The answer is YES. You can microwave Jell-O.
But there are a few things you need to know before you try to do it.
First and foremost, if you are trying to eat warm Jell-O, you might be out of luck. Jell-O maintains its consistency from being chilled. When it’s warm, it resembles a drink more than it does food.
That being said, there are still two major reasons why you’d want to microwave Jell-O.
To melt it down and add ingredients before chilling it again.
To make it in the first place!
If you want to microwave your Jell-O to add ingredients, your life is easy.
Put the Jell-O in the microwave and add a few seconds to the timer. After the timer beeps, check to see its consistency.
If it’s still formed, put another couple of seconds on the clock. But, be careful not to add too much time, or else the Jell-O can explode all over the inside of the microwave!
Once the Jell-O has been sufficiently heated, add your ingredients, re-form it with a kitchen tool, and put it back into the fridge.
If you’d like to make Jell-O in the microwave from scratch, follow this simple five-step recipe.
Microwaved Jell-O Recipe
- Put 3-5 tablespoons of water into a microwave-safe dish or cup.
- Add gelatin (one packet is usually enough).
- Let the mixture sit for two to five minutes.
- Microwave the mixture for 30 seconds or so until it’s hot, but not hot enough to reach a boil.
- Chill the Jell-O. Once it’s cold, it’s ready to eat!
You can find more advanced recipes for microwave Jell-O around the web, too.
So, there you have it. Yes, you can microwave Jell-O, but be sure to follow our recommendations for the best post-microwave result!