Made as directed and it set up nicely. It has a consistency similar to Jell-o, but spreads nicely on bread. I used Watermelon Kiwi Kool-Aid and added 2 drops of green food color. The color in the jar is nice but it was almost clear when spread. The green photo shows the color. I got 4 half pint jars instead of 4 pint jars. I processed in a hot water bath for 10 minutes. Thanks for sharing.
This was sooooooo easy. I have never made jelly before and decided to try this. I bought Mango flavored Kool-aid and 1 mango. I smashed the mango up and cooked it with the water, sure-jell, and kool-aid. I did cut the water back by 1/2 cup since the mango is so juicy. It turned out perfect!! Husband want me to try this with peach next.
What a great recipe. My 17 year old son didn't like jelly when he was little and we found some watermelon jelly that he would eat. As a treat for Christmas, I decided to make some Watermelon Cherry Jell-O since I found this recipe here. It came out great and kind of tastes like a Jolly Rancher Candy. I know he will love it for Christmas. I never canned anything before. I did the 5 minute hot bath and it worked great. This was a good recipe for me to get my feet "wet" doing some canning. I think I might make one of those Kool-Aids that is clear but has flavor.
My 8 year old daughter helped me make this today. It is very easy! I used tropical punch (i let the kids pick) I am not a big tropical punch fan (DH's fav) but it isn't too bad. Jelled up great. BUT you have to follow the recipe to a t or it won't. This is actually the second time to make it. DD wants to make everyone a jar for Christmas!
What a wonderful gem you have here! This jelly was so easy to do, it jelled up so nice. And the flavors are endless. I used Black Cherry, yum. My youngest son went and ate half the jar with toast for breakfast! I can't wait to try other flavors, but definately will make more Black Cherry. Thank you for sharing.
No Suger added: I used this recipe with great results. I used 1 pkg unsweetened Watermelon / Cherry Koolaid. 6 cups of watermelon juice, 1/3 cup of SPLENDA, 2 pkgs of SureJell no sugar needed pectin. I boiled for approx. 2 min and it worked great. Subing the juice for water made it more "watermelony". Thanks for the great recipe. psb
Sounds really neat, and like something the kids would enjoy....could this be made by omitting the sugar and using Sugar Free Koolaid with the artificial sweetner already mixed in? Or is the sugar a part of the jelling process?
Recipe Fairy,I just realized I forgot to rate this recipe when I reviewed it,What I said was,When I was a young new Mother,My Mother and I used to make this jelly all the time,ad now I\'m 60 an my Momma is gone,but this recipe brings back fond memories of her and the days we used to make this jelly,It is a great jelly,and if anyone makes it,be sure and make it with a sis or someone you love,The Memories are beautiful,and the jelly is great!!! Thank you,Darlene
Pastrytiff, or tiff, if I may call you that, I'm teaching my g'kids how to make jams and jellies and I can teach your kids, too. Go ahead, drop them off and I'll baby sit for free. They all leave with a bonus, too...a jar of jelly and free kittens!
Such a fun recipe with so many options and so easy. I just had to try it and now I'll use it even more often. I chose Peach-Mango Flavor and followed the directions exactly and came out with a great color (wasn't really clear though) and a tangy taste that my DGSs are going to love. I can't wait to try more flavors to have on hand. I think it's be fun to put actual fruit in with it. Thanks so much for posting this fun recipe.