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Orange Gelatin by An Unrefined Vegan

Orange Gel-O

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  • Author: Annie
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Light, cool and refreshing, this is the perfect easy hot weather dessert that can be dressed up with beautiful berries or a dollop of whipped coconut cream.


  • 2 cups fresh orange juice (4 medium-sized oranges; add unsweetened apple juice if needed to make 2 full cups of liquid)
  • 34 large pieces of fresh orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon erythritol crystals (or pure cane sugar), or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon agar agar powder (not flakes)


Set aside four small dessert cups or bowls.

In a small saucepan, bring the orange juice, peel, agar agar powder and erythritol (or sugar, if using) to a gentle simmer and cook, stirring often, for 5-7 minutes, or until the agar flakes have dissolved. Remove the mixture from the stove and discard the orange peel. Taste and adjust sweetness.

Divide the juice evenly between the dessert cups. Place the cups in the refrigerator until firm. This will take a couple of hours. Serve with orange slices, fresh fruit or whipped coconut cream.


I have not tried this with orange juice from a carton or bottle so I can only recommend using freshly-squeezed juice.