You can turn any liquid into a syrup with gelatin. Water, flavored water, sweetened water -- stevia-sweetened water -- all convert to syrup equally well with unflavored gelatin. Powdered stevia is about 10 times sweeter than sugar, so it adds no detectable volume to the base liquid. Simply reduce the gelatin's firmness to a syrup consistency by reducing the amount of powdered gelatin to about 1/4 of the amount asked for in the label's instructions.
Things You'll Need
- Measuring cup
- Unflavored powdered gelatin
Measure cold water, equal to the amount of syrup you want to make, in a measuring cup. Pour half of the water in a bowl and pour the other half in a saucepan and set it aside.
Sweeten the water in the bowl to taste with stevia powder.
Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of unflavored powdered gelatin over every 1 cup of water in the bowl. Let the gelatin bloom for 3 minutes.
Bring the water in the saucepan to a boil. Drizzle the hot water into the bowl of bloomed gelatin.
Stir the mixture until the gelatin completely dissolves. Let the gelatin cool to room temperature.
Chill the bowl of gelatin in the refrigerator for 30 minutes; it will have the consistency of simple syrup. Store the stevia syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 5 days, or until it develops a film on top.