This recipe uses natural fruit juice, chia seeds and gelatin. Its so much healthier than the packet Jello. Its easy to make and is a novel dessert, especially in the warmer weather.
4 cups of good quality, unsweetened fruit juice (my choices – apple, orange or pomegranate)
1 and a half – 2 tablespoons gelatin – 2 tablespoons gives a firm set
1 and a half tablespoons of black or white chia seeds
sweetener of choice if desired
Put the chia seeds into 2 cups of fruit juice, stir occasionally to prevent them sticking together.
Heat the remaining two cups of the juice on the stove and bring to a boil.
Pour into a medium size bowl and gradually add the gelatin, stirring for one minute until the gelatin is thoroughly dissolved.
Add the rest of the juice/chia seed mix. Stir occasionally until the chia seeds stay evenly dispersed through the fruit juice. Chill until set – allow at least 1 hour
I like the look of white chia seeds and apple juice. The white seed look a bit like bubbles and the overall impression is like a solid champagne.
On the other hand, the red pomegranate or berry juice with black chia seeds is very dramatic.