Sick Jello – Gatorade and Knox Gelatine for Rehydration of Stubborn Husbands

It’s that time of year folks – cold time. So far this year hubby and I have managed to avoid the germs (knock on wood) but last year was absolute misery. Josh and I each got sick about every other week! Granted we were planning a wedding, living with a toddler, and I was frequently going to the gym, so we were putting ourselves in germy places which we’re not doing this year, but it still doesn’t hurt to be ready.

Here’s a recipe I discovered last year that Josh adores. It’s funny, I didn’t know he was such a jello fiend! He doesn’t drink much (unless it’s coffee, the opposite of what you want to drink to hydrate) so I was worried he wasn’t rehydrating enough which is when I came across a couple versions of this recipe I wanted to try out.

All of the recipes were as simple as replacing the water in a jello recipe for Gatorade – simple! I worried that would be too sweet with the sugary drink added to the sugary jello, so I wanted to try something a bit different.

That’s how I came up with Gatorade Gelatine – the rehydrating power of gatorade without all the sugar of jello!

Powerade and Gelatine

Gatorade Jello with Gelatine


  • 1 box (4 packets) of Knox Gelatine
  • 1 bottle of Gatorade/Powerade (32 oz)

Step 1: Mix 1c cold Gatorade with gelatine. Let sit 5 minutes.

Step 2: Boil the rest of the Gatorade (3c). I found the microwave easiest.

Step 3: Pour hot Gatorade over cold Gatorade/Gelatine mixture. Stir very well until all granules have dissolved.

Step 4: Pour mixture into mold and refrigerate until firm – about 3 hours.

That’s it!

Finished Jello

I’m not really a dessert baker so I failed to take 40+ glamour shots of the jello on a stunning plate in the dazzling sunlight (though I wish I could, those shots are phenomenal and definitely envy-worthy), but even still I’ll be making this every time hubby gets the sniffles.

Like I said, it’s not nearly as sweet as the gatorade/jello recipes which I like because otherwise Josh would eat the entire pan in one sitting. The level of sweetness in this recipe is more of an “eat one and be happy” rather than an “I need to eat them all” which is good when the real goal is hydration.

Don’t hesitate to let me know if I wasn’t clear on anything and I’m also always up for comments/suggestions!



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