Oh! I have a can of that in my cupboard, I used over summer when it was hot and I was lazy in the 100+ heat. Loads of things you can use it for just make sure to read the instructions on the side - you can still add to broths for the benefit of the collagen and such but change out the ratios so you don't have the stickum mess.
Several ideas below to get you going OR just have some super fun and make your own marshmallows. Yes. Marshmallows. EDIT --> Also, PH's own Melissa has a Panda Cotta recipe that is quite nice on her Hunt.Gather.Love site. I personally would make a fruit and herb maceration, run through a chinoise and let the natural pectin in the fruit will stabilize and thicken, then pool it on the top of the dessert so each bite down would have a sweet fruit bite. But I'm a dork :) Her fruit gel seems aces.
Great Lakes' website has quite a few recipes just swap out the ingredients that you don't want to utilize for those that you do.
Add to shakes if you're drinking juice OR just sub juice for cold tea, caffeinated or not - lemon ginger, green, etc:
Fresh juice or tea + one tbsp gelatin + pinch of salt. Blend in blender. Don’t let it stand around too long or it will gel
You can also do 1/2 juice or tea or liquid (any amount) + 1/2 milk or coconut milk
1 tbsp of gelatin
pinch os salt
Blend until smooth
Fruit of your choice - banana, strawberries, etc. Yogurt, if you prefer to milk, vanilla, maple syrup, or honey.
You can also add a tbsp of gelatin to whatever you're eating: scrambled eggs/omelet, cottage cheese, yogurt, smashed tubers or sweet potatoes, soup or stew, etc. Lots of playing to be had, experiment and have a good time :)
Nerd Alert: Oh.. just some other ways gelatin can be or has been used;
- Blocks of ballistic gelatin simulate muscle tissue as a standardized medium for testing firearms ammunition.
- Gelatin is used by synchronized swimmers to hold their hair in place during their routines as it will not dissolve in the cold water of the pool. It is frequently referred to as "knoxing," a reference to Knox brand gelatin.
- When added to boiling water and cooled, unflavored gelatin can make a home-made hair styling gel that is cheaper than many commercial hair styling products, but by comparison has a shorter shelf life (about a week) when stored in this form (usually in a refrigerator). After being applied to scalp hair, it can be removed with rinsing and some shampoo.
- It is commonly used as a biological substrate to culture adherent cells.-
- Also used by those who are sensitive to tannins (which can irritate the stomach) in teas, soups or brews.
- It may be used as a medium with which to consume LSD. LSD in gelatin form is known as "windowpane" or "geltabs."
- Gelatin is used to make the shells of paintballs, similar to the way pharmaceutical capsules are produced.
- Gelatin is also used as an ingredient in implantable medical devices, such as in some bone void fillers. Doctors may discuss this with their patients in cases of religious beliefs.
- Gelatin is also used in nail polish remover and makeup applications. The gelatin is often tinted in different colors to match a model's natural skin tone.
- Leaf or sheet gelatin is also used directly in food-based model-making, for example to make translucent, edible, diamond-paned windows in gingerbread houses.