Treat yourself to a fun and delicious snack with these easy lemon jello cups! With turmeric and ginger, and sweetened with honey, they’re full of anti-inflammatory benefits!
Ever since summer hit, I’ve been all about the lemony things. Most of them haven’t made it to the blog, ’cause I’m too busy eating them to take the time to photograph. Sorry.
Fortunately for y’all the creamy lemon ice cream I posted last week made it, as well as these fun little lemon jello cups. With the added turmeric and ginger, they pack quite an anti-inflammatory punch. This makes them not only a fun snack (what kid doesn’t love jello?) but also full of anti-inflammatory benefits!
Turmeric, ginger & lemon.
Ginger and turmeric are widely known to be some of the most amazing herbs for healing inflammation. But they’re also full of vitamin C, magnesium, and much, much more! Turmeric is full of protein, calcium, iron, vitamin B6, potassium, and manganese. And ginger is is full of potassium, vitamin B6, and phosphorus.
Lemon is also high in vitamin C, helping to boost your immune system and filling you up with antioxidants. And of course we all know that adding a little honey into a treat is a sure-fire way of increasing said treat’s vitamin and mineral content. Right? Honey is full of niacin, thiamine, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, vitamin C & B6, calcium, and iron, to name just a few, and is also full of friendly probiotic bacteria.
Benefits of gelatin.
If you’ve never read up on the goodness of gelatin before, I suggest you start now. Gelatin helps prevent intestinal damage and improves the lining of the digestive tract. Great for anyone dealing with leaky gut! But besides all that, gelatin is full of minerals like protein, copper, selenium, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. It also has the amino acid called glycine, which helps reduce inflammation.
I like to buy my gelatin from Perfect Supplements. This way I know it’s from grass-fed cattle and is 100% non-GMO, as well as pesticide and hormone free.
On the lookout for more kid-friendly, mom-approved, summertime snacks? I mean, you don’t have to be a mom to enjoy them. Feel free to pig out on them if you’re a dad or on your own, too. 😉 These snacks are all full of healthy, nutritious ingredients, so they’re good for anyone!
- Kombucha Lemon Gummies
- 2-Ingredient Mango Nice Cream
- Paleo Poopsicles (a.k.a. fudgesicles)
- Homemade Grapefruit Gummies
- Banana Nut Butter Bites
- Anti-Inflammatory Banana Peach Smoothie
- Banana Avocado Mint Muffins
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Anti-Inflammatory Lemon Jello Cups with Ginger & Turmeric
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 1/2 cup lemon juice (about 2 1/2 lemons)
- 3 teaspoons grass-fed gelatin
- 1 1/2 cups filtered water
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract (optional)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon ground turmeric
- lemon zest
- local bee pollen
Soak gelatin in lemon juice and 1/2 a cup of the water.
Heat remaining water and pour over soaked gelatin.
Stir in remaining ingredients and pour into 1/2 cup (4 oz.) or 1 cup-sized (8 oz.) canning jars.
Refrigerate until set – about 2 hours.
Garnish with zest and pollen, if you want.
What a wonderful, nutritious treat these jello cups are. I never buy the commercial jello because of all the sugar and artificial colour, but now I can’t wait to make this!
Thanks, Colleen! I hope you enjoy them!
I love this recipe. But I have changed it. I used coconut water instead of water. And instead of powdered ginger and turmeric I steeped ginger in hot coconut water. YUM
My favorite go to recipe for lemons and ginger.
Sounds like a delicious modification, CJ! Thanks so much for sharing it with us. 🙂
Such a yummy and fun recipe!! My kids will LOVE these! I’m gonna make them this week. I have all three kids home, and we’re on a unique diet, but this recipe works for us, so they’ll be so pleased! 🙂
Oh yay! I hope you all enjoy it, Megan!
Yes, we loved them! Perfect and so pretty! (Bright yellow!) I’ll make it again soon! ??
I’m SO glad, Megan! Thank you for letting me know!
Wow this is the prettiest lemon jello cup I ever did see!! So easy to make too!
Haha! Thanks, Joni!
Your photos are gorgeous — and you’ve made a good case for turmeric — I could use some of its anti-inflammatory properties after my water-skiing adventures this weekend! Ouch!
Oh boy, sorry you’re dealing with injuries, Lisa! I hope you get to enjoy this and experience the benefits of turmeric! Thanks for the encouragement on my photos!
I agree with Joni…these are the prettiest Jello cups I have ever seen! They are packed with anti-imflammatory goodness, too. Thank you for the recipe!
You’re so welcome, Jessica! Thank you!
OMG these look so pretty! Would love to taste them.
Thank you so much!
Lemon Jello is the best jello but you have made it healthier and better for you. I love this recipe.
Thank you! 🙂
What a great way to kick my health up a notch! Easy and delicious too!
YUM! My little ones will love this!
I hope they do, Amy! My kids sure love them!
These need to be in my life STAT. What a great idea, I will be making them this week!
Haha! I hope you enjoy them, Jennifer!
This is a fantastic idea to make jello, as it is too hot to make the tea right now. I love it!
Jello shots are great but this takes them to a new level! The citrus and the fact that they are healthy and can help with inflammation? Sold!
I LOVE turmeric and ginger together, especially with a little sweetness like from honey. This is such a great snack!
I love how this looks just a like a bright ray of sunshine! Also I never get tired of jello, so it’s nice to have a great healthy version!
Thanks, Kari! It’s a fun, healthy treat!
What a fun and yummy recipe! Lemon flavored desserts are my favorite and I love that this is so healthy too.
Thanks, Jean! I hope you get to enjoy it!
I love this recipe especially when it has jello and summertime. What a way to enjoy healthy and nutritious lemon cups. And yeah, I’m on the same boat with you…busy eating all summer meals, lol
Haha! Thanks, Linda!
It is amazing how healthy these jello cups are. I mean they have so many great features that I can easily see them as a hit in my family.
Thanks, Mirlene! They were a huge it in my family!
Lemon jello sounds so refreshing, especially in the summer heat! They look delicious, too!
Thank you! They are so refreshing. 🙂
I need to try these! I have a ton of gelatin that’s expiring and nothing to do with it.
These will be perfect for you then! I hope you enjoy them!
This was soooooooooooooooooooooo good! Thank you for the recipe.
Thanks so much! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 🙂
3 tablespoons of gelatin will jell 6 cups of liquid. Your recipe would be great, if you adjust the gelatin to 1 Tbl. As it is, it’s a tasty Goodyear rubber tire.
Hahaha. Hm… thanks for catching that typo. ;p Glad your Goodyear tire at least tasted good!
How many servings does this make?
It totally depends on what size jar you set it in. 🙂 You can get about four 4 ounce jars or two 8 ounce jars.
Will this work with fresh cherry juice from my tree?
Oh yes! And that sounds delicious!