Joyous Gel

This is a berry-luscious dessert that combines sour cream with sweet fruits.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 4 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 2 tsp. unflavored gelatin, divided
  • 1⁄2 cup cold water, divided
  • 1 1⁄2 cup sugar-free cranberry juice
  • 1⁄4 cup Splenda
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. grated orange zest
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups low-fat sour cream


  • Place 1 teaspoon gelatin and 1⁄4 cup cold water in a blender. Let stand until it blooms, about 5 minutes.
  • Bring the cranberry juice to a boil. Turn the blender on low, add the boiling juice, and blend until smooth. Add the Splenda, salt, and zest.
  • Pour into a bowl and stir in the strawberries and blueberries. Place in a 4-cup ring mold and refrigerate 2 hours.
  • Meanwhile, place remaining gelatin and cold water in a medium bowl. Let stand until it blooms, about 5 minutes. Stir in sour cream.
  • Remove mold from the refrigerator and carefully spread the sour cream mixture over the berry mixture. Return to refrigerator and chill at least 2 hours more.