MYO Jell-O with Kool-Aid

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OK I know a lot of people make their own Jell-O using fruit juice. We don’t always have a lot of extra juice and it is to expensive to buy just to make Jell-O out of, so I use Kool-Aid as I have mentioned before I buy a lot of Kool-Aid when it on sale. If you use Kool-Aid to make Jell-O with then you can have a large variety of flavors. I buy my gelatin in bulk (At bulkfoods.com) so it is a lot cheaper than in the grocery store.

Jell-O with Kool-Aid
2 Tablespoons gelatin
1 cup sugar
1 pack Kool-Aid
4 cups water
Start with the Kool-Aid of choice, sugar, and gelatin.

Add 1 cup of sugar, 2 Tablespoons of gelatin and 1 pack of Kool-Aid in a medium size bowl.

Mix together well.

Add 2 cups of boiling water and stir well until everything is dissolved.

Add two cups cold water, I put ice in my water to help the Jell-O set up faster, put ice in measuring cup and add water to equal 2 cups.

Stir until the ice is all melted.

Put in the fridge to set up, takes about 2 hours.

If you want to make your own Jell-O cups just pour into small reusable containers with lids then put into the fridge to set up.

And you have yummy Jell-O.

If you want a little softer Jell-O just don’t add as much gelatin.

If you are going to use fruit juice just remember 4 cups liquid to 2 Tablespoons of gelatin.

 

 

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Jell-O with Kool-Aid
Prep Time 2 Minutes
Passive Time 2 Hours
Servings
1/4 cup
Ingredients
Prep Time 2 Minutes
Passive Time 2 Hours
Servings
1/4 cup
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Start with the Kool-Aid of choice, sugar, and gelatin.
  2. Add 1 cup of sugar, 2 Tablespoons of gelatin and 1 pack of Kool-Aid in a medium size bowl.
  3. Mix together well
  4. Add 2 cups of boiling water and stir well until everything is dissolved.
  5. Add two cups cold water, I put ice in my water to help the Jell-O set up faster.
  6. Stir until the ice is all melted.
  7. Put in the fridge to set up, takes about 2 hours.
  8. If you want to make your own Jell-O cups just pour into small reusable containers with lids then put into the fridge to set up.
  9. And you have yummy Jell-O.
Recipe Notes

If you want a little softer Jell-O just don't add as much gelatin. If you are going to use fruit juice just remember 4 cups liquid to 2 Tablespoons of gelatin.

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8 Replies to “MYO Jell-O with Kool-Aid”

  1. Vicky in Ky

    That’s a great idea! We are empty nesters now so I rarely make jello. My husband isn’t that crazy about just eating jello. But I might have to try it sometime just to see. I also buy kool aid on sale. I like having the lemonade flavor for cleaning purposes. I get tropical punch flavor to make red punch for showers and special occasions like Christmas open house. I just mix a half gallon of koolaid (made up with a cup of sugar), a large can of pineapple juice and a 2 liter of ginger ale. Stir it together in a punch bowl and top with scoops if pineapple sherbet. Everybody loves it.

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    1. watkinsranches@yahoo.com Post author

      Vicky,
      Your punch sounds wonderful, I am going to have to try it at our next family dinner or gathering.
      Have a great day,
      Connie

      Reply
  2. Aquaria

    I’m diabetic + allergic to artificial sweeteners. I’m craving jello, though, and hope this will work with stevia or monkfruit. Should be much cheaper to make this way.

    Reply
    1. Shelley

      This works great with the white powder stevia extract. Just check the conversion recommendations for the brand you’re using. For example, I use Now Better Stevia. 2 tsp stevia equals 1 cup sugar.

      Reply

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