Looking for a kid-friendly spin on cranberry sauce? Try some creamy cranberry jello! It is packed with nutrients and kids will love the taste.
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I’ll be honest. I always skipped the cranberry sauce growing up.
Tart, gelatinous red stuff shaped like a can…not really my thing. I’m not even sure I ever actually tasted it!
It looked that bad to me.
Not much has changed.
Fast forward thirty years. I’m still not entirely sure I’ve ever tasted cranberry sauce. I honestly couldn’t tell you what it tastes like. Even though it sounds really good…assuming it’s not out of a can.
I’ve never made it or served it to my family (though this homemade version from Raising Generation Nourished sure looks good!)
So when challenged by Stonyfield to recreate a holiday dish using yogurt I figured I should try to improve on the one Thanksgiving dish I never even bother making.
I turned cranberry sauce into creamy cranberry jello!
My kids love it.
A little sweet. A little tart. A little creamy. Perfect.
Creamy cranberry jello really couldn’t be any easier to make either.
Five ingredients. Five minutes of hands on time.
I love the simplicity of this dish and that it is very kid-friendly. I also love that you can make it up to a couple days in advance. One less thing to think about the day of Thanksgiving or Christmas!
If your kids tend to be hesitant to try new foods and flavors like cranberry try using these fun Thanksgiving printables.
They can be printed out on a self-adhesive paper and placed on soup bowls, paper plates, napkins and glasses. Cute illustrations can sometimes motivate children to eat, but if that’s not enough, writing out funny rhymes or riddles about food can really do the trick.
They can also be used for labeling each dish so those with allergies know what’s safe.
Are you still finalizing your holiday meal plans?
Be sure to keep cranberries ON the menu this year. Nobody will pass them up in the form of creamy cranberry jello. Not even the kids!
- 2 cups pure cranberry juice (NOT cranberry juice cocktail)
- 1 cup organic cane sugar
- 1/4 tsp. unrefined sea salt
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt or 1 cup whole milk yogurt, strained
- 1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp. grass-fed gelatin
- In a medium saucepan combine the juice, sugar, salt and yogurt. Whisk until combined.
- Add the gelatin while whisking to prevent clumping. Let sit one minute.
- Heat over medium heat, whisking frequently, until the sugar and gelatin are dissolved (about 3 minutes, mixture will be warm).
- Pour into a heat-safe serving dish.
- Refrigerate until firm.
- Serve cold.
- If you like your jello on the softer side use 1 1/2 Tbsp. of gelatin. If you like it firmer use 2 Tbsp. of gelatin.
- You can turn this into finger jello by using 2 1/2 - 3 Tbsp. of gelatin.
- You can add whole cranberries to the jello before refrigerating.
- You can replace half of the sugar with honey. You may need to increase the gelatin slightly.
- You can substitute coconut yogurt to make this dairy free.
Looking for more delicious jello recipes for the holidays? Give these a try!
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