DSC08921My kids went back-to-school on August 18th, and it took until August 25th for me to get the dreaded, “Mommy, I don’t feel well,” call. So, instead of feeding Little A her lunch, I tossed a tired, cranky and very hungry little toddler in the minivan and hauled it to school.

His illness was mild – tummy pain and a headache – but sensing the possibility of a family-wide stomach bug, I decided to call out the big guns.

Gelatin.

If we were all going to be sick, I wanted to have something kid-friendly and palatable yet nourishing to serve.

As it turns out, I was over-prepared. We weren’t struck with a family-wide stomach virus and everyone continued eating just fine. But we all enjoyed a refreshing, fun treat that afternoon.

(And mama saved one little serving to slurp down in secret the next morning!)

As a reminder, the grassfed gelatin that I use for recipes like this can be found in my Marketplace.

Lavender Lemonade Gelatin
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 cups water, divided
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 3 TBSP honey (or more, to taste)
  • 1 sprig fresh lavender, 4-6 inches or so
  • 2 TBSP gelatin
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan, bring 2 cups water, the lemon juice, honey and lavender to a slow simmer.
  2. Once simmering, turn off heat and allow the mixture to "steep" while you prepare the gelatin.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, mix 1 cup cold water with gelatin and whisk to combine well, trying to get rid of any lumps. Make sure to scrape the sides and bottom of bowl.
  4. Let the gelatin and water mixture sit for one minute.
  5. Using a strainer to eliminate solids, pour lemon and lavender mixture into the gelatin solution and mix well. Make sure you don't have any lumps.
  6. Let cool slightly and then pour into a baking dish, or individual serving dishes.
  7. Set in fridge and chill until solid.

 This post is featured at the Paleo / AIP Roundtable at Phoenix Helix for August 27, 2014 and at Nourishing Joy’s Thank Goodness It’s Monday #88.

13 Responses to “Lavender Lemonade Gelatin”

  1. on 28 Aug 2014 at 1:25 pmCarl Peterson

    Thanks. That looks good, will save the email and fix it when I get home. For now am finishing my two glazed donuts and iced coffee, while at the hotel in Amherst. WHo knew they had a drive through Duncan Donuts right here across the street. P. S. The glazed donut(s) are in honor of my mother. She loved ’em.

  2. on 28 Aug 2014 at 1:29 pmsally peterson

    yum!!!

  3. on 29 Aug 2014 at 9:03 pmapelila

    I’ve been wanting some more gelatin ideas, this sounds fantastic.
    I have dried lavender any idea how much I would sub for the fresh?

  4. on 29 Aug 2014 at 9:27 pmKristine Rudolph

    Oooh, I have no clue! But maybe start conservative taste it after you let the lavender steep, and if you need more then add a but more and let it steep for a few more minutes?

    Check back in when you make it – that would be great info for folks to have!

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  6. on 03 Sep 2014 at 9:43 pmEileen @ Phoenix Helix

    Hi Kristine. I highlighted this recipe as one of the favorites at this week’s Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable. Thanks so much for linking up. Lavender Lemon is one of my favorite flavor combinations!

  7. on 04 Sep 2014 at 7:32 amKristine Rudolph

    Thanks so much, Eileen!

  8. on 07 Sep 2014 at 8:20 pmOf Goats and Greens

    This sounds good, now that I have some quality powdered gelatin I will give it a shot – had never thought of combining lemon with lavender, but trying the combination out in my mind — YES, this would work! I’d probably use a lot less honey, but then again there are no children in this house.

  9. on 07 Sep 2014 at 8:22 pmKristine Rudolph

    Yes, absolutely play with the sweetness of it. I could have added probably another half TBSP and they would have been happy but any more and it would have been too much.

  10. on 19 Sep 2014 at 12:03 amapelila

    I wanted to check back in, I used the dried lavender. I halved the entire recipe because I only had 1/2 c of fresh lemon juice. I used 2 teaspoons of the dried lavender instead of the fresh. My gelatin turned an amazing lavender color unlike your luscious yellow, but it’s great I love it. Thanks again.

  11. on 20 Sep 2014 at 12:16 pmKristine Rudolph

    How fun is that? Thanks so much for reporting back!

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