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Last Updated on December 30, 2022
There is nothing like a sweet slice of watermelon on a hot summer day. Take some of that fresh fruit and make this super simple Watermelon jello recipe
I bought a couple of watermelons a week ago thinking Mr. Bejelly, Little and I would dig into it, but then Mr. Bejelly kindly reminds me he doesn’t like watermelon.
I swear the man is just so dang picky sometimes. It’s amazing to me how many of my favorite foods I haven’t eaten in years because he’s not a fan of it.
Little, of course, is digging in with me and after one melon down, I’m thinking of ways to enjoy watermelon. At first, I think, ok, I can have some with my favorite chamoy sauce recipe but then inspiration hits me and I think – Jello.
Now, this Watermelon Jello jello does have some jiggle but it’s not going to survive being tossed around like the stuff in the commercials.
It is a great fun way to get in some healthy gelatin and enjoy fruit in a new light. It’s also a really simple Whole30 dessert.
- 3 cups watermelon juice
- 3 tablespoons gelatin
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- Cut up a watermelon and place the pieces in a blender or food processor and blend until you have a liquid. Strain the liquid through a nut milk bag and you will need 3 cups of watermelon juice.
- Place the watermelon juice on the stove top on low heat. You simply want to warm it so that the gelatin will break down. When it's warm to the touch, remove from the stove and add the gelatin and mix thoroughly.
- Grease the mold with the 1 tsp of coconut oil and pour in the watermelon juice.
- Place in your fridge and let chill for 8 hours or until set.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 5g
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This looks amazing! Perfect for summer.
How totally fabulously refreshing!
Jello is really THIS easy to make?! Please tell me why I still buy the nasty store bought stuff?
Hmmm, that looks good!
I don’t know if I could wait 8 hours for this delicious treat!
Watermelon is one of the things I love most about summer. Love this recipe!
Looks good, I’m not much of a jello person though. I don’t care for the texture.
Oh, my boys love Jello and Watermelon is just perfect for summer!
It looks good. Where would I find that type of gelatin? I know what it is like having a picky husband – I think he’s worse than our kids.
the boys would love this
How wonderful! My son’s favorite fruit is watermelon, so I know he’d love this, too.
Oh I would definitely try this next time I have watermelon 🙂
You’re so creative! I would never think to try and make my own Jello.
Ohhh watermelon jello sounds amazing.
This looks like the perfect summer treat!
Sounds good! I bet my son would like this.
I love a good jello!
I don’t like jello but I love watermelon, so I may have to try this.
My girls have been obsessed with Jello lately, so I’m going to give this a try since I’ve been craving watermelon like crazy!
This looks super yummy!
I wonder if the flavor would be more intense if I boiled down the juice a bit, but then I would have to remeasure it to know how much gelatin to use…. I had to strain the jello due to very mild clumping of the gelatin. I also added a pinch of salt, a tsp of lime juice, and a tbsp of honey. Yum!
Yum! Love the lime addition, and yes, boiling it down would strengthen the flavor of the watermelon.