Sweet yet tangy, this delicious citrus gelatin was inspired by my orange lemonade. My kids really liked it, despite the fact that the sour notes took them by surprise on the first bite. I found it really refreshing. Plus, I love how rich in vitamin C it is!
I had been planning on making a gelatin based on my orange lemonade when I noticed a pin on Pinterest using orange Jello cubed and put in half of a orange peel (scraped of all the pithy stuff). It was a “pot o’ gold” for St Patrick’s Day!
I thought it was a really cute idea, so tried out the lemon peel bowls, and also used my silver sugar bowl as a “pot” (as shown in the first picture). My little people really like food being presented like this.
For a more traditional St. Patrick’s day meal, why not try this delicious Dublin Coddle. I really like Irish Soda Bread too. I have a soaked whole wheat version here, a dairy-free version here, and one topped with bacon here!
As always, I recommend using a high quality gelatin such as Great Lakes Unflavored Gelatin.
- 1 cup orange juice (freshly squeezed is always nice)
- ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- ½ cup filtered water
- 1 tablespoon gelatin (can increase amount up to double for a firmer gelatin)
- ¼ cup honey (see note above)
- Pour water into a small pot. Sprinkle gelatin over the water and let sit for five minutes. Add honey and heat over medium heat until the gelatin has dissolved and the honey is liquified.
- In a heat safe bowl, whisk the honey gelatin mixture with the juices until combined. You can pour into individual ramekins, or you can pour into a small pan, such as a 8-by-8 inch glass pan. Cover and refrigerate until set (at least several hours).
- To serve, cut into large squares and serve, or cube, and spoon out into small bowls.