Jell-O was invented in 1897 and has continued to gain popularity as one of America's favorite desserts ever since. According to Kraft Foods, the dessert became so popular that it was served as a welcome gift to immigrants at Ellis Island in the early 1900s. Today, Americans enjoy more than 150 different Jell-O products, including many sugar-free varieties. Health-conscious cooks can easily substitute sugar-free Jell-O in any recipe to cut back on the sugar and calories without sacrificing taste.
Things You'll Need
- Sugar-free Jell-O
Purchase the ingredients needed for the Jell-O recipe that you want to make.
Prepare the recipe as directed, substituting one box of sugar-free Jell-O for every box of regular Jell-O.
No other alterations to the recipe are needed.
Tips & Warnings
- Most grocery stores only carry 0.3 oz. packages of sugar-free Jell-O. However, in some areas, you can find 0.6 oz. packages. One 0.6 oz package of sugar-free Jell-O equals two 3 oz. packages of regular Jell-O. To substitute the sugar-free Jell-O properly, either double all other ingredients in the recipe to make two desserts, or use only half of the sugar-free Jell-O in the 0.6 oz. package.
- Make sure to use the same flavor of sugar-free Jell-O as called for in the recipe to ensure the flavor of the recipe is not altered by your substitution.
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