Giddy Over a Recipe ?

22 12 2010

I am a very visual person, I like good design and beautiful things. I think that is why I went completely mental when I saw this recipe. I HAD to make it because the results were SO beautiful !

All the recipes I have seen for Stained Glass Jello have used the dreaded and gut-knotting sweetened condensed milk. I carried this recipe around for a week trying to get my head wrapped around a suitable sub for sweetened milk.. coconut milk, soya milk, devon cream … and so on. I EVEN downloaded a recipe to make a diabetic friendly condensed milk which i may try another time. I finally decided to just use good ole evaporated milk, and double the gelatin.

The genuis of this recipe is that is low on ingredients, easy to make (hot water anyone?), and it makes a lot.. so it is good for parties. The sugar free jello is CHEAP, and it is all fun and retro. How could you NOT want to try at least one ? Did I mention the very best part ?.. that it is devoid of fat, and low in calories..SCORE. So if you are heading to a pot luck this year, and have felt like you are junked out this holiday season, take these ! You can eat them until you are stuffed to the gills without doing any serious calorie loading and there is always room for jello !

Broken Glass Jello

4 packages of sugar free jello (or sugar ones if you are inclined that way)
1 box of Knox unflavoured gelatin (has 4 pouches within the box)
1 can of evaporated milk (full fat, 2% at the minimium, I wouldnt go below that)
a dab of canola oil on a papertowel

Boil kettle, and add 1 cup of boiling water to a bowl, add first jello package and mix until combined. Grab your oiled papertowel and wipe the sides and bottom of the 8 x 8 pan. Pour jello into pan and let set for 3 hours in the fridge. Repeat with the remaining 3 flavoured boxes of jello.

3 hours later….

Take knife and score cubes of jello, lift with a lifter out of tins and place all jumbled together in a 9 x 13 pre-canola-oiled (like above) pan
Place this in the fridge in a holding pattern and heat the kettle again. Grab the unflavoured gelatin and evaporated milk.

Mix 1 cup of hot water with the gelatin (all 4 pouches), mix and let sit for 5 minutes. This stuff doesn’t smell pleasant.. Almost like glue ! Strain this goop (there will be some undissolved chunks) into a bowl and combine with the can of evaporated milk. Let it sit until it is cool-ish. You dont want this mixture hot- warm, because if you pour hot liquid onto the cubed jello, it will melt the already solidified jello and make a mess.

Pour cooled milk liquid over jello cubes and mix so all the milk gets into the nooks. Mine set super fast, as I think I let the milk mixture cool too long.

Let this set for a couple of hours in the fridge. Cut into cubes and serve in little paper cups. They look so pretty on a plate, and hold up well at room temperature, unlike regular jello. I was so excited to make these and have them turn out ! I think the next batch I make will be with coconut milk !

Nuts on these are outstanding.. this recipe yielded 40 (5 x 8) squares. Decide for yourself how much a serving size is, nuts are quoted per square (be prepared to laugh) based on 2% evaporated milk (fat will differ if you up the fat content of the milk)
Per Square….
Calories 14
Fat 0.15g
Carbs 0.9 g
Protein 1.6 g

Seriously ! You’ll find me munching on these and a shrimp ring at my next party ! Caloric damage control !!




5 responses

22 12 2010
Emily Gooch

What a beautiful new way to eat jello! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

22 12 2010

I am making this in the morning!!!!

22 12 2010

it’s a good time !! Are you coming to coffee tomorrow night Lindsay ?

24 12 2010

Good times and tasty!! :))

5 01 2011
Stephanie Swoboda

Great material. Thanks for sharing!

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