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  • Writer's pictureGrace Saadi

50 Tastes: Green Jell-O, Utah

Updated: Oct 19, 2022

It's Jell-o, what more can I say?


Jell-O just... doesn't cut it for me. I was never a massive fan of it growing up and even to this day, a small part of me cringes every time a recipe calls for gelatin. Don't get me wrong, I am by no means opposed to it (nor am I a vegan, clearly) and it certainly does have its place in the kitchen. And lunchboxes. And dinner tables. And parties. And just about anywhere as Utah has proven. Thanks to various communities and a determination to maintain their title, no other state tops Utah when it comes to Jell-O consumption. As for the lime green flavor specifically, I couldn't exactly the reason for what makes it special amongst the rest. It isn't even one of the original flavors don't you know! Nevertheless and setting my own biases aside, let's get into how to make a stable yet still jiggly Jell-O bundt cake. No, it's not just regular ol'Jell-O, that results in a cake that cuts itself. Yes, I am unfortunately speaking from experience.


Lime Green Jell-O "Cake"


3 3oz boxes of lime green Jell-O

4 envelopes of Knox gelatin

4 cups boiling water


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the Jell-O and Knox Gelatin packets. Pour in the boiling water and whisk to dissolve the powders.

  2. Carefully pour the liquid into your desired mold and transfer it to the fridge to firm overnight.

  3. Once firm, carefully warm the bottom of the mold in a bowl of hot water, being careful not to warm it too much and over melt the gelatin.

  4. Place a plate or whatever you want the finished gelatin to sit on top of the mold. Quickly flip and gently shake the mold if necessary to help the gelatin to release.

  5. Cut, serve, and enjoy!



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