This blackberry sugar free jello salad is a delicious and creamy alternative to the sugar laden concoctions of summer gatherings. It is filled with fresh fruits, delectable fats, and tantalizing taste!
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How to Make Gelatin Salads
Around the mid-west, USA, potluck gatherings are a summer tradition that does not die! We love our gatherings that are filled with food, family, friends, and lakeside fun. Every gathering that I can remember growing up had some sort of Jell-O fluff salad displayed on the food table. It was one of the first things I would grab and one of the only things I would go back to for seconds.
Only problem, Jell-O whipped salads are overpowering with sugar, chemicals, and things that I simply do not wish to place in my body anymore. What’s a Trim Healthy Mama or Keto lady to do?!
There’s a simple solution! Make something better!
The foundation of any Jello salad is the gelatin. You are going to want a sustainably sourced gelatin like Trim Healthy Mama’s Just Gelatin option. If you use Knox unflavored gelatin, it will work just fine, but keep in mind that it is pork based instead of beef based.
As the name would suggest, it is truly just gelatin, completely organic, and 100% beef. To make a gelatin salad you will need one that will set up when filled. A good gelatin will also help to balance amino acid profiles. Because of its hydrophilic nature, gelatin attracts water and will form a healing layer in the digestive tract. A gelatin that is responsibly sourced will be a gut healer instead of a gut destroyer.
Did you know that gelatin is just a form of collagen? You will often find gelatin used in dessert recipes and collagen in drink recipes. This is because collagen does not have the ability to gel up like gelatin does! You can replace collagen with gelatin, but you cannot replace gelatin with collagen. Fascinating stuff!
Have you ever wondered why there is such a wide range of gelatin price options? It’s because not all gelatin is created and made the same. Look for a gelatin that is sustainably sourced and has ultimate purity. Another option would be this one.
Is Sugar Free Jello Keto? Is Sugar Free Jello THM?
The wonderful thing about sugar free homemade gelatin creations is that it can be keto or Trim Healthy Mama friendly. Gelatin salads, without all the other gunk that comes in packaged gelatin creations (you know the ones I’m talking about) can totally be used in a healthy lifestyle.
This sugar free jello salad is made with detoxifying teas and beautiful gelatin that can heal the gut! If you are dairy free the extra whipped cream can be replaced with something more suitable for you. You can also enjoy just the gelatin part of this recipe and omit the whipped cream for a great snack option.
What are Other Sugar Free Jello Salad Recipes?
There are many other content creators out there making superb jello salad options! Take a look at a few of these.
If you enjoy living a healthy carb/healthy fat lifestyle, you may be interested in the new Healing Home Harvest Cookbook- Skillet and Casserole edition. It has new recipes for the entire family! You can read more about my cookbooks here.
Making the Sugar Free Jello Salad
This is going to be a little bit more of an involved recipe, so hike up your sleeves and let’s dig in!
The ingredients you will need for the sugar free jello salad:
- 4 tbsp gelatin
- 2 cups cool water, divided
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1-2 tea bag (hibiscus or another fruity flavor)
- 1 cup blackberries (frozen or unfrozen)
- 1 cup stevia blend (THM Gentle Sweet or Swerve), divided into 3/4 cup and 1/4 cup
- 1-pint heavy whipping cream
- 1 1/2 cups blueberries (frozen or unfrozen)
- Fresh Blackberries for garnish
Make sure you leave enough time for the gelatin bites to completely set. After you fold in the blueberries and whipped cream, I like to have it in the refrigerator for about another 1-2 hours, but if necessary, you can also serve immediately.
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