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:
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