I have been experimenting with gelatin for the past few weeks now and I am absolutely loving gelatin in every single way! It is quickly becoming a favorite snack of mine and huge staple in my diet. I recently did a post about how I protect my joints with gelatin, so I started getting creative with my jello recipes…I knew you could layer jello…and I thought, you can pretty much make jello out of any liquid…so Orange-Cream Layered Jigglers were born!
I LOVED creamsicles growing up. I worked in an ice cream parlor for summer jobs in high school and I would make creamsicle frappes with orange soda and rich vanilla ice cream. These little jigglers are better than candy, they truly are like mini-creamiscles in your mouth!
Orange-Cream Layered Jigglers
For the Orange Layer:
2 cups fresh squeezed orange juice from organic oranges
3-5 tablespoons raw honey (depending on how sweet you like it)
3 tablespoons gelatin (like this)
For the Cream Layer:
1/2 cup fresh cream
splash or organic vanilla extract
2 tablespoons raw honey
1/2 tablespoon grass-fed gelatin
1. In a medium sauce pan heat the orange juice, honey, and gelatin on medium-low heat just until you see steam coming off the top and the gelatin and honey have melted into the juice. Pour this into a glass pan (any size to create whatever thickness of jiggler you desire) and allow to set in the freezer for at least 15 – 20 minutes (one hour if using the fridge).
2. To prepare the cream layer, heat the milk, honey, extract, and gelatin in the same pan over medium-low heat just until everything is melted into the milk but is not simmering.
3. Take the set orange layer out of the freezer and pour the cream over the top quickly. Make sure it is evenly spread out over the orange layer by tilting the pan and allowing the cream to flow over the top. Return to the freezer for another 15 minutes.
4. Your jello is now set, so cut into jigglers with a butter knife and enjoy! This recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.
**NOTE: my friend made this recipe and the top layer came out harder than anticipated! I went ahead and adjusted the gelatin down for the cream layer so this should equal a smooth, creamy layer on top. But adjust the gelatin to your liking and get some jigglers in your life!