring it out and add the other ingredients to the cup.
Stir well for a minute or two until everything is dissolved.
Then add cold water to the 2 cup mark.

Pour the mixture (this is lemon) into the dishes,
cover loosely with plastic wrap,
and refrigerate for 4-6 hours or until it is set.

Each one is about 1/3 cup serving.
If you have it plain,  there are NO calories!
 It does have maybe one half of a gram of carb
from the Stevia.

If you add a little whipped cream,
you do have one or two carbs,
but still very low,  for a dessert.

YUM!  It is so light and refreshing!

The perfect ending to a meal!
I alternate the flavors,
 Lemon this time,  Lime next time.
We love it!

You may want to try this.
Let me know if you come up with some new flavors.
I'm thinking mint or coconut or rum...

I want to add that I am not affiliated in any way
 with the name brand products shown in this recipe.
 They are just what I have on hand,
and how I make this recipe.

'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean


Lady Jane said...

OK girl I will be trying this. That looks like homemade whipped cream, yum... I tried one with just orange juice with Splenda and didn't care for it. It came out really hard set and I didn't care for the texture. Even whipped cream (can) didn't tempt me lol. Well, I did eat the cream... Hugs, LJ

Jean Tuthill said...

Well, the whipped cream did come from a I'm too lazy to make the real stuff. Too many dishes involved! I stay away from fruit juices, too much sugar. I found that 2 cups of liquid is right for one packet of gelatine. I will try using some coconut extract today...we'll see how that goes. Fingers crossed!

Jann Olson said...

Great idea! I was recently put on a high blood pressure pill. I am not a pill person and was not happy, but every time I went to the dr. (which isn't often). It would be slightly elevated. They always said they thought it was just because I was there, and that makes people nervous. This last time he said that he thought that he had better put me on a pill. I would much rather lower it by myself.

Jean Tuthill said...

HI Jan, Lots of exercise will help the HBP... I have to take the pill, too! I don't like it either, but it's better than the alternative! I'm thankful that they have these pills, they could save our lives! Be well!

Jean Tuthill said...

Hi LJ, I made the coconut and it came out sooooo good. dessicated unsweetened coconut, some coconut water, a little whipping cream, water, gelatine and some Stevia. Really, really good!

peggy said...

I was really happy to see your post. I am a low-carber too and eat jello every night. I am always out of it. A year ago I was eating ice cream every night and it has made a big difference. My daughter has a website KetowithKynda and our whole family has joined in this new way of eating. My knees no longer ache is a big plus for me. Thanks sooo much for passing this along. Stopping at Krogers today for gelatin and whipped cream (in the can, Jean,lol).