You won’t find this flavor in the store-bought brand. This light, tasty and healthy treat not only allow you to control the ingredients and sweeteners but also puts you at the helm of the journey to the discovery of a new taste. Calafate is delicious and making a gelatin dessert is a great way to meet the flavor. With no refined sugar and only 4 ingredients, this is the perfect homemade snack for anyone: adults or kids. You can also customize or even plate the dish adding garnish or fruit salad around the dish. Local folklore in the region of Calafate, Chile says that if you eat a calafate berry you will return to the region. If you’ve never been there and try our calafate powder don’t be surprised if you find yourself checking ticket prices to Chile to taste their many superfoods. It’s ok, Charles Darwin and Lady Florence Dixie had trouble resisting calafate as well.
The ingredients in this recipe are packed with great nutrients. Consider pasture-raised gelatin which is known for providing more health benefits than regular gelatin. Calafate adds additional beneficial compounds that are known to help fight conditions such as diabetes.
- 3 tablespoons calafate powder
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 3–4 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin powder
Preparation & Cooking Instructions
- In a bowl, mix together the water, calafate powder, and the maple syrup.
- Measure and about 1/4 cup of the calafate mixture into a separate bowl. In the same bowl, add in the gelatin powder. Mix together then allow it to sit until gelatin begins to swell for a couple of minutes.
- Pour the remaining calafate mixture from the first bowl into a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil then immediately remove from heat.
- Immediately add the swelled gelatin from the second bowl to the heated calafate mixture. Mix until gelatin is completely dissolved.
- Pour the new mixture into molds of choice and let sit at room temperature to cool for a few minutes.
- Place molds into the refrigerator for 3-4 hours or until ready to eat.