Combine healthy fruits with fun gelatin in gelatin fruit salads. It’s a way to get children to eat more fresh fruit. Cut the fruit into small pieces or use small berries. Contrast or color and flavor blends of fruit with the color and flavor of gelatine. Make salads colors and flavors to match the season. For example, for the Fourth of July calls for blueberries, strawberries and whipped cream.
The packaged commercial gelatin products are made with artificial flavors and lots of sugar. They are convenient and almost never fail when you follow the instructions. Extensive commercial products by replacing cold water for fruit juice when preparing the product. Another alternative is to use gelatin in place of a commercial product and reducing the amount of sugar in half. Still have a fresh fruit salad and fruit juice because of the candy.
Give your fruit salad a double dose of fruit. Fruit puree used to replace the cold water in a commercial gelatin product. The resulting gel is thicker than if you used water or juice. Leave the set gelatin until it has the consistency of jam or jelly. Add sliced fruit or berries. The fruit is not deposited on the bottom or floats to the top, but is distributed evenly throughout the salad. Kids will love the Jigglers. It is made with 1 1/2 cups boiling water and two packs of 8 servings of commercial gelatin product. Add 1 cup fruit puree when the gelatin mixture has cooled, but not set. Cut fruit shapes with cookie cutters when the mixture has settled completely. The Jigglers will be firmer than regular gelatin.
The layers of gelatin, fruit and cream parfait glasses shine on. Start with a layer of gelatin prepared in the bottom of the cup . When this layer has been established, add the fruit at the top and covered with additional gelatin in a flavor and a different color. Wait until the fruit and gelatin layer are firm. Finish with whipped cream or dessert filling. Try to mix the filling into gelatin to have a creamy layer also nods like jelly.
Do not use fresh pineapple, gelatin will not set. Use canned pineapple. Do not use more than the recommended amount of liquid. If using fruit juice, subtracts the amount of juice in the amount of water the recipe calls for. Dip apples, pears, peaches and bananas in a mixture of 1 part lemon juice and 1 part water to maintain a fresh and not turning brown. Small children can choke on whole grapes. Cut them in half.