Recently, when I was developing a signature cocktail for Girls’ Night In, a divine Berry Thyme Spritzer, I thought that why not only use Trop50 Raspberry Acai juice in the cocktail/mocktail, but also in a retro dessert that will take my friends way back – a Homemade Raspberry Acai Gelatin.
Back in the day, when my BFF Meowmix would organize gals’ night up in Massachusetts, a visit to this club, The Palace, was always on the agenda and we’d have a blast with some friends of ours dancin’ the night away. Now – the Palace had a few nightclubs within the spot – the typical dance club, a nice lounge and, of course, a more sedate version of a “Magic Mike” room where some of our friends worked. I think the hilarity that would ensue from watching some of my friends and club attendees get a bit tipsy was due in part to our friend Frank’s “Jello Shots” that he would serve at the bar. One of these days, I’ll have to see if Meowmix has a pic from those days but let’s just say, the stories we could tell would have you in tears of laughter.
However, as we were doing a Girls’ Night In, it was all about the mocktail and I wasn’t going to do Jello Shots, obviously, but I figured I’d make a more sedate homemade gelatin topped with fresh berries to cap off the evening. This Homemade Raspberry Acai gelatin kicks any version that you can buy in a supermarket’s butt – and it’s SO easy to make. We’re talking SERIOUSLY easy – so if you want to make homemade gelatin for your friends and family, you can use this recipe as a base and play with it using your favorite juice and add ins.
On to the recipe:
Just two ingredients
Letting the gelatin set in the juice
Dissolving the gelatin into the boiling mixture
Garnish with fruit and a hint of mint – enjoy
Aly M. Cleary
Making your own homemade fruit gelatin is so easy - you just need a few ingredients. This Raspberry Acai Gelatin is perfect for a sweet summer dessert or a Girl's Night In.
3 hrPrep Time
10 minCook Time
3 hr, 10 Total Time
- 2 cups of Raspberry Acai juice, divided
- 1 envelope of unflavored gelatin
- Fresh berries and mint for garnish, optional
- Place 1/2 cup of juice in a bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over the top. Let set.
- Bring the remaining juice to a boil over medium heat in a small saucepan.
- Pour the boiling juice over the gelatin mixture and whisk until the gelatin dissolves completely.
- Pour the gelatin mixture into small dessert glasses and place in the fridge.
- Let set until firm for a few hours.
- To serve, garnish with a few berries and a mint leaf and enjoy!