1. Dissolve Gelatin Well
Soften for 3 minutes in water; then stir for 1 full minute after adding sugar and hot liquids. This method ensures that the gelatin dissolves completely.
5 Tips for How to Make Jello Naturally
Creamy Cherry Jello
Here we flavor plain gelatin with 100% cherry juice, and stir in creamy yogurt and fresh cherries to make a special treat. Experiment with other fruit juice and fruit combinations.
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Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cups
Be sure to plan ahead for these tasty desserts. They will take at least three hours total to complete.
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Classic Vanilla Ice Cream
In need of dessert? This classic is sure to please everyone. However, be sure to make it the day before, because the recipe takes 8 hours.
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Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches
You’ll definitely want to make an extra batch (or 5) to have handy in your freezer in the summer. A great way to use up the last of that pint of sorbet or frozen yogurt. Kids will love them too!
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Honey-Sweetened Cherry Pie
This cherry pie recipe is pure magic. If you can’t find sour cherries, don’t fret — it’s also delicious with sweet cherries. The filling has a hint of clove and honey, which gives it a novel flavor.
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Bourbon Orange Chocolate Lady Dessert
This cool and refreshing dessert features crushed orange-scented cookies mixed with chocolate ice cream and just the right amount of bourbon. Give it a try ... it's really good!
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Frozen Maple-Mousse Pie With Candied Cranberries
Don't just stop at making a delicious frozen maple-mousse pie! The addition of candied cranberries makes this dessert so sweet, your guests will surely fall in love.
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Tropical Fruit Sundaes
For a fun-yet-elegant dessert, try topping an easy, creamy ginger-mascarpone mousse with chopped mangoes and pineapple, raspberries and generous scoops of vanilla ice cream.
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Apple-Butter Ice Cream With Ginger-Chocolate Ganache
Folding apple butter into vanilla ice cream is a great way to add elegance. This recipe also adds grated ginger to melted chocolate to make a fast sundae topping; for a more caramel-like sauce, substitute dulce de leche for the melted chocolate.
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Warm Double-Chocolate Brownie Cakes
Brownie meets cake in this fun dessert. Bake the batter in muffin cups so the edges turn crispy and chewy like a brownie, but the inside becomes soft and fluffy like a cake .
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Vietnamese Coffee Sundaes With Crushed Peanut Brittle
Try this sundae, which combines the flavors of coffee and sweetened condensed milk. Shards of peanut brittle made with a generous pinch of cinnamon add great flavor and crunch.
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If you hear the word "Jell-O" and remember neon-red blobs on a school lunch tray, think again. With a few simple steps you can make your own homemade jello packed with fresh fruit and fruit juice to make a healthier and tastier treat. Here are 5 easy steps to help you make perfect homemade jello every time.
Check out the slideshow above to learn the step-by-step process of making jello along with additional dessert recipes.