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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Jello Frosting

Hey everyone! I'm on a mission this year to try new recipes, and I mean really follow the recipe. So far I've made dips and soups, it's time for dessert! Coleen posted this frosting and the novelty of it caught my eye.
I'm sure kids will LOVE it!
How fun to match the color to the holiday, cherry for Valentine's and lime for St. Pat's sound great.
This is a really fun project for a snowy day with the kids! (Yep, this pic is on my snow covered picnic table.)
They'll be wide-eyed just watching the jello turn from red liquid to pink marshmallow fluff.
It's a very light, silky icing that has the faint flavor of the jello.
I used cherry, the color is bright pink with little flecks of red-very pretty!
Coleen suggests this is best eaten the day it's made-not a problem.

Notes: Try to not let the cupcakes touch, the icing will stick to each other and break off.
Different jello brands (Royal, etc.) do not come in 3oz packs, so be sure to get the Jello Brand.

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Jello Frosting
3 oz package Jello (pick your flavor/color, not sugar free)
2/3 C sugar
1 egg white
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C boiling water (must be boiling to dissolve the sugar)
  1. Put everything except boiling water in the metal/glass bowl of your stand mixer fitted with whip attachment. 
  2. Turn the mixer to high just as you add the 1/2 C boiling water.
  3. Whip on high for five minutes. I literally used a timer and #10 on my KitchenAid.
  4. Will frost 24 cupcakes or 9x13 cake.

63 comments:

  1. How absolutely adorable! And I love that you are trying new things! I may have to try this for my kiddos..I know they will enjoy helping me!

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  2. Hi Lynn,
    This is one I think I can even try!
    Looks yummy.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  3. I have to pass this on to my little chef niece- she will love making this. :)

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  4. I've never heard of jello frosting. Frosting....Jello....what's not to love!

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  5. This is an interesting recipe for frosting. I will check out Colleen's blog. Your cupcake is iced perfectly, I might add. xo

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  6. Beautiful photographs!! I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe.

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  7. Looks like it makes a beautiful frosting. Great idea for the kiddies, too!

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  8. Veddy interesting! I'll have to give this one a try myself!

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  9. This is the coolest frosting recipe I've seen in a long while. It looks so light and fluffy. I can't wait to make this.

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  10. Cute cupcakes! Something to keep in mind when my Grand gets old enough to join me some kitchen fun!

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  11. Bravo for you for following recipes for I cannot do it no matter how hard I try. The cupcake is darling.

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  12. ummm, can;t wait to try this...
    sounds fabulous...
    how did you get yours on so pretty??

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  13. Who knew? Jello frosting! Looks so good!

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  14. Hi Lynn,
    that looks fabulous and makes my mouth watering. Thanks for sharing.
    best greetings, Johanna

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  15. Wow... I am gonna try this. Thanks. There was just a little snow here..but better then none.

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  16. Oh my gosh - what a neat recipe - thank you. sandie

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  17. This is new to me and it looks So good!! You braved the cold for a snow picture! That a girl!!

    XO,
    Jane

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  18. this recipe looks fantastic. Can't wait to try it ...and share it!

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  19. It looks great! I will try it. Did it hold its shape well , or does it deflate quickly? I would think the gelatin would help it hold up.
    Did you get the snow? We got 6 inches.

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  20. Jello frosting, so cool! It looks great, love the color.

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  21. Hi Lynn, I am sorry I haven't been to visit. I have had company for two weeks. Sigh! no time for my blog friends. I have missed you.

    This is the neatest idea for icing and it looks like it came right from the bakery. Does it need to be refrigerated? Beautiful in pinl.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  22. Very pretty! I remember making 7 min. icing years ago, before I married a diabetic. *sigh*

    I will share a link to your post with my DD...those g'kids will gobble these up.

    Thanks!
    Rett

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  23. Oh what FUN! It whipped up beautifully & I love the flecks of color :)

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  24. Who knew??? Jello frosting! Too much fun. You are going to have a ball with new recipes! Thanks for this one.

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  25. My grandkiddos will LOVE this!
    Thank you for sharing this recipe.
    xxoo

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  26. Hi lovely lady.
    This looks so Yummy !!! I did not know you could make Frosting with Jello! I am guessing you Can put on a cake also.. Thanks so much for the recipe and sharing this with us.
    I also would like to thank you so much for your comments on my Tablescape and my Kitchen, hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

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  27. Yum! I frosting with jello? It's gotta be good!! I need to try this soon.

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  28. oh, this sounds yum! What a good recipe. Will definitely give it a go.

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  29. This looks great!

    Wonderful to have you be a part of SEASONAL SUNDAYS!

    - The Tablescaper

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  30. This is a great idea! At last - a frosting without butter!

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  31. Thanks for sharing the Jello Frosting. It looks great.

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  32. Ooo...this is like the white frosting I love, only with flavor and color. I'll try this one!

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  33. I never knew jello could be made into frosting! It looks delicious. I will save this to try making with my grandsons one day when they are a little older.

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  34. How unusual and it looks so soft and fluffy and I am sure delicious. I haven't heard of it before. I am going to have to pin this one. Sorry I have been missing in action, I haven't been home a spare minute, but I am back for a while. It sure made dreary January go quickly though!

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  35. YUMMMMM...i keep coming back to this post.

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  36. Can I use sugar free jello and splenda? Will it hold up the same?

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    2. The recipe says not to use sugar free jello so I'm guessing it's the same for the sugar too..

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    3. The recipe says Not sugar free beside the hello so I'm guessing the same as far as sugar..

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  37. This is gorgeous! something new to me that I look forward to try.Please visit and follow my blog delightsofculinaria.blogspot.com

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  38. SO PRETTY AND SO SO SO FUN! who would have thought jello could do that? or at least, look like that, ha. i am now in love with the idea of fruit flavor packet frosting!

    as per always, love your page. thank you for keeping things interesting and sharing with us!
    -meg
    @ clutzycooking.blogspot.com

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  39. Oh wow. I had no idea you could make frosting out of jello. Neat. Thanks for sharing at our LInk It Up Thursday party!

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  40. This looks devine!


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  41. So was it just regular sugar? Tried this with my kiddos today and it didn't turn out. Thinking maybe powdered sugar might have worked better? Followed instructions exactly...

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  42. Yep, regular white sugar and not sugar free jello. Very important to use boiling water, a stand mixer on high and the original poster said don't use a plastic bowl. Sorry to hear it didn't work out, mine was done in 5 minutes on high.

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  43. I am trying this tonight! Looks so good!

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  44. Oh my. These are beautiful. I could help you eat some...

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  45. I love this! We just posted our very first Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party and we would LOVE for you to stop by and link this up! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html

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  46. I tried this tonight and mine didn't set either :( I used a handheld mixer, maybe that was why. I've never had problems before though.

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    1. I'm so sorry to hear it didn't work out. The only thing I can say is mine using the KA did.

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  47. What a glossy finish!
    Great photo, love the matching cupcake case. :)

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  48. This turned out so well!! I used a hand mixer (for almost ten minutes) and it's thick and gooey and DELICIOUS

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  49. Can you use Jello Pudding instead of the gelatin?

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    1. Hello! I don't know but kinda doubt it.

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    2. A good one to make with jello pudding is.1 small box any flavor of pudding, and only add half the milk it calls for to make the pudding mix well until thickened.Then fold in a small tub of cool whip refrigerate 30 min. Then top a cake or cupcakes very delicious & fluffy frosting!!!!

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    3. A good one to make with jello pudding is.1 small box any flavor of pudding, and only add half the milk it calls for to make the pudding mix well until thickened.Then fold in a small tub of cool whip refrigerate 30 min. Then top a cake or cupcakes very delicious & fluffy frosting!!!!

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  50. Just made this to top my daughter's zebra cupcakes. Worked perfectly. I used my KA and let it whip for 10 minutes. Delicious!!!

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  51. This is, I think, an easier Italian meringue frosting? I like the idea and thank you!

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  52. Is there a reason to not use sugar free Jello?

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    1. I really don't know, the recipe calls for regular Jello...

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  53. Making these on a snowy day today with my little boy !! And yes, I do realize it is May 19th ... we are in the middle of a big dump of snow ... sigh ... hahaha.

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  54. The title brought me here. I thought it said "Hello Frosting" and who can resist that? :-)

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