Creamy Cherry Jello

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From: EatingWell Magazine May/June 2010

Here we flavor plain gelatin with 100% cherry juice, and stir in creamy yogurt and fresh cherries to make a special treat. Experiment with other fruit juice and fruit combinations.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 cups unsweetened 100% black cherry juice, divided
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1-2 tablespoons superfine sugar (see Note)
  • 1 6-ounce container (2/3 cup) nonfat cherry or vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup halved or chopped pitted fresh cherries or thawed and drained frozen cherries

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  1. Place 1/2 cup cherry juice in a medium bowl. Sprinkle gelatin on top and let stand for 1 minute. Bring the remaining 1 1/2 cups cherry juice to a boil in a small saucepan. Add to the gelatin mixture along with sugar to taste and whisk until the gelatin is dissolved. Whisk in yogurt until combined. Divide among 4 small dishes or ramekins. Stir 1/4 cup cherries into each portion. Refrigerate until set, about 4 hours.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  • Note: Superfine sugar dissolves instantly in liquid. It is commonly available in the baking section of most supermarkets, but if you can't find it, simply process regular granulated sugar in a food processor or clean coffee grinder until very fine.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 133 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 30 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 2 mcg folate; 1 mg cholesterol; 27 g sugars; 5 g added sugars; 241 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 67 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 29 mg sodium; 296 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate

Reviews 1

February 26, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
great to make with kids! I made the Creamy Cherry Jello with my 3 year old grandaughter. We substituted V-8 Fusion for the cherry juice and some frozen mixed berries I had in the freezer. It was fun, easy, and delicious. This is a keeper for kids and adults.