With Thanksgiving coming up, we all know that sugar is everywhere. Pumpkin pies, jellies, sauces, etc. I want to cut some of the sugar this year, so I decided to do a Zevia swap out. I think that homemade jelly is just this side of perfection, but the sugar in there is to much!
So, this week, I am going to share with you some great recipe swap outs. And, today, I going to show you how to make sugar free soda jelly with Zevia. And it’s a hit in my house! You will want to whip up a batch for those Thanksgiving rolls and biscuits, too! It’s sugar free soda into sugar free jelly! What could be better, really?
How to Make Sugar Free Jelly
First, decide on the flavor of Zevia soda you want to use. I tried with Black Cherry, simply because it’s *MY* favorite flavor. You will also need a box of pomona’s universal pectin to make this recipe.
The, you will measure out 1 cup of the soda, and bring to a boil.
Add 4 teaspoons pectin water and 4 teaspoons calcium water to a blender and pour the boiling soda in. Blend for about 2 full minutes, until smooth.
Separately, bring another 3 cups of zevia soda to a boil. Add the pectin infused soda to the now boiling batch, and bring the entire mixture to a full boil.
Fill clean, sterilized jars to 1/4″ headspace and boil in a water bath for 15 minutes.
Enjoy within a year, if you need to wait that long!
Heather’s homesteading journey started in 2006, with baby steps: first, she got a few raised beds, some chickens, and rabbits. Over the years, she amassed a wealth of homesteading knowledge, knowledge that you can find in the articles of this blog.