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1½ cups 100 percent tropical mango juice blend, divided (you can also use mango juice or orange juice)
1 cup frozen mango
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1 to 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
In a blender, blend together 1 cup of juice and the frozen fruit until smooth. Pour into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir occasionally to break up any frothy bubbles.
Meanwhile, place the remaining 1/2 cup juice in a large bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin over the juice and let stand 1 minute. Add the hot juice mixture and stir, or gently whisk, until the gelatin completely dissolves, about 5 minutes. Stir in the sugar.
Pour the mixture into an 8 x 8-inch pan or dish. Refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours. Cut into 24, 2 x 1 1/3-inch rectangles (use an off-set spatula to remove them from the pan).
I keep a bottle of dried parsley in the fridge and dust every dish with a little dried, or even better, fresh parsley. This helps the kids realize there is no such thing as “white food,” and it gets them used to the idea that herbs are supposed to be in food.