Keto jello, you say?! Yes! This keto jello is low carb, real food and takes just 5 ingredients! If you have ever bought jello from the grocery store, you know that real food isn’t really part of the ingredient list on the side of that box. Now you can have jello without the guilt with this sugar free jello recipe.
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Keto Mixed Berry Jello
Jello is really good for many things. It’s tasty and makes a great dessert, but it’s also a great food choice for anyone dealing with a health issue, recovering from surgery, have a sore throat, etc. If you have ever been in the hospital for anything, you probably noticed that jello is one of the food options that you almost always get.
What is Needed to Make Keto Jello?
Making homemade jello does take a few steps, but trust me, knowing you are eating a real food treat like this, is worth it! Make sure you have the following supplies on hand along with the ingredients (listed below) to make your own delicious keto jello:
How to Make Keto Jello
Place the frozen blueberries and strawberries into a blender or food processor, and pulse until broken down into small pieces.
Add the mixture to a saucepan over medium heat, and stir in the sugar substitute. Simmer until the mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes, and remove from the heat.
Pour the mixture carefully through a sieve and into a measuring cup.
When all of the liquid has been drained from the berries, fill the measuring cup up the rest of the way to the 2 cup mark with water. Taste and add more sugar substitute if desired.
In a bowl, stir together the 1 cup of water and gelatin powder.
Pour the berry mixture into the gelatin mixture, and whisk to combine well.
Layer the mixture into a loaf pan, and place into the fridge for several hours until completely set.
Slice the Jello into cubes and serve.
Can You Eat Jello on Keto?
You cannot eat typical jello on keto. A huge amount of jello has tons of sugar included in it so the carb count is far too high to make it low carb friendly. And I'd even stay away from the "sugar free" jello because the ingredients are pretty awful.
Regular jello has roughly 17 grams of carbs, while this keto jello has just 6 net carbs per serving.
This recipe makes 8 servings.
How Long Does it Take to Make Keto Jello?
The prep and cook time on this sugar free jello is less than a half an hour! It will take several hours to set in the refrigerator, but the actual work time is much less.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 to 15 minutes
Does this Sugar Free Jello Taste Like the Real Thing?
This keto jello does taste like the real thing! As a matter of fact, I would argue that it actually tastes better. Knowing that it is made with real fruit, makes it so much better than the packaged stuff that is flavored with who knows what.
Is it Difficult to Make Homemade Sugar Free Jello?
I know it seems tempting to buy a box of sugar free jello from the store (it’s so cheap!), but trust me. This one is very easy to make! Plus, knowing that you aren’t filling your body with artificial colors, flavors and other ingredients that can jeopardize your overall health is worth it!
Tips for Making the Best Keto Jello
Follow these tips to be sure that your jello turns out as perfectly as possible:
Allow 4 to 6 hours to Chill
I like to make this really quickly in the morning and then place it in the fridge to enjoy for dessert in the evening! I know it’s difficult to wait, but if you have to head to work or to run errands anyway, you may as well take that time to be chilling your jello!
Taste Test It
Well if this isn’t just the best tip! Before you place your jello in the fridge to chill, be sure and taste test it to be sure it suits your preference and you don’t need to add any more sugar substitute, etc.
Use a Smooth Sided Loaf Pan
I know it’s tempting to use a foil pan, but jello will work much better in a smooth sided loaf pan. In order to get those straight, yet wiggly sides, you need a straight sided pan.
What Can You Top This Jello With?
Keto Whipped Cream
I personally love keto jello by itself, but if you prefer to add some toppings, you should definitely try this keto whipped cream! It tastes delicious and pairs wonderfully with jello.
If you are a coconut fan, you will love these colorful food “sprinkles.” They will add a fun, confetti look to your jello.
Fresh Fruit is another great topping option for your keto jello! I like the idea of topping this jello with the same fruit that it is made with, so break out some sliced strawberries and blueberries! YUM!
- 16 ounces frozen strawberries
- 6 ounces frozen blueberries
- 1 cup low carb granulated sweetener
- 1 cup water + additional as needed
- 4 tablespoons unflavored gelatin powder
- Place the frozen blueberries and strawberries into a blender or food processor, and pulse until broken down into small pieces.
- Add the mixture to a saucepan over medium heat, and stir in the sugar substitute.
- Simmer until the mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes, and remove from the heat.
- Pour the mixture carefully through a sieve and into a measuring cup.
- When all of the liquid has been drained from the berries, fill the measuring cup up the rest of the way to the 2 cup mark with water. Taste and add more sugar substitute if desired.
- In a bowl, stir together the 1 cup of water and gelatin powder.
- Pour the berry mixture into the gelatin mixture, and whisk to combine well.
- Layer the mixture into a loaf pan, and place into the fridge for several hours until completely set.
- Slice the Jello into cubes and serve.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 53Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 8gNet Carbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!