Homemade J-e-l-l-o

WP_20130602_007 Come summer, Jello becomes a staple in our home. This past weekend my daughters asked for it, and I figured why not. So I reached into the cupboard and found Kool-aid packets and gelatine. I thought, why not!

It turned out fabulous! Although next time, I think I might try making it a wee bit healthier (not so much sugar :))



Here it is:

Homemade Jello
adapted from Fruit Juice Knox Blox by Knox Gelatine*

4 packages Gelatine
4 cups pre-made Kool-aid, any flavor
1 9 x 13 pan

Pour 1 cup cold Kool-aid into a large bowl. Sprinkle gelatin over the Kool-aid and let sit for 1 minute.

Meanwhile, in a medium size pot, pour the remaining 3 cups of Kool-aid and heat til boiling.

Pour the hot Kool-aid over the gelatin mix and stir until all the gelatin is dissolved (approx. 2-3 minutes).

Pour the jello mix into a 9 x 13 pan, lightly cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours.

Serve with whip cream or enjoy it plain!

Makes 9 dozen 1″ squares, or 2 dozen 3″ squares.


*The original recipe is no longer available on the Knox website. I have posted it here for your convenience:

4 envelopes Knox Unflavored Gelatine
1 cup cold fruit juice
3 cups fruit juice, heated to boiling
2 Tbsp sugar or honey, optional

Sprinkle gelatin over cold juice in a large bowl; let stand 1 minute.  Add hot juice and stir until gelatin completely dissolves, about 5 minutes. Stir in sugar or honey if desired. Pour into 9 x 13 x 2 – inch pan. 

Refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours. 
To serve, cut into 1-inch squares. 

Makes about 9 dozen



One thought on “Homemade J-e-l-l-o

  1. Hello! 🙂

    We tend to lean on the ‘health-freak’ side of the spectrum when it comes to food. So, for us, with all the food coloring, artificial flavoring, artificial flavoring, AND alllll that sugar, we’ve turned to making the Knox recipe you have above (we don’t add the extra sweetener: Honey or sugar). It works GREAT and is super easy! Our kids love it (me too!). My husband had always hated Jell-o, but since we’ve been making this kind, he’s even loving it! Win:Win (I love those!) 🙂
    Anne 🙂

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