Jell-O is More Than Just a Salad Addition …See How Many More Amazing Uses for Jello!

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For most people, frosting is the highlight when eating cake. There is not much you would hate about it—there are all kinds of frosting to suit each person’s taste. There are whipped frosting for those who like something light, thick buttercream for sugar addicts; and for those who like something tangy, there’s cream cheese frosting.

For those who want to try something completely new, read below to learn how to make instant Jell-O into frosting that’s great for cakes and cupcakes.

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Adding the sweetness and bright colors of Jell-O makes a different frosting in both how it tastes and how it looks. By using Jell-O as your base flavor, you are able to choose from the many varieties that are sold in stores.

Aside from its ease of use, Jell-O frosting also sets quite nicely. Because it contains gelatin, the frosting won’t lose its shape when it is spread onto the cakes or cupcakes. Even though it is not a dense frosting, it still has a structure. It’s easy to do, and probably the only part that people would think is difficult is mixing the boiling water. By using a stand mixer, this won’t be an issue at all.

There are other recipes that will simply blend Jell-O with the whipped cream and sugar, but this technique doesn’t quite achieve the same output because the gelatin does not melt without the boiling water. The best recipe for Jell-O frosting comes from Happier Than a Pig in Mud. Read on below to see what the recipe involves.


  • 3 oz. Instant Jell-O (choose any flavor that you like)
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white

You don’t have to worry about adding raw egg because the boiling water will kill off any bacteria.


  1. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients except the boiling water.
  2. With the speed of the mixer on medium, slowly add the boiling water to the mixture of dry ingredients.
  3. After the water has been added, turn up the speed of the mixer to high. Mix for 5 minutes.

And as easy as that, you have your flavored frosting.

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