2 packets unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
2 cups boiling water
1 package unsweetened Kool-Aid, any flavor
Liquid Splenda to equal 1 cup sugar *
1 1/2 cups cold water or ice cubes **

Put the 1/2 cup cold water in a large bowl or 8-cup measuring cup. Sprinkle the gelatin over the water and let stand about 5 minutes to soften. Meanwhile, bring 2 cups water to a boil. Bring the gelatin/water mixture just to a simmer in the microwave then stir in the boiling water; stir until the gelatin has dissolved completely. Stir in the Kool-aid and Splenda. Stir in the remaining 1 1/2 cups cold water or ice. If using ice cubes, add enough to bring the level of the liquid up to 4 cups. Stir until the ice has almost completely melted, removing any unmelted ice. Pour into 8 dessert dishes and chill until set.

Makes 8 half-cup servings
Do not freeze

* If you don't have liquid Splenda, you can use up to 1/2 cup Da Vinci sugar free syrup in place of 1/2 cup of the boiling water and 1/2 cup of the sweetener. You could create some interesting flavors by mixing one flavor of Kool-Aid with a different flavor of syrup. I made a batch with black cherry Kool-Aid and some black cherry Torani syrup and I think it gave it a more realistic cherry flavor than Kool-Aid alone. I have some pineapple Kool-Aid that I'd like to try blending with coconut syrup for a piņa colada flavor jello.

** If you're using a large glass measuring cup to make this, you can help the gelatin set up much more quickly by using ice cubes instead of cold water.

Per Serving: 7 Calories; 0g Fat; 1g Protein; trace Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 0g Net Carbs

UPDATE: I've revised this recipe a bit. I thought that the flavor was a little too intense with only two cups of liquid to 1 packet of Kool-Aid mix. Normally you add 8 cups of water to one packet of Kool-Aid, not just 2 cups. So, I compromised and used 4 cups of water, doubled the amount of gelatin and kept the amount of sweetener the same since you would normally add 1 cup of sugar to one packet of Kool-Aid when making it by the pitcher. Feel free to adjust the sweetener to your taste.

If you use 1/2 cup Da Vinci syrup and 1/2 cup granular Splenda, here are the counts:

Per Serving: 14 Calories; 0g Fat; 1g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 2g Net Carbs

If you must use all granular Splenda, these are the counts:

Per Serving: 19 Calories; 0g Fat; 1g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 0g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs

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