This is the second recipe I made from Bakeless Sweets. Jello reminds me of my childhood. My mom used to make us Jello for dessert all the time. If we were lucky once in a while we would make jello jigglers with cookie cutters.
The cashier at the store asked what the heck I was going to make with all of the gelatin boxes I was buying. He said he never sees anyone buy it! It’s a little bit sad. Raw gelatin stinks like wet dog but it takes the same amount of time to make fresh jello as it does to mix up the boxed artificial stuff.
Back when I was a kid they only had a few flavors in the box. I remember my favorite being red strawberry flavored. The lemonade jello is very zingy and refreshing.
The Lemonade Jelly is definitely for a more adult palate. Only a little bit sweet with a strong lemon flavor. Contrast the zingyness with fresh whipped cream.
3/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (from 4-5 lemons)
1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup orange juice (no pulp)
6 tsp gelatin
- Spray a large casserole dish with baking spray.
- In a medium sized pan combine the lemon juice, water and sugar and heat until boiling and the sugar is dissolved.
- In a small microwave safe bowl combine the orange juice and gelatin. Let soften for 5 minutes and then microwave on low on 30 seconds bursts until gelatin is dissolved.
- Whisk the gelatin in with the lemon juice until combined. Pour into the casserole dish and refrigerate for several hours until set. Cut into squares or use cookie cutters to make shapes.
For individual servings and not jiggly squares cut gelatin down to 3 tsp