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Horizontal image of a strawberry dessert in a glass dish next to a metal spoon, a lime, and more fresh berries on a light surface.

Naturally Flavored Homemade Strawberry Gelatin for Dessert

  • Author: Katherine and Eddie D’Costa
  • Total Time: 5 hours, 18 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Sweet and tart, naturally sweetened strawberry gelatin is a healthy homemade dessert. It’s simple to make, with just five ingredients.


  • 2 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, divided (about 20 ounces)
  • 3 ounces lime juice (from about 23 large)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons powdered gelatin 
  • 1 cup water
  • Whipped cream, for serving (optional)
  • Additional sliced strawberries, for serving (optional)


  1. Slice stems from strawberries and puree 2 cups fruit in a blender or food processor
  2. Slice remaining strawberries and set aside.
  3. Strain puree through a medium or fine mesh strainer into a bowl. This should yield about 1 cup of puree.
  4. Stir in lime juice and honey.
  5. Measure 1/2 cup puree into a mixing bowl and sprinkle gelatin over the surface. Set aside to bloom for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Place a medium-sized pot over medium-high heat. Add the remaining puree and the water, and bring to a boil. 
  7. Whisk the hot puree into the bowl with the puree and gelatin mixture, whisking constantly for 2-3 minutes, until the gelatin is completely dissolved and the mixture is thoroughly combined.
  8. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for about 1 hour. When the mixture is as thick as the white of an egg, spoon off any foam that has risen to the surface.
  9. Add the sliced strawberries to molds or 4 glasses and pour the chilled mixture into each container, about 1/2 cup each. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight, until it wobbles.
  10. To unmold, dip each mold in warm water for 1 minute, then invert onto a plate. Or, serve directly in a glass. Top with whipped cream and additional sliced fruit before serving.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: Gelatin
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Keywords: Strawberry, gelatin, honey