Whether you are making homemade marshmallows, old-fashioned molded salads or a fancy low-fat cheesecake, it’s likely you will find unflavored gelatin in the recipe. Knox Gelatin has been a well-known brand of unflavored gelatin used in food preparation for over a hundred years. It comes in pre-measured packets that are easy to work with and each packet has only 5 calories. Follow these simple steps to make Knox Gelatin for your favorite recipes.

Things You'll Need

Pour cool liquid into a saucepan. Use fruit juice, broth or plain water depending on your recipe requirements.

Tear open a packet of Knox Gelatin. Sprinkle the powder evenly over the surface of the liquid. Some recipes may require more than one packet.

Let the gelatin powder rest on the liquid without stirring. Allow 2 to 5 minutes for the gelatin to soften before proceeding with other recipe instructions.

Warm the softened gelatin and liquid mixture gently over medium heat stirring constantly. Bring the mixture to the point of boiling and remove immediately from the burner.

Allow the gelatin mix to cool for 5 to 10 minutes and then stir into the remaining ingredients of the recipe.


  • Certain specialty food item recipes using Knox Gelatin delay the heating step until all of the ingredients are mixed together.