When I was studying abroad a few years ago, I found these little things called Hi Chews that are kind of like Starbursts. They were aloe flavored and super tasty. And then at a whole foods/organic foods store I used live near, they had aloe water and other aloe products for sale.
It was all soooo good and I was thinking about getting a hold of an actual aloe plant or leaf to cook with every once in a while, but I don't really know what to do with it yet, so I haven't bought one. I hear actual aloe is bitter if you don't prepare it properly, so I was wondering if anybody has any recipes, whether smoothies, desserts, salads, whatever, with aloe that they could tell me about, and maybe techniques you use to get the job done.
I don't expect it to taste as sweet or exactly like store bought goodies with aloe in them, but I think a hint of the flavor would be awesome. Anybody got anything?