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Gelatin sheet

This is my basic recipe for making gelatin. Sometimes I let it dry out to make a sheet, sometimes I combine it with corn syrup to make flexible sheets. It's very versatile. 
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 1 min
drying time: 1 d
Serves: 1 sheet
Calories: 67kcal


  • 5 tsp (5 tsp) knox powdered gelatin
  • 2 oz (57 g) cool water
  • 1 drop liquid food coloring optional


  • Pour water into a shallow dish. sprinkle gelatin evenly over the water and let it absorb for 5 minutes
  • Microwave for 30 seconds, then stir and microwave for another 15 seconds if needed to melt fully
  • Let sit for 5 minutes and bubbles will rise to the surface and create a white foam. Skim this foam off the surface with a spoon and discard
  • You can now use this base recipe by combining with metallics, food colors, corn syrup or whatever you need. Store leftovers covered in a container in the fridge. 


Calories: 67kcal (3%) | Protein: 17g (34%) | Sodium: 42mg (2%) | Calcium: 11mg (1%) | Iron: 0.2mg (1%)