Sunday, April 14, 2013

Recipe: Lime-Orange Jello

Spring is here in Texas! We had a lot of rain last week, and now there are flowers popping up everywhere. I know Hagen is happy, she loves taking pictures of flowers! 

With the mild heat, we needed a nice treat to cool us off. I was short on ingredients, so went searching on the internet... I came across Whole New Mom's recipe for homemade jello. 
Here's my version...

What you need:
4 Tbsp gelatin
1/4 cup raw sugar
1 1/2 cups boiling water
3 cups cold water, divided
Juice from 4 limes 
Juice from 1 orange
1/2 tsp orange extract
1/2 tsp grated lime rind

1. Put gelatin in a large bowl, pour in 1 1/2 cups cold water. Allow gelatin to soften while water is boiling.
2. Add boiling water to gelatin, and stir until dissolved.
3. Add the remaining ingredients, including the other 1 1/2 cups cold water.
4. Pour into 13x9 pan.
5. Refrigerate until set, about 5 hours.

I would like to try this recipe again, using honey as a sweetener. 

My younger siblings had never eaten Jell-O, it being full of sugar and who knows what! When I put a bowl of this homemade jello in front of them, they didn't know what to do with it!

    Do you like jello? If so, what is your favorite flavor?


1 comment:

  1. Yum! Sounds delicious and my favorite flavor would probably be cherry!