Jello is not only a fun food to eat but it’s really easy to make from scratch! This recipe for healthy and homemade sugar free jello is keto friendly, sugar free, clean, and healthy! With wholesome ingredients, this natural and keto jello is the perfect treat to make for your little ones. Delicious on it’s own or in recipes like my keto strawberry pretzel salad!
Why Should You Make Your Own Keto Jello?
Picking up a box of jello mix for 50 cents is so quick and practical, why would you want to make your own? If you’re trying to clean up your food ingredients then boxed jello mix, even the sugar free versions, are not something you’ll want to include. They contain artificial dyes, artificial flavorings, sugar or artificial sweeteners, and loads of preservatives. Making homemade jello that is healthy is incredibly easy, tastes infinitely better, and doesn’t include harmful ingredients that can jeopardize your overall wellness.
Is it Hard to Make Homemade Jello?
Not at all! This homemade sugar free jello recipe only requires 3 ingredients plus water! And while this is a keto jello recipe, it can easily fit into other diets like paleo. All you will need to make this sugar free jello is:
- Sauce pan
- Fine mesh sieve (strainer)
- Large bowl or baking dish
What is in this Sugar Free Jello?
This homemade jello recipe is made up of frozen fruit, allulose, gelatin, and water.
Can Fresh Fruit Be Used Instead of Frozen?
Frozen fruit is used in this recipe for a couple of reasons. It is easily available year round and guaranteed to be fresh. Plus, frozen fruit is often times less expensive than fresh and still packs the same amount of nutrients as fresh fruit.
Fresh fruit may be substituted if needed. However, if your fruit does not yield 2 cups of liquid post straining you will need to supplement with more water.
How To Make Sugar Free Jello Keto Friendly
To make this keto jello, start by blending up the frozen fruit until it resembles crushed ice. Cook it down in a sauce pan with allulose and water until it begins to boil. Strain the fruit mixture through a fine mesh sieve to remove any seeds or pulp. (This makes a fabulous jam!) Dissolve gelatin into cold water and combine the gelatin mixture with the fruit mixture. Pour the jello mixture into a glass dish, bowl, or similar and chill for a few hours until set!
What Kind of Gelatin is Best for this Recipe?
Any kind of plain gelatin will work for this recipe. For a high quality gelatin that is grass-fed, pasture raised, non-GMO then I recommend this product. If you have tried my keto cranberry jelly recipe, I used the same gelatin there. Gelatin has many health benefits that I also discuss in that post!
What is Allulose?
For best results in this recipe, allulose is the recommended sweetener that is zero calorie and keto friendly. It behaves the most like sugar in cooking and baking and will not crystallize like monkfruit or erythritol. You can use monkfruit or erythritol but you will need to make sure it is completely dissolved in the hot fruit mixture before adding to the gelatin and chilling.
Other Variations of this Homemade Keto Jello
While this recipe used organic mixed berry fruit, you could also try it with:
- Cherries (pits removed)
Use this Keto Jello Recipe to Make Keto Gummies (Fruit Snacks)
This recipe can easily be converted into homemade keto gummies or fruit snacks. Follow all of the same steps except use twice as much gelatin and dissolve the gelatin directly into the hot fruit mixture (no extra water). Let it set the same amount of time and when it’s done, it will be just like a fruit snack consistency. You can even get cute silicone molds on Amazon to make them fun for kids!
Turn this Recipe into a Learning Lesson for Kids
I am an ardent supporter of getting kids in the kitchen early. They can learn about science, math, foster creativity, and create lasting memories just by whisking an egg, stirring the batter, or dissolving gelatin in water. This recipe is a great way to introduce your kids to the following principals:
- Measuring– brings math to life by practicing fractions and measurements
- Changes in matter– watch a solid turn into a liquid and a liquid turn back into a solid
- Nutrition– discuss how this treat is actually healthy fuel for our brains and bodies
- Patience– a fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5:22)
- 2 cups frozen berries
- 1 1/3 cup allulose
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 ounce gelatin + 1 cup water
- Add the frozen fruit to a blender and blend until it resembles crushed ice. Transfer to a small sauce pan.
- Add the sweetener and 1 cup of water.
- Over medium heat, bring the fruit mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Make sure that the sweetener dissolves completely.
- Once a boil is reached, turn off the heat. Place a fine mesh strainer over a large measuring cup. Pour the fruit mixture into the strainer and use a spoon to stir the fruit as it is pushed through the strainer. This may take up to 5 minutes.
- All of the fruit has been strained when there is 2 cups of liquid in the measuing cup and a jam like substance left in the strainer.
- In a seperate measuring cup, dissolve the gelatin into cold water. Pour the gelatin mixture into the fruit mixture and stir well.
- Pour the unset jello mixture into any dish, bowl, casserole dish, etc. Any size will work.
- Carefully place in the refigerator. Let set until firm about 3 hours.
To use monkfruit: adjust amount to 1 cup granular monkfruit
To use organic cane sugar: adjust amount to 1 cup
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Nutrition Information:Yield: about 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 29Total Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 37.4gNet Carbohydrates: 3.1gFiber: 33.3gSugar: 2.5gProtein: 2.6g