all of sudden, i have too much time on my side. so i decided to carry on with my on-going project, called “do the things that i haven’t done but i really want to do before i die” project. so i made a giant pink grapefruit jello.
it’s made of 2L diet pink grapefruit soda and 4 bars of kanten (agar-agar). it’s 5.5 inches tall and 6 inches wide. originally i wanted to make a bucket-sized jello, but this is still a pretty good size. not bad for my first try.
as you may be able to tell from the photo, it’s pretty dense. you can hold the jello in your hands without breaking it. that’s right. — it’s a tough jello. it took about a day to solidify.
it’s quite healthy as well for a dessert. agar-agar contains no calories but lots of fiber (13g fiber in 16g agar-agar). plus, thanks to the pretty colour of pink grapefruit soda, it doesn’t have the ridiculous colours that packaged “jello” has.
it will probably take a couple of days for me to finish eating this–breakfast, lunch, snack and supper…
i’m not sure if anyone is interested in making this giant jello. but just in case, here is the recipe:
2L of pink grapefruit soda
16g of agar-agar powder or 4 sticks of kanten
(basically you need 500ml of liquid for 4g of agar-agar/ 1 stick of kanten )
if you are using agar-agar powder:
pour soda into a pot and sprinkle agar-agar in the soda. heat the soda mix until it comes to boil. then turn down the heat and simmer until the powder dissolves.
if you are using kanten:
it’s recomended to soak them in water for a few hours before you cook them. after soaking them, you squeeze out the water and tear them into small pieces. add them to the soda in a pot. heat the soda mix until it comes to boil, then turn down the heat and simmer until the kanten pieces dissolve.
pour the mixture into a bowl and let it set in the fridge.