How long does it take to make Jello set? Find out below.
Chart: Chilling times for preparing Jell-O gelatin molds
How long does it take to make jello? Chilling times for Jell-O chart
|STAGES||PHYSICAL TESTS||REGULAR SET METHOD||SPEED-SET METHOD||USES|
|Syrupy||Consistency of thick syrup.||1 hour||3 minutes||Glaze for sandwiches, pies, and such.|
|Slightly thickened||Consistency of unbeaten egg whites.||1-1/4 hours||5-6 minutes||For adding prepared Dream Whip Whipped Topping or whipped cream, or whipping gelatin with ice bath.|
|Very thick||Spoon drawn through gelatin leaves a definite impression.||1-1/2 hours||5-6 minutes||For adding fruit, vegetables, and other ingredients, or for whipping gelatin without ice bath.|
|Set, but not firm||Gelatin sticks to finger when touched and mounds or moves to side when tilted.||2 hours||30 minutes||For adding layers of gelatin.|
|Firm||Gelatin does not mound or move when mold is tilted and does not stick to finger.||3 hours for individual molds; 4 hours for 2-6 cups; or 5 hours for 2-3 quart or deep molds.||1 hour||For unmolding and serving.|
Gelatin speed-set method (with ice)
Substitute ice for cold water in preparing gelatin — dissolve gelatin in boiling water as directed, then add tray of ice cubes for 3 oz. package or a full tray for 6 oz. package.
Stir about 3 minutes to melt ice; remove any unmelted ice and pour into molds. 1 tray = 12 to 20 cubes.
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Substitute soda or juice for the cold water. Chill until the jello is set firm (about 3 hours).
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