Vegan Jell-O İDeborah Barr, 1985-2015
4-5 tablespoons agar-agar flakes (also called
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
4 cups apple juice
or squeeze of lemon, optional
2 cups fresh fruit
pinch of sea salt
Place juice, agar flakes, and salt in a saucepan.
Bring to boiling point, stirring constantly until all flakes are
dissolved. Stir in vanilla. Pour over sliced fruit. Use berries,
peaches, cherries--any fruit is good. After mixture stops
steaming, refrigerate until jelled. You can pour kanten into a
Jell-O mold or any dish. The more shallow the dish the faster it
NOTE: Agar is a sea vegetable that has no taste. Its
purpose is to gel foods. It is very nutritious as well.
You can use any natural fruit juice without added
sugar and any fruit of choice.
Agar Flakes –
a type of red
marine algae known as agarophytes containing a complex starch that
is used throughout the world as a vegan gelling agent. It is
superior to gelatin in that it doesn’t easily melt, has a firmer
texture, and zero calories. Agar is rich in iodine, calcium, iron,
phosphorus and vitamins A, B-complex, C, D, and K.
Agar soothes the
digestive tract and acts as a mild laxative. It has no taste.
Cream Topping (optional)
Blend 1 cup of the jell-o and ½ cup almond butter in
the food processor until smooth.
Right before serving put a heaping tbsp. of the
almond topping over the kanten. Sprinkle with roasted almond
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