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Sugar-free gelatin

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Your question:
Do you know of any sugar-free gelatin mix that is sweetened with Splenda (sucralose) instead of aspartame? Or how about a recipe to make gelatin dessert from scratch using Splenda? I sure would like to indulge, but I don't do aspartame!

The expert answers:
Unfortunately, all sugar-free flavored gelatin mixes on the market so far are sweetened with aspartame. For this reason, I have developed a recipe for fruit-flavored gelatin sweetened with Splenda or liquid sweetener (such as saccharin).

Bear in mind: Liquid sweetener has 0g carbs, while Splenda has 24g per cup, so if you are going to use Splenda, be sure to count the extra carbs.

Fruit-Flavored Gelatin
Ingredients:
1 packet unflavored gelatin (1 tablespoon)
2 cups cold water, divided
1/2 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon powdered, unsweetened drink mix (such as Kool-Aid)
1/2 cup Splenda

Directions:
1. Place 1/2 cup water in a medium saucepan. Sprinkle gelatin over the water and heat over low heat, stirring constantly until completely dissolved.

2. Stir in remaining ingredients until well blended. Pour into desired dish and chill until jelled.

Makes four 1/2-cup servings.

Per serving: 3g carbs; 0g fiber; 1.5g protein; 0g fat; 17 calories; 4mg sodium; 0mg cholesterol

NOTE: Substituting liquid sweetener will reduce the carb count to 0g.

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