Because of the cooking class I am taking I have discovered a magical ingredient – agar agar. It is a wonderful ingredient that acts like the famous Jello. Make your own plant based “Jello” cubes.
Agar Agar is from a red algae. It has been used for thousands of years in Japanese cooking.
If you do juicing, this could be really fun, and especially for the kids. Make up your favorite juice and have at it. It only take two items – liquid and the agar agar.
This is what I used, however, you could use any combination of juice you want.
- 2 c cranberry-pomegranate juice
- 3 tbsp agar agar flakes
Bring the liquid to a simmer in a medium size saucepan. Once the liquid is simmering, whisk in the agar agar. Continue to whisk until the agar agar flakes have been dissolved. This takes a couple of minutes.
Pour liquid into a glass dish. I used an 8×8 baking dish. You do not want the liquid to be more than 2 inches in depth. Chill in the refrigerator for 20- 30 minutes.
Use a knife to cut cubes and loosen the edges of the jelled mixture.
Serve. Eat. Enjoy.