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Pomegranate “Jello”

Yes, there is a healthy alternative to Jell-o! This “jello” is made with agar instead of gellatin, so it is much better for you. Agar is a gelatin-like material made from marine algae. Don’t worry, it tastes identical to regular Jello, just more natural and better for you! This homemade jello is great to serve at parties, especially during the summer, and to always have in the fridge. This recipe makes a whopping 8 servings, so be sure to only have one at a time! I recommend refrigerating them in an ice cube tray or dividing up the 8 servings before cooling them so they are the perfect size for you.


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 16 ounces pomegranate juice (it is important to note that you make sure that the juice you buy is real fruit juice, NOT a juice cocktail or from concentrate)
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice, strained
  • 2 tablespoons agar (seaweed-based gelatin substitute)
  • 4 packets of Truvia
  • 1 cup seedless green grapes, quartered


  • Combine the water, pomegranate juice, orange juice, agar, and Truvia in a medium saucepan over high heat, whisking.
  • Bring the saucepan to a boil. Then, reduce to a simmer and whisk for about 5 minutes, or until the Truvia and the agar have completely dissolved.
  • Transfer mixture to a large bowl (I┬árecommend a measuring cup or a bowl that is easy to pour from).
  • Divide the grapes evenly among 8 cups or ice cube trays and pour 2/3 cup pomegranate mixture into each cup, or fill the necessary number of ice cube trays.
  • Be sure to whisk the liquid before pouring to be sure no agar has settled to the bottom.
  • Refrigerate until set, which takes about 3 hours.