Prepare delicious and healthy jellies at home

The gelatins that we propose in this article are totally natural, they have a delicious flavor and many healthy properties. Discover them and surprise the whole family with these desserts so colorful and original.

Conventional gelatins

If a product is made from ingredients that are healthy, why not label them and name them clearly? In the case of conventional gelatins, The substance that makes it possible to prepare the food comes, in most cases, from derivatives of fish or skin or bones of animals , Especially of the pig.

These jellies are also made with colorful colors to draw attention to their flavors, which are also totally artificial.

To make matters worse, its sweetness is the consequence of significant amounts of White sugar .

In this article we propose to elaborate at home jellies with ingredients 100% natural, curdled with the healthy seaweed agar-agar.

Gelatines are an ideal choice for breakfast and snacks for the whole family. , But in these recipes you will see how you can also surprise your guests with an original dessert.

Gelatinas George M. Groutas

The agar-agar

Here are the properties of this seaweed:

  • It is a very Satiating , Ideal for slimming diets.
  • It favors the intestinal transit of natural way and is highly recommended in cases of constipation.
  • Reduces blood triglyceride and cholesterol levels.
  • It is a depurative food that helps eliminate Toxins .
  • It is rich in vitamins and minerals, including magnesium and folic acid.

We can buy it in herbalists, dieticians and natural products stores.

The most comfortable format is powder, but we can also find it in strips.

Cooking with agar-agar

When preparing desserts, agar-agar has the great advantage of allowing us to find the right point of the texture. If we add a little amount, we will get a creamier dessert, similar to a compote, while, if we add more, its texture will become harder and harder.

In the following recipes we propose the usual proportion for a consistent gelatinous texture: For a liter of liquid we will need about 10 grams of agar-agar.

The procedure for cooking it is always the same:

  1. We mix it in cold with the liquid that we are going to use (juice, milk, vegetable drink, water, etc.).
  2. We put it to simmer, while stirring from time to time with a wooden spoon.
  3. When it gives the first boil, we wait two minutes and we extinguish the fire.
  4. We will divide it in the chosen recipients and, when they are lukewarm, we will keep in the refrigerator so that they finish curdling.

Hedonistin agar agar

Coconut, pineapple and vanilla gelatin

This gelatin with tropical flavor is very nutritious and refreshing.

Ingredients for 5 servings:

  • ½ Â liter of milk coconut .
  • 150 grams of natural or canned pineapple.
  • Vanilla extract.
  • 5 grams of agar-agar.


  1. We will dissolve agar-agar in coconut milk.
  2. We will add the vanilla extract and the pineapple in very small pieces.
  3. We will sweeten to our liking.
  4. We will cook and follow the general instructions.

Banana and Cocoa Gelatin


This gelatin is very energetic and likes to old and young. It is a very healthy way to eat chocolate.

Ingredients for 5 servings:

  • ½ liter of water, milk or vegetable drink.
  • 2 very ripe bananas.
  • One tablespoon (15 grams) of cocoa powder.
  • One tablespoon rasp (10 grams) of cinnamon powdered.
  • 5 grams of agar-agar.


  1. We will dissolve the agar-agar in the chosen beverage.
  2. Add the crushed mature bananas with a fork, cocoa and cinnamon.
  3. We will sweeten to our liking.
  4. We will cook and follow the general instructions.

Fruit and ginger gelatin


This gelatin is very colorful and tasty, and it is a very original dessert for when we have guests.

Ingredients for 5 servings:

  • ½ liter of fruit juice (orange, pineapple, etc.).
  • 200 grams of fruit to our taste.
  • 5 cherries or candied cherries.
  • One tablespoon (10 grams) of ginger powdered.
  • 5 grams of agar-agar.


  1. We will dissolve the agar-agar in the juice.
  2. We will add the cut fruits into very small pieces and the ginger powder.
  3. We will sweeten (if necessary).
  4. We will cook and follow the general instructions.
  5. When we serve the still hot preparation in the containers, we will add a cherry or confit cherry in each gelatine.

This recipe also looks very nice in a large mold of flan.

Images courtesy of George M. Groutas, Spinstah and hedonistin.

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