Sugar-Free Strawberry Jam

By Debe Pendice

This simple homemade recipe will yield a sugar-free jam you can be proud of!

Sugar-Free Strawberry Jam
  • 3/4 cup diet lemon-lime soda

  • 1 package sugar-free strawberry flavored gelatin

  • 1 cup mashed fresh or unsweetened frozen strawberries

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice.

  1. In a saucepan, bring soda to a boil. Remove from the heat; stir in gelatin until dissolved. Stir in strawberries and lemon juice. Pour into jars or plastic containers, cover and refrigerate up to 3 weeks. DO NOT FREEZE.

  2. Yeild: 1 3/4 cups

Nutritional Facts

Per Serving (1 tablespoon)
9 mg
1 g

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12 replies

ohneclue 2017-03-18 20:53:22 -0500 Report

I'm not a preserves freak at all. But I would make this with plain gelatin, mashed up or fresh mashed up strawberries or peaches or whatever high sugar fruit I prefer as a jam. The I would food process it to the consistency I like and use plain gelatin to make it "jell" and add Stevia to my own tastes. Not a really big deal but ALL sugar=free gelatins have artificisal sweeteners and food colors as someone else pointed out. The Knox gelatin doesnt have ANYTHING like that and will still jell a true sugar-free substitute. If I had to have fruit on my food, I'd just mash the strawberries and use them without a jelled up recipe. But that's me.

AttaGirl1969 2016-03-06 21:25:24 -0600 Report

I tried it. The frozen fruit said "no sugar added" but had 9 g of sugar. I used peaches and put them in the food processor. It came out pretty good. The texture is different, I can't describe it. That may be because of using a food processor. Anyway, long story short, it tastes good. Not sure about the "sugar free" part, but if you use fresh fruit, at least it'll be natural sugar. Just use it in moderation. P.S. If you don't think it's a healthy recipe, (I kinda agree) take this as a base and try to "healthy it up" instead of just pointing out what's wrong with it.

Anonymous 2014-07-05 13:21:09 -0500 Report

Sorry, but this is not a healthy recipe. The artificial sugars, chemicals, colors, preservatives in the diet soda and Jello have long term, accumulative effects on the body that are not good. It would be better for you to just go ahead and eat the sugar! If getting healthy is your goal, you need to know what you're putting into your body.

evaziem 2014-06-13 12:55:41 -0500 Report

Can't we buy fresh strawberries all year round?

Preserves and jams were "popular" long time ago when in winter they could not buy any fresh fruit and veggies.

I eat fresh fruit.

ann888 2009-04-27 10:30:49 -0500 Report

can't wait to try this…have you tried using peach jello and peaches?…thanks, Ann