Gaps diet Jello Cups


GAPS Diet “Lemonade” Jello Cups

Getting your kid to drink the GAPS diet recommended 3 cups of meat stock every day can be difficult, especially when they are still used to all their old favorite foods!  We’re always looking for ways to make it easier. These GAPS diet jello cups are the ticket.  My 6 year-old said, “I can’t wait for our jello treats, mom!”  He gobbled up 1 and a half and he would have eaten 2 if I let him!

This recipe is legal from Stage 1 of the GAPS Introduction diet, as long as lemon, gelatin, and honey are tolerated.  You can play with how much honey is needed.  We liked it with 4 Tbs, but someone who is used to ‘regular’ Jello might need a bit more.

Tips for Picky Eaters

One of my friends and recipe testers discovered that this recipe is also delicious with other juices, such as fresh-pressed orange juice- orange cream jello anyone? Yum! (full GAPS). She also mentioned that her teenage son with a GAPS condition loved it!

Take heart if your child is a picky eater. People generally prefer what they are used to food-wise. With some time, your child will come to like GAPS foods, though sometimes a difficult transition period and doing the Introduction Diet is required before this taste change takes place.  For more ideas on how to deal with picky eating on GAPS, see our article here.

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Gaps diet Jello Cups

GAPS Diet Lemonade Jello Cups

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  • Author: Deanna Wilson, CGC
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3-4 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hrs 25 minutes
  • Yield: 5-6 Jello cups 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Chill
  • Cuisine: American


Looking for ways to feed meat stock to your much-loved picky eater? Enter Jello! This recipe is better if you use a meat stock made without onions or pepper. If lemon juice and gelatin are tolerated, this is legal from Stage 1!



1 2/3 cup meat stock

1/2 cup + 2 Tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice

45 Tbs honey

3 Tbs powdered gelatin


Heat meat stock until warm. Stir gelatin and honey in warm stock until beginning to dissolve. Blend the meat stock mixture with the honey and lemon juice in the blender until frothy. Pour into ramekins and let set in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours until set.

Makes 5-6 ramekins depending on size.


This recipe is also good with freshly squeezed orange juice (full GAPS).  With orange juice less honey is needed.

3 thoughts on “GAPS Diet Lemonade Jello Cups”

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    1. Hi Joy,
      Thanks for your question. Gelatin isn’t really found on the GAPS lists, even the most updated ones I have seen from Lauren Meadowsweet. Can you refer me to where you had seen that it was moved to full GAPS? I would be curious to see and learn more.

      Though Dr. Natasha has said it is allowed on GAPS, she doesn’t encourage it. It’s best to get the amino acids from gelatin from meat stock of course. Some people react to gelatin similarly to bone broth from the high glutamine content. However, as a rare treat or to get through a stage of picky eating (for example a child who won’t consume broth or probiotics unless made into jello, gummies, or smoothies), Melanie believes that a clean gelatin can be used from Stage 2 as long as it is tolerated. Here are some brands that are clean: Great Lakes, Bernard Jensen and Vital Proteins.

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