Lately, I’ve really been wanting to cook, but the use of an oven, and the heat it emits into my already-hot house, just didn’t sound that fun. So, I set out to find the perfect no-cook treat to make! When I saw the huge pot of mint leaves growing in my backyard, I knew exactly what to do.
These are like that good ‘ole Jell-O you always crave! But minus all the artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives, of course! They are like the superfood of all treats, with unbelievably healing powers. And man, oh man, are they refreshing!
1 large, whole ginger root, chopped and peeled (about 38 grams)
1/3 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
20 mint leaves
2 cups water
1 Tbs plus 1 tsp raw honey
1 Tbs coconut oil, melted, for greasing
1. Grease a 8½x8½ (or 8x8) –inch baking dish with the melted coconut oil, and line the bottom of the dish with a square piece of parchment paper.
2. Place all ingredients except the gelatin and honey in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat.
3. Heat the mixture until the mint leaves start turning brown, and the mixture reaches a boil. Let it boil for one minute, then remove from heat.
4. Strain the mint, ginger, and pulp out of the mixture, and into a large heatproof bowl, of glass measuring cup.
5. Whisk in the gelatin slowly, until there are no lumps. Stir in the honey, and let the mixture sit until it reaches room temperature.
6. Pour it into the baking dish, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until it jiggles, and is slightly firm to the touch.
7. Cut the Jell-O into squares, and serve! Leftover squares should be stored in the fridge for up to three days (if they aren’t eaten before then!)