Here's a perfect sweet and sour summer treat you can make for the entire family this summer! Read on to see how you can make this Lemonade Jello from scratch
Summer and lemonade are a perfect duo for me. The freshness and tanginess of lemonade soothe and quench that summer thirst like nobody’s business! I especially love lemonade because it reminds of that one time I sold lemonade in a lemonade stand for a school fair. Anyone remember doing this? It’s a lot of work to squeeze lemons by hand when you have a whole bulk bag. Only later did one of the teachers recommend using bottled lemon juice. Eureka.
That said, it’s so easy to make lemonade once you know how. These days I tend to sweeten it with honey or spike it with booze (just because), but it’s a fun family project you can make with family, too. Especially as we dwell in our busy life, we tend to forget how fun it is to just make a glass of refreshing lemonade and share with friends.
Speaking of friends and parties, here’s one delicious dessert/snack idea you can make for your next summer get-together! It’s a summer classic turned into a delicious lemonade JELLO. And believe me when I say all you need are three ingredients and a microwave to make these sweet and tangy cubes of flavors for the summer.
Ingredients Used to Make Lemonade Jello
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- Lemonade - Lemonade is ridiculously easy to make, and all that's required is for you to mix lemon juice, water and sweetener (sugar-free works, too!) together. Here's one Sugar-Free Lemonade recipe I like by the SugarFreeDiva. You can also use pre-made (storebought) lemonade if you're short on time.
- Sweetener of Choice - You can use sugar, honey, or any liquid or granulated sweetener of choice for this recipe. I used a mix of stevia powder and monk fruit sweetener since stevia alone can make the lemonade jello taste bitter.
- Unflavored Gelatin - you can find these usually in the baking section. I haven't tried with other gelatin but they should work fine. Below is the brand of gelatin I used.
You can also buy in bulk (1 lb container)
How to Make
How to Make Lemonade Jello from Scratch
Dissolve 4 packets of gelatin powder in a ½ cup of room-temperature water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Microwave this mixture until hot, about 90 seconds
Pour up to 4 cups of room temperature or cool lemonade into the hot gelatin-water mixture and whisk well.
Pour the entire mixture into a glass pyrex pan or individual ramekins. Let cool slightly and place in the fridge overnight to let the gelatin set completely.
Recipe Variations and Optional Add Ins:
- Strawberry Lemon Jello - use strawberry lemonade instead of regular lemonade. Here's a delicious Sugar-Free Strawberry Lemonade (Low-Carb, Keto-Friendly) recipe by SimplySoHealthy that I like!
- You can also pour the jello mixture into silicone molds
HOW TO STORE
- Jello has to be refrigerated, and probably not recommended to be at room temperature for more than 6 hours.
- Be sure to use a microwave-safe bowl (preferably glass, like this one)
- Setting time will vary based on the size of the container. If you are short on time you can pour the jello mixture into smaller ramekins or silicone molds so that it sets faster.
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Sugar Free Lemonade Jello Made in the Microwave
- 4 packets (or ¾ oz) of unflavored gelatin I used Knox
- ½ cup water
- 4 cups prepared sugar free lemonade example recipe here
- In a large glass microwaveable bowl or measuring cup (4-5 cup capacity), dissolve 4 packets of gelatin power in a ½ cup of room-temperature water. Set aside for 5 minutes.
- Microwave this mixture until hot, about 90 seconds
- Pour up to 4 cups of the lemonade into the prepared hot gelatin mixture and whisk until no lumps remain.
- Pour the entire mixture into a glass pyrex pan or individual ramekins. Let cool slightly and place in the fridge overnight to let the gelatin set completely.