When I was getting geared up for recovery from my gallbladder removal, one of the foods I prepared was sugar-free Jell-O. I made one batch in an 8×8 dish, and I thought that would be that. Turns out, this stuff is pretty tasty! That, and it has like no calories. For a light, sweet treat that’s not going to break the caloric budget, I’ve started keeping gelatin in the fridge.
This is Strawberry Banana, which isn’t bad, but I really enjoy good, old-fashioned lime. To make these easy to handle without dirtying a spoon and in perfect portions, I use silicone cupcake liners, which you can be pretty expensive. I found a deal on them at Kitchen Collection. If you have a Kitchen Collection near you, pick up a dozen for less than $6.00. With shipping, they’re still reasonable online.
To make them thick enough to handle without silverware, I use one pouch of sugar-free flavored gelatin and one pouch of unflavored gelatin. I boil one cup of water, stir in the gelatins, add one cup of cold water, and then pour that into the silicone molds. I leave those in the fridge to gel, and voila!
While Jell-O has been around for eons, I’m relatively new to this cooking thing, and I think it’s just fantastic that something that’s sweet, quick to prepare, and fun to eat can be just five calories.