How to Make Jello Gelatin Dessert

Everyone loves Jell-O. Have you ever wondered what it took to make such a simplistic, delicious dessert? Well by following the next few steps, you'll be on your way to enjoying a yummy gelatin dessert in just a few hours!


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    Obtain a large bowl, a measuring cup, ice, water, and have an on-hand refrigerator accessible before beginning the Jell-O cooking process.
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    Pour the gelatin packet into the large bowl.
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    Stir 1 cup boiling water into the bowl filled with the gelatin mixture.
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    Mix the water in the bowl until the gelatin is completely dissolved. This usually takes about 2 minutes.
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    Blend in with the dissolved gelatin 1 cup of cold water.
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    Refrigerate the Jell-O mixture until firm. This may take approximately 4 hours.
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  • For a speedier process, stir 3/4 cups boiling water instead of an initial 1 cup; Blend 1/2 cup cold water instead of an initial 1 cup and at the same time add ice cubes to help the gelatin thicken faster; Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hours or until firm.
  • Try different Jellos including strawberry, pumpkin, or cherry.
  • Top your Jello with whipped cream, fruit, or sprinkles.


  • Jello is not a vegetarian dessert. Gelatin is a protein produced by partial hydrolysis of collagen extracted from the bones, connective tissues, organs, and some intestines of animals.

Things You'll Need

  • A large bowl
  • A measuring cup
  • Ice
  • Water
  • An accessible, on-hand refrigerator

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Categories: Desserts and Sweets