Can a raspberry jello salad/dessert be elevated to more sophistication? I'm giving it a try, as well as making it non-dairy. This recipe is from my childhood and it was a staple at our holiday meals. Switching sour cream in the original to vegan sour cream or yogurt works well, but I've only seen oil-heavy vegan sour cream. A plain non-dairy yogurt substitution would be the healthiest. There are quite a few in the market these days or you can make it yourself. Here's my recipe for homemade yogurt.
To decrease the amount of sugar, I substituted 1/2 tsp. liquid Stevia with maple syrup. Sneak up on the addition of more sugar. You can taste this recipe before you put it in the fridge so if it's not sweet enough for you, you can always add more.
I've seen several recipes for this traditional dish that use crushed pineapple, but I'm not fond of it in this recipe. If you do try it with pineapple, I'd like to hear how it goes. Use one small can crushed pineapple with juice. The Agar Agar substitutes for gelatin and works well to solidify as jello does.
I hope you feel empowered to try some of your traditional dishes with this new twist of going plant-based, no dairy, low in fat, and meatless. I hope you enjoy.
I'd love to hear your feedback in the comments below for this Raspberry Jello recipe! If you have a photo, post it on my Facebook page, tag me using the hashtag #plantbasedcooking