This Is How You Use Powdered Gelatin For Your No-Bake Desserts
Learn how to use this all-important ingredient in your no-bake desserts.
If you love making no-bake desserts, you know¬†that you're¬†going to need to use gelatin. It's the stabilizing¬†ingredient that ensures that your dessert doesn't melt and won't sag once it's out of its container after setting.¬†
But even the most experienced¬†of us can have trouble when it comes to temperamental gelatin if they don't¬†bloom¬†it properly first. "Blooming" powdered gelatin means soaking the gelatin even before adding it to the hot liquid. This ensures a smooth finished product. As the powder absorbs the liquid, each granule enlarges or "blooms." Here's how to do it:
Sprinkle powdered gelatin evenly over cool liquid. (This prevents lumps from forming.)
Set the mixture aside for 3 to 5 minutes to let gelatin powder absorb the liquid.
Melt mixture in a microwave set on high for about 10 seconds or in a hot water bath until mixture is translucent and gelatin is completely dissolved. Do not boil. High heat will destroy its ability to set.
¬†Add gelatin mixture to warm or hot mixtures. (Adding it to a cold mixture will make the mixture firm up immediately and result in a lumpy texture.)¬†¬†
Once you do all these steps in the exact order,¬†your gelatin desserts will always be smooth and you can finally try out any of these no-bake desserts¬†with confidence.¬†
Tips by¬†Rachelle Santos were published in the¬†March 2016¬†issue of Yummy magazine. Minor edits have been made by the Yummy.ph editors.