There is a lot of misinformation about carrageenan floating around. I want to talk about some truths with some sound science.

Make your own Carrageenan

Did you know that you can make Carrageenan in your own kitchen. It just takes a couple ingredients. Carrageenan is a plant-based thickener that can replace gelatin in foods and other products.
Author Debi


  • Red seaweed
  • salt
  • alcohol


  1. Cook the seaweed with a little salt, adding a bit of alcohol and then mixing it in a household blender to release the natural carrageenan.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Food Science Matters