We were out foraging in the backyard for lamb’s quarter and dandelions when one of my daughters suddenly said, “I wonder if you could eat dandelion Jell-O”. Turns out, you can. So, here’s a recipe for Dandelion Gelatin.
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Have your sunshine and eat it, too, with this dandelion gelatin recipe.
- 2 Cups Dandelion Flower Tea* OR 1 Cup Dandelion Tea Plus One Cup Organic Apple Juice
- 2 TBLS Organic Beef Gelatin (flavorless)
- Raw Honey to taste
- Dash of Turmeric for color – optional
- Put the tea Or the tea/juice combination into a saucepan.
- Add gelatin and let bloom*; stir in to combine.
- Bring to a simmer on medium heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let sit for a few minutes – don’t let it go too long or will get clumpy.
- Add honey and test sweetness until it makes you happy.
- Place into gelatin mold, ice cube tray, glass baking dish, whatever!
- Refrigerate for 4-6 hours OR for better results, leave in fridge overnight.
- *If you’re living off grid and/or without a fridge, get creative with the cooling. It will gel a bit left on its own regardless, but in the warmer months it wont ever really set up without a good temperature lowering.
Notes for Dandelion Gelatin
- * To make a simple dandelion tea, gather 2-4 cups worth of dandelion flowers and pinch off the green backs. Place them in a saucepan and cover with 2-3 cups of water. Bring to a boil; remove from heat; cover and let steep for 2-6 hours. The longer it sits, the stronger the flavor (and the more beneficial for your health), so just taste test every so often. When its done, strain out the flowers and measure the tea for this recipe. Drink whatever is left over.
- You can find organic beef gelatin on Amazon or your local health food store. I prefer these organic brands over Knox because of where they’re sourced and how helpful they can be at building up health.
Dandelion gelatin is great – so cool and tasty on a warm day! But dandelion gelatin isn’t the only thing one can make with dandelions.
To learn more about dandelions, follow these links:
From Joybilee Farm – just click here
From the Untrained Housewife – just click here
Hybrid Rasta Mama – Herbs and Children: Dandelions;
Pixie’s Pocket – Dandelions and Violets, oh joy!;
Here are some recipes using dandelions, just for fun:
Joybilee Farm Dandelion Pesto;
Pixie’s Pocket – Dandelion Flower Infusion Syrup;
Natural Living Mamma – Dandelion Coffee Recipes
Homestead Lady – Paleo Dandelion Cookies from The Children’s Garden
To learn even more about gelatin, its benefits and fun ways to use it, follow these links:
From Learning Herbs – Elderberry Gummies!;
Wellness Mamma – How to make healthy Jello;
Primally Inspired – Homemade Healthy Jello snacks;
Food Renegade – Gelatin: A Healthy Protein Powder;
The Healthy Home Economist – The Crucial Reason you Need More Gelatin in Your Diet.