Gelatin Pudding Obsession

Yes, it’s true.  I’ve become obsessed with making a slightly odd thing.  Gelatin Pudding. It’s kind of a cross between the stuff of childhood (J-E-L-L-O) and rather the adult-ish “I have access to Amazon prime and can order grass fed beef gelatin and strange tropical powders and such”.  Oh well, I’ve always loved to experiment and try new things.  And apparently, puddings are the latest incarnation of that.

This is my new favorite recipe (loosely based on “The Shrinker” recipe from Trim Healthy Mama).  It is a creamy, spicy, cool pudding, full of metabolism boosting lovelies like oolong, cinnamon, cayenne and coconut.  There are just an infinite variety of yummy, nutritious, healthy puddings that can be made using the same basic method you’ll see outlined below.  Look for a few more varieties to be posted soon.

Oolong Chai Gelatin Pudding

serves four.  (or one.  depending.)

  • 3 bags oolong tea
  • 1 cup of water, just off the boil
  • 1 tbsp gelatin (I’m using Great Lakes from grass fed cows)
  • 1 tbsp coconut butter (optional)
  • 1 tbsp lucuma powder (optional, but try it!  you’ll like it!)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 ginger
  • scant 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (spicy!  look out!)
  • scant 1/2 tsp liquid organic stevia
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • about 6 ice cubes
  1. Get your blender out, and after the tea bags have steeped for 3 minutes in hot water, add the tea to the blender.  
  2. Get ‘er started, and slowly add add the gelatin.
  3. With the blender running, add all the spices, the sweetener and the almond milk.
  4. Finally, one at a time, add the ice cubes.  (I take the knob off of the top of my blender and drop the ice cubes right down through that little hole.  Saves me from getting splashed!)
  5. When the mixture is slightly thickened, pour into containers or one larger container.
  6. Chill for 15 minutes.  
  7. Use the 5 minutes to clean up your kitchen!  Or go outside and look around.  Or dance with your children.  
  8. Then eat that der-licious, cold and spicy pudding! 

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