I love concord grapes. They are close to the perfect fruit with their sweet and sour goodness. If only you didn’t have to spit out the seeds… Purple grapes are very high in anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. They protect the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, immune system, inflammatory system, blood sugar regulating system, and nervous system. And there is evidence that they actually turn on an anti-aging gene.
Gelatin is also an anti-aging super food. It is rich in collagen, an essential nutrient for gorgeous skin, lustrous hair, and strong nails. Grass-fed gelatin adds high quality protein, and helps heal the digestion.
You can make this recipe with any flavor of fruit juice. If the juice is not sweet enough add a bit of honey. But what I love about doing it with the concord grapes is that there are only two ingredients and they are both super healthy
- 1 cup freshly squoze concord grape juice
- 1/4 cup grass-fed gelatin (perhaps more or less—play with them and decide what you like best.) I use Great Lakes brand.
- Honey to taste
- Juice 1/2 a quart of fresh concord grapes. This should give you about 1 cup of juice. If you don’t have a juicer, you can squish the grapes and then strain out the solids. The juice will be pretty thick, that’s ok. Taste it to see if you need to add any honey. I like mine very tart so I don’t usually add anything.
- Put 1/3 cup of the grape juice in a saucepan. Whisk in the gelatin. It will be pretty thick. Let it sit for about 3 minutes while the gelatin "blooms," absorbs the liquid. Heat over low heat until it’s melted.
- Mix the gelatin mix into the rest of the juice. Pour into molds. I use silicon molds which you can get from Amazon or any high end kitchen store, but you could also use mini cupcake liners. Or you can just pour it in a 9x9 pan and cut into squares after it’s gelled.
- If you’re in a hurry (and you’re going to want to eat these as soon as possible) cool in the freezer for about half an hour. If you are in less of a hurry, just put them in the fridge until fully set up.