Saturday, August 4, 2012

Homemade Jell-o Syrup

My mom use to make this for us as kids.  We loved it.
Jell-o Pancake Syrup
(12 servings)   
  • 1 small box Jell-o or other flavored gelatin
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
I should say first that this is a real working recipe. It might seem like a child's experiment, but I'm 52 years old and have used this for many years.

The directions are very simple:
  • Mix the gelatin, sugar, cornstarch and water together in a small saucepan and bring to a rolling boil.

  • Pour into pitcher and let cool until syrup thickens slightly.
Serve over pancakes or waffles while still warm.

You might consider cutting the ingredients in half if you're only serving a small group. This syrup doesn't store well -- it becomes to thick over time.


  1. YUM! I like the flavor of jello so I'd be interested to try that!

  2. How unique! I've never even heard of jello syrup. Thank you for sharing, i may have to try this.

  3. Great recipe. Thank you for sharing. I am trying this today!

  4. I love all the recipes you post! This is something I wouldn't have thought of!

  5. My kids love Jello :) thanks for sharing this cool idea!

  6. I bet this is popular with the kids :) even big ones like me!!

  7. I have never thought of that before. What a unique idea. I bet my kids would love it.

  8. I will have to make this for my husbands pancakes. Thanks

  9. As an older mom as well, I worry about that too. Buggy is 2.5 and I pray all the time that I will be around for a long time for her. I lost my mom in my early 20's and it has been difficult not having her around.

    1. Ok oops-disregard this comment-lol! Wrong site!

  10. Sometimes I really hate using my phone-lol! What I meant to say for your site was that I've never even heard of this but would love to try it. I think my little one would love it


  11. I bet my boys would love this. I love that it's easy to make gluten free too!