Drink Mix Jelly that tastes like a drink mix thanks to the tasty addition of your favorite fruit flavored soft drink mix.
2 cups mashed fresh strawberries
2 cups water
1 0.13-ounce package unsweetened, fruit-flavored soft drink mix
1 (2 ounce) package dry fruit pectin
5 cups white sugar
In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, mix together the strawberries, water, drink mix and pectin powder.
Bring to a full rolling boil, then stir in sugar. Boil three minutes more.
Transfer to sterile jars, leaving 1/2 inch space at the top. Wipe rims of jars with a clean dry cloth. Seal with lids and let stand overnight.
Store in the refrigerator.
Recipe makes 12, 6-ounce jars.
Choose plump, firm, bright red berries. Avoid those with mold or soft spots. Store in the fridge and wash just before making your jelly. Choose locally grown strawberries during the harvesting session, they will be the freshest and the most flavorful.
At just 45 calories per cup, strawberries provide 85 mg of vitamin C and bioflavonoids (which may have anti-cancer properties.)
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