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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
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

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.


Comments on "Sugar-free gelatin"

Joan Duffie April 02, 2013 | 2:14 PM

I have twice tried to use splenda with a coconut milk panna cotta recipe and it just doesn't set up. I am using 2 cups liquid to 1 env. gelatin and I just get a small thickening next to the serving glass. The first time I tried this recipe it was wonderful the next two times nothing, what am I doing wrong.

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