We are so excited to share some of our favorite gelatin recipes with you. You’ll find some classic ways to use gelatin like our DIY sugar free jello and gummies, but also some unexpected ways to use gelatin in your cooking like Cheesy Biscuits and Chocolate Orange Truffles. All of these gelatin recipes are easy, with an added nutritional boost from the gelatin. So get ready to bake, shake and enjoy these 20 gelatin recipes that you can make with Further Food Premium Gelatin.
What Is Gelatin?
Gelatin is a protein-rich powder, derived from collagen, which contains significant amounts of some important amino acids—such as glycine—that have tremendous health benefits for the entire body. Gelatin is a lot more than an ingredient that gives foods texture and firmness!
Gelatin is the result of the partial hydrolysis of collagen. Collagen, the most abundant protein in our bodies, makes up a significant part of our connective tissues and skin. Collagen supplements have become popular because they can help replenish the collagen we naturally lose through aging. This loss of collagen over time can lead to common sides of aging, including wrinkles, skin that sags, weaker bones, thinner hair and more. Since gelatin is derived from collagen, a gelatin supplement can provide the same benefits as collagen! Gelatin, like collagen, supports skin hydration and elasticity, healthy hair and nails, overall gut health and bones and joints.
How to Use Gelatin
Gelatin is actually super easy to use in cooking! To use as a thickener, simply mix one tablespoon into at least two ounces of water (or other liquids!) and just add it to your recipes. You can add gelatin to smoothies, desserts, soups, stews, gravies and so much more.
However, we do want to stress again that gelatin is so much more than just an ingredient you add to your cooking to get the perfect texture. As we said before, gelatin can offer you the same incredible health benefits as collagen. So next time you consider adding gelatin to your recipe, remember how amazing it truly is for not only the turn out of the dessert, but also your overall health! Our Premium Gelatin is flavorless, so you can add it to virtually any recipe that calls for its texture-inducing powers and numerous nutritional benefits!
Gelatin Recipes to Prepare at Home
Store-bought jello treats tend to be much less nutritious than desired, so we are so excited to share some of our favorite gelatin recipes with you. You’ll find some classic ways to use gelatin like our DIY sugar free jello and gummies, but also some unexpected ways to use gelatin in your cooking like Cheesy Biscuits and Chocolate Orange Truffles. All of these gelatin recipes are easy, with an added nutritional boost from the gelatin. So get ready to bake, shake and enjoy these 20 gelatin recipes that you can make with Further Food Premium Gelatin.
Use Gelatin to Make Healthy Jello and Gummies
1. DIY Simple 3 Ingredient Healthy Jello Recipe
This no sugar added 3 ingredient jello recipe is quick and easy to make and so much healthier than anything you can find in the store! This ready-to-go snack recipe includes grass-fed gelatin (which contains no antibiotics or hormones) and no added sugar. Made with just 3 ingredients in just a few minutes, this recipe is so easy to whip up anytime. And best of all, what is exciting about the recipe is that the flavor is up to you! Try it with lemonade, cranberry juice or any other no sugar added juice of your choice. Enjoy this jello as a healthy snack or after dinner as a sugar free treat.
2. Kombucha Cranberry Jello Recipe
This Kombucha Cranberry Jello recipe is the same quick and easy gelatin recipe we mentioned above, but instead of using fruit juice to flavor it, we made this delicious jello with cranberry kombucha! Kombucha is a fermented tea that contains probiotics, and its benefits include immune system and gut health. Plus it comes in a lot of different flavors, so you can change the flavor profile of this kombucha jello recipe whenever you want. Needless to say, the gelatin in this recipe, combined with kombucha, makes for a healthy and beneficial snack!
3. 3 Ingredient Sugar Free Strawberry Gummies Recipe
All you need is 10 minutes, some sweet strawberries, Further Food Premium Gelatin, a blender and gummy molds in any shape you like… and in just a short time, you’ll have a great healthy gelatin recipe. Using really ripe berries should be sufficient to sweeten these 3 calorie gummies naturally, but you can also add some maple syrup or honey for a little added sweetness. Not only are these healthy nuggets perfect for adult snacking, they’re a healthy option for kids as well. Make a big batch of these Strawberry Gummies to have on hand for snacking during the day or for a healthy no sugar treat after dinner.
4. Immune Boosting Elderberry C Plus Gummies Recipe
These immune-boosting Elderberry gummies are perfect when gearing up for flu season, for pre-airplane travel or simply because they’re fat- and carbohydrate-free and they taste delicious! Elderberry, which can help fight inflammation and infection, paired with gelatin, is a tasty combination for wellness! The gelatin in these flavorful gummies gives you a little protein, plus other gut and joint benefits. You’ll love that they are super easy to make and great for everyone in the family!
5. Sugar-Free Creamsicle Gummies Recipe
These creamsicle gummies are a delicious and nutritious treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth and nourish your body! The full-fat coconut milk gives them a creamy texture along with other nutrients and healthy fat. And the gelatin in this recipe will help your body’s joints, skin and overall gut health. To make these creamy, smooth gummies, simply make herbal tea (yes, you read that right!), mix gelatin in and then blend with the other ingredients. Make a big batch as these bite sized treats will last in the refrigerator for over 2 weeks.
6. Paleo Fruit Jello Stars
This fruity jello recipe may be the last of our jello recipes, but it certainly isn’t the least! In just about 20 minutes, you’ll have lots of fun-shaped jellies that are naturally sweet. Each star is packed with your choice of fruit, such as blueberries and strawberries, and gelatin collagen to give you that protein kick! The coconut cream honey drizzle is the best way to sweeten up this snack and help lower triglyceride levels! While stars are great for a Fourth of July celebration, you can find molds of all different shapes to use for different holidays or celebrations.
Use Gelatin To Make Healthy Desserts
7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse
With this chocolate peanut butter mousse, you can satisfy your chocolate and peanut butter craving, without sacrificing your health! This ultimate comfort food sweet treat is so easy to make with just a few ingredients and a blender. Gelatin is the key ingredient for this dessert’s creamy texture, and you can eat this dessert as soon as you make it when it has a pudding-like consistency or once it’s been refrigerated for a firmer custardy treat. You can mix it up and use almond butter for another tasty, nutty treat. Either way, we know this will be a big hit!
8. 8. Strawberry Balsamic Mousse Recipe
This healthy strawberry balsamic mousse is packed with SO much flavor, thanks to the addition of balsamic vinegar and organic freeze-dried strawberries. Part of the trick of making this treat is the gelatin which gives this mousse the creamy and luscious texture that you will love. The gelatin also provides a protein boost and other benefits, such as helping make your hair and nails stronger. It’s AIP friendly and a perfect dessert for family or friends.
9. Protein-Packed, Low Sugar, Melt-In-Your-Mouth Chocolate Pie
This luscious chocolate tart has two secret ingredients that help to thicken and give this dessert a delicious smooth texture! Both the tofu and gelatin blend right in without any taste, providing thickness and protein too! And did you know that adding gelatin into your recipes provides lots of health benefits, including giving you glowing skin and helping strengthen your bones and joints? This is a WOW dessert!
10. Pumpkin Pie Panna Cotta
11. Chocolate Orange Truffles Recipe
Need a bite of chocolate after your meal to satisfy the craving for something sweet? Look no further than these delicious Keto chocolate orange truffles. These tasty truffles make the perfect guilt-free treat with only 15 calories a piece, and the added health benefits from the gelatin! Gelatin helps to give these truffles a creamy and rich texture, while also helping your gut and joint health. Plus they are keto friendly, low carb and sugar-free! So go ahead and enjoy these guilt free chocolate truffles. We bet you can’t just stop at one!
If you’re looking for an easy gelatin recipe and a dessert that is satisfyingly creamy, yet also dairy-free, you’ve come to the right recipe. Mint Chip Freezer Fudge combines the refreshing taste of mint with decadent dark chocolate to create the ultimate guilt-free dessert. This fudge recipe is keto-friendly, with loads of collagen – gelatin and collagen peptides – to make it the perfect workout treat. You’ll be getting plenty of heart-healthy fats thanks to the coconut oil and coconut butter, a little bonus to this cool snack! This recipe is a must for mint-chip lovers!
Who doesn’t love a glass of rich sangria? Now imagine if that sangria was full of immune-boosting collagen and enjoyed like a dessert? That’s exactly what this easy gelatin recipe can do! Sangria Gelatin Dessert is the perfect spin to your after-work treat. Combine chopped fruit of your choice, along with white wine, lemon juice, water and gelatin, and you’re ready to de-stress! Prep this recipe in the morning so it’ll be firm and ready for you to dig in after a long day. One glass is just 67 calories! Surprise your guests with this delicious dessert and say cheers!
Yes, you can make your own sweet, delicious and nutritious marshmallows. Say good-bye to those store-bought puffs, because once you try this Chai Spiced Marshmallows recipe, you’ll never go back! These gelatin-rich treats are fat-free and dairy-free, and go amazingly with the hot beverages you love: hot cocoa, coffee, and even chai lattes. Of course, feel free to have these by themselves; they’re packed with flavor thanks to the eggnog spice mixture and vanilla! The gelatin will give these marshmallows the perfect texture, so be sure to try this with your morning coffee — without the guilt!
Imagine: in just 15 minutes, you can indulge in a bowl of soothing, delicious fruity homemade pudding. Plum and Nectarine Gelatin Pudding can make for a great breakfast, snack, or dessert, because it’s light, cool, nutritious, and sweet! The gelatin is sure to give you lots of amino acids that can help your overall health, and we can’t forget the flavorful coconut cream and fruits packed with vitamins to really hit the spot! This pudding recipe is full of collagen protein, vitamins and minerals, fat, and antioxidants to get you ready for the day. And did we mention it has 0 cholesterol? This Plum and Nectarine Pudding is great to bring to picnics or barbecues.
Use Gelatin to Add a Protein Boost to Smoothies, Coffee, and Yogurt
16. Cashew Collagen Yogurt Recipe
This delicious and satisfying Cashew Coconut Collagen Yogurt can also be called your gut’s new best friend. Store bought yogurts often come laden with sugar and other artificial ingredients. In this recipe, you get none of that junk, plus 11 grams of protein per serving. This yogurt can do wonders for your gut health thanks to both the collagen and Further Food Premium Gelatin. Even though it takes a bit of extra time to make, this recipe will not disappoint—thanks to its creamy, nutty taste. Mix it with berries or homemade sugar free granola for a delicious breakfast or snack.
17. Simple Strawberry Watermelon Slushee Recipe
This cool and refreshing Strawberry Watermelon Slushee will really quench your thirst, and it’s a cinch to make! The gelatin in this treat gives it a slushee consistency, in addition to health benefits such as improved joint and gut health. The watermelon and strawberries in this drink are excellent sources of vitamin C and include the antioxidant lycopene, which is known to promote heart health and help prevent certain cancers. Just mix all the ingredients in a blender and in just a minute or two, you will have a refreshing and nourishing drink.Your kids will love this one too!
Use Gelatin as a Thickener in Your Baking Recipes
18. Cheesy Biscuits Recipe
At 130 calories and taking less than 30 minutes from start to finish, these gluten free and keto friendly cheesy biscuits are divine! They contain only 4g of carbohydrates (2g of which are fiber) and they will not spike your blood sugar like many other white flour biscuit options. The best part of the biscuits is not only the cheesy flavor, but the added gelatin that helps with texture while providing health benefits to your entire body. Serve with butter or enjoy these cheesy biscuits by themselves. Either way, we think this recipe is a keeper!
19. Gelatin Egg Recipe
This gelatin egg is a total game changer! You may have heard of flax eggs or chia eggs, but have you ever tried making a gelatin “egg” replacement? All it takes is plain gelatin with some warm water, and after a few minutes, your gelatin “egg” will be ready to go. Use this is as an egg replacement in your baked goods. With this recipe, as well as all your other gelatin recipes, it is important to make sure you are using the highest quality gelatin made from grass fed beef, like Further Food Premium Gelatin.
20. Dairy Free No-Bake Cheesecake
If you’re dairy free, this is the dessert you’ve been waiting for! This “healthified” keto dairy-free cheesecake is so good it will trick you into thinking you’re actually having dairy! The gelatin, which we know has a variety of health benefits, acts as a natural binding agent and thickener in this treat to give it that spectacular cheesecake texture. Prep time for this delicious dessert, including the almond crust, is just 8 minutes. Then chill in the fridge, and a few hours later, enjoy this rich and smooth cheesecake! Make it in individual servings so you can easily take this treat with you on the go.
What to Look for When Buying a Gelatin Powder
Not all gelatins are the same. It is important to check the source of your gelatin and make sure that the gelatin you use comes from grass fed, pasture raised beef. Also, make sure there are no other added or unwanted ingredients. Lastly, you should know that not all gelatins have the same taste, or preferably, lack of taste.
Further Food Premium Gelatin is sourced from the highest quality grass fed, pasture raised beef. It is non-GMO, antibiotic free, hormone free, sugar free, kosher certified, and paleo and keto friendly. Additionally, Further Food Premium Gelatin is tasteless and can be mixed into a variety of recipes with added gut, joint and skin benefits. Store-bought Desserts and snack products tend to be, more often than not, full of sugar and other artificial ingredients. Always read the label, or better yet, make your own!
Remember that while gelatin is indeed derived from collagen, gelatin and collagen peptides are not exactly the same. Why choose gelatin over collagen peptides in some cases?
Well, for starters, gelatin causes liquid to gel as the liquid itself cools. Collagen peptides do not do this, and so they will not be helpful for the purpose of giving your recipe that creamy or jello-like finish. This is simply because gelatin is made from partially hydrolyzed collagen, while collagen peptides come from fully hydrolyzed collagen. Since gelatin is only partially broken down collagen, it retains its ability to make liquids gel. Meanwhile, collagen peptides are a very short chain molecules that, while they can no longer gel liquids, are certainly easier to digest!
So, if you’re trying to make gummies, healthy jellos, or thicken soups, smoothies, pies, or beverages, buying Further Food Premium Gelatin is the way to go! Our gelatin has 10 grams of collagen per tablespoon, and additionally, it’s free of gluten and dairy!
Of course, don’t forget: you can surely add both gelatin and collagen peptides to your recipes, especially if you want to give your treat an additional protein boost without affecting the texture it already achieved with the addition of gelatin! These clean and versatile sources of protein are great to combine to give you the ultimate boost in amino acids. Why not use both?
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What is gelatin?
Gelatin is a protein powder that is derived from collagen. When collagen is partially hydrolyzed, you get gelatin. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, making up a huge part of connective tissue, skin, and bone mass. Over time, our bodies’ natural collagen production decreases, and that’s where signs of aging come in. Supplementing with a collagen source like gelatin can help get those collagen levels back up.
What are the benefits of gelatin?
Because gelatin is just hydrolyzed collagen, it has the same important amino acids that collagen has, including glycine! This is where a lot of its benefits come from, like its ability to strengthen your nails, enhance skin hydration and suppleness, nourish hair, and improve overall gut health. Consuming gelatin can also reduce wrinkles and support your bones and joints.
How do I cook with gelatin?
Cooking with gelatin is easy. You can use gelatin as a thickener by mixing a tablespoon into 2 ounces of water/liquid or more before adding it into your favorite recipes. Gelatin is great for recipes that call for a gummy or gel-like texture. Anything from smoothies to jello to gravies can be enhanced by incorporating some gelatin!
How do I choose the right gelatin powder?
When looking for the right gelatin powder, you should check the label for the source of your gelatin. Make sure that is has been sourced from grass-fed bovine. Also, you should ensure that there aren’t another other added ingredients that may be harmful or non-essential, like sugar and other fillers. Finally, check to see if the gelatin product has a taste or not, because this can affect the resulting flavor of your recipes! We recommend Further Food Premium Gelatin because it comes from pasture-raised bovine, is free of hormones and sugar and other fillers, and it’s tasteless!
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