How to make Jello

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In a previous knowledge base article I already described how long it takes for Jelly to set. In a recent article I described how to make jello shots. Today there is a dessert on the schedule. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how to make Jello.

What is the definition of Jello

The meaning of Jello is:

”Jello is a gelatin dessert that is made of gelatin, fruit juice and water. Another name for this dessert is jelly”.

About Jello

It’s an incredible dessert, that’s so easy to make. You have twee ways of making in. You can buy a Jell-o box (popular in America) or buy some gelatin. Before I will talk more about the ingredients and steps to take, a little bit more background information about this dessert.

In an earlier article I already explained that the name has changed during the years. A couple of hundred years ago the name was Calf’s foot jelly. You needed this to get gelatin. The gelatin was taken out of here. At that time, the gelatin was also mixed with various ingredients, including sugar. They could make different colors by adding different ingredients like violet juice, saffron or spinach.

Jello Recipe Ingredients

To make this fantastic drink you need the following ingredients: Gelatin, cold water, warm water and Fruit juice. You can find the recipe below. Interested in recipe videos, watch my YouTube Channel! If you want to have some sweetness you can add sugar, honey or stevia.

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Example of Jelly


how to make jello


The best and easiest recipe to make Jello! This recipe is for every Home Chef and amazing to share with friends and family!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Refrigerator 5 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Persons
Calories 58 kcal


  • Bowl
  • Whisk


  • 350 ml Fruit Juice
  • 60 ml Cool Water
  • 60 ml Hot Water
  • 21 Grams Gelatin
  • Sugar / Honey / Stevia


  • Start with mixing the gelatin with the cold water in one bowl.
  • Mix everything together until the gelatin is totally dissolved.
  • Add the warm water to the bowl and keep on stirring.
  • The next step is to add the fruit juice and keep stirring.
  • Pour the mixture in a mold and put it in the fridge for 5 hours.
  • After 5 hours you can take the jello out the mold and enjoy this amazing dessert!


Calories: 58kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 14mgPotassium: 88mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Jello
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FAQ How to make Jello

Below you can find the most frequently asked questions:

What is Jello?
A gelatin dessert that is made of gelatin, fruit juice and water. Also know as Jelly.

Which ingredients do I need for making jelly?
You need the following ingredients: fruit juice, warm and cold water and gelatin. Optional are sugar, stevia or honey.


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