Eat Smart  |  Posted 10.23.14

Fruity Gelatin

Fruity Gelatin

For delicate stomachs and sensitive mouths, a gelatin mold fits the bill, providing hydration and calories. Don't use apple juice or a tropical fruit mix – both could aggravate diarrhea.

Choose your favorite flavor of gelatin and your favorite canned fruit and fruit juice.

Makes 8 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes or less
Total Time: 15 minutes or less plus 5 or more hours refrigeration


  • 2 (3 oz, 4 serving) boxes flavored gelatin
  • 2 cup boiling water
  • 1 (15 oz) can mixed fruit in 100 percent juice
  • 3/4 to 1 cup 100 percent white grape juice or grape juice, chilled


  1. In a heat-proof bowl, stir the gelatin powder and boiling water until completely dissolved.
  2. Drain canned fruit juice into a measuring cup, reserving fruit. Add enough grape juice to make 1 1/4 cups. Stir juice into the gelatin mixture and refrigerate for about 2 hours, or until slightly thickened.
  3. Add the reserved fruit and stir gently to incorporate. Pour into a lightly greased 4 to 6 cup mold. Refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours, or until firm.

Nutritional Information Per Serving: Calories 125, Total Fat 0 g, Total Carbohydrate 30 g, Dietary Fiber 1 g, Sugars 28 g, Protein 1 g, Sodium 85 mg

Recipe from "What to Eat During Cancer Treatment" by The American Cancer Society.