Vegan ‘Jello’ Back-to-School Treats




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"This treat is sugar-free, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and delicious, as well—it’s the ultimate back-to-school treat!” says Irina Kuznetsova, of Purple Sprout Cafe and Juice Bar.

        “We like to be creative with this recipe. Place pieces of fruit or berries, or edible flowers on the bottom of the molds before adding the liquid ingredients. Use other kinds of juice or even water flavored with lemon or orange.”

Dessert/chocolate/candy molds or a simple pan of any shape

2 cups apple juice (freshly squeezed, if available)

2 Tbsp agar-agar flakes

Pinch of sea salt

Love and gratitude

In a saucepan, bring the ingredients to an almost-boiling point, stirring frequently, until the agar-agar is completely dissolved.

Let chill and fill the molds with the mixture.

Enjoy!

 

Note: These treats will last for one week easily in a refrigerator. When using agar-agar powder, follow the instructions on the package. To keep this dessert raw, blend all of the ingredients until the agar dissolves instead of boiling them.

Recipe courtesy of Purple Sprout Cafe and Juice Bar, 341 E. Dundee Rd., Wheeling. For more information, call 224-223-7133, email Info@PurpleSprout.com or visit PurpleSpout.com, Facebook.com/PurpleSproutCafe and purple_sprout_cafe on Instagram

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