Jello occupies a special place in the world of quick and easy desserts. Many of us have fond childhood memories of it and the fun of molding it never gets old. You can serve it in individual dishes, cut it in squares or with cookie cutters, or use any shape mold you can find. While the commercial variety contains artificial flavors and colors that would be best avoided, making a gelatin-based dessert from scratch is almost as simple as preparing one from a box. Using fresh fruit juice and adjusting the sweetener to your own taste produces a beautiful and delicious dessert that’s a great choice for families who are trying to reduce the amount of sugar and artificial ingredients they eat. And you can get creative too! Try different juices, add fresh fruit pieces, and of course have fun with shapes. Here’s my recipe for homemade fruit juice jellies.