Not Your Mama's Jello
Choose a storage container such as a mason jar or bowl with a tight-fitting lid. Add about ½ C juice to the container and sprinkle with gelatin powder. Whisk together to combine, allowing to sit for5 minutes to bloom. It should look like sludge.
While the gelatin is blooming, pour the remaining juice into a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat until almost boiling.
Remove from heat and pour into gelatin container (make sure your gelatin has bloomed first!). Stir in sweetener (if using) and whisk well to dissolve.
Allow to cool for a bit, cover, and refrigerate about 4 hours or until set.
*Use fruit in the juicer (strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, watermelon). Put the pulp through an extra time. Add about ¼ C of water to achieve the total 2 cups of juice. You can also use pre-made juices such as peach, passion fruit, guava, cranberry/pomegranate etc–just avoid any citrus as it will inhibit the gelatin from blooming properly. Real juices will result in a cloudy-looking finished product, but that’s fine!
**Granulated sugars such as coconut can be used here, but they can be more difficult to dissolve and affect the finished texture. You can also use honey, but it has a prominent flavor.