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Jello For Breakfast Is Always A Good Idea

Happy November! Did everyone enjoy their extra hour last Saturday? I know I did…

We had a team building breakfast at work last month and I decided to wing it with a breakfast jello recipe. I had half a big box of Lemon Jell-O in my pantry and a bottle of sparkling grapefruit juice from Trader Joe’s so I decided to make citrus squares. The result was a hit and definitely breakfast appropriate.

Citrus Breakfast Jello

6 tablespoons (one small box or half a large box) Lemon Jell-O

2 envelopes Knox unflavored gelatin

2 cups orange juice

2 cups sparkling grapefruit juice

1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries

Soak the Lemon Jell-O and Knox in 1 cup of orange juice while slowly heating up the other cup of orange juice in a saucepan. Dissolve the orange juice/gelatin mixture into the hot orange juice and remove from the heat. Slowly stir in the sparkling grapefruit juice (there will be quite a bit of fizzing, just keep stirring). Pour into a bowl and let firm up in the fridge for about 60-90 minutes until the jello is thick enough to suspend the fruit in. Stir in the strawberries and pour into your mold to set overnight.

I used a 9×13 glass pan for this recipe as I’ve found that people are more amenable to trying jello if it’s cut into squares. Molds (although prettier) tend to make people nervous. Maybe it’s the jiggling?

Happy Molding!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Yum! Super into the idea of breakfast jello.

  2. Joseph permalink

    Looks great!

    When I went hunting for packets of unflavored gelatin the only thing I turned up was a large canister packaged for restaurant use – I’m not sure how much to measure out to equal a packet. Any advice?

    • Hi Joseph – One packet of Knox is just under one tablespoon of powdered gelatin – cheaper and easier to buy the canister and just measure it out as you go! Happy molding 🙂

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