Orange Gelatin


Tired of the flat flavor of store bought orange gelatin? You can make your own with this simple recipe of gelatin, orange and lemon juice and zest and sugar.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
6 servings


  • 4 ½ teaspoons unflavored gelatin

  • ¼ cup cold water

  • 1 cup boiling water

  • 1 ¾ cups orange juice

  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup lemon juice

  • 1 pinch salt


  1. In a medium bowl, soak gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes. Add boiling water, stirring until gelatin dissolves.

  2. To 3 tablespoons of the orange juice add the orange and lemon zest; set aside for 5 minutes.

  3. Strain the zest out of the orange juice and discard the zest. To the gelatin add all of the orange juice, sugar, lemon juice and salt. Stir until well blended and set aside to cool.

  4. Pour cooled mixture into a 4-cup mold which has been rinsed in cold water. Cover and refrigerate to congeal.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

141 Calories
0g Fat
35g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 141
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 47mg 235%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 173mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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