Can I Put Jello in the Freezer — (Yes, Here’s How!)

Jello is an excellent part of desserts. Moreover, it is nice to see colorful jello on the table. I often make it at home as a dessert item, especially fruit jello. Now the fact is how long the jello can be stored.


Now you can ask, can I put jello in the freezer? Yes, you can put jello to set the gelatin jello mixture and keep it in the freezer for a certain period.

Can I Put jello Shots in the Freezer?

Let’s find out first what jello is. Jello is a structure made of gelatin (protein). Gelatin solidifies the liquid and forms a soft texture.

If you store jello in the freezer, it should not be as hard as ice cubes. Jello shots contain alcohol. We know that a temperature of 144 degrees Fahrenheit is required for alcohol to coagulate. 

So the jello can be kept in the freezer. However, it is not more than 3-4 days. However, jello shots can be stored in the freezer for up to a week if you keep jello liquid in the freezer in a plastic bag without leaving the jello shot openly in a container.

However, since jello can be made at home, you can make it the day before the celebration.

Do you Put Jello in the Fridge or Freezer?

If you want to know my activity in this regard, I would say that I prefer the fridge more than the freezer to put the jello because the fridge’s temperature is slightly higher than the freezer, which is a suitable temperature for setting the jello.

If you want to set the jello faster, you can keep the gelatin mixture in the freezer for 3-4 hours. On the other hand, the gelatin mixture is slowly set in the fridge. Once set, a good texture is obtained. Even jello in the refrigerator can be stored for a week without any test and texture damage.

How long Does jello Take to Set in the Freezer?

If you want to reduce the jello setting time, it is enough to keep it in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. However, it must be alcohol-free because it takes less temperature and time for alcohol to coagulate.

However, if you want to set the jello with alcohol, you must keep it in the freezer for 2 hours. But, the timer must be set because if you keep jello in the freezer for more time than required, the opposite will happen. 

This will make the jello harder. It will lose its texture and will not taste good, so your celebration will be ruined. Better you set the gelatin mixture in the fridge. So it will take about 4 hours to get set. Otherwise, you set it in the freezer and transfer it to the refrigerator.

How long Does Jello take to set with fruit?

It depends on the quantity. However, it takes 2-4 hours to set in the jello in the refrigerator on average. If you want to make jello with fruits, it will take 2hours depending on the fruits and gelatin mixture’s quantity. And yes, you can keep it in the freezer if you want to make it faster this time also. 

Keep in mind that some fruits, such as pineapple, mango, papaya, etc., carry an enzyme that can break the gelatin bond. As a result, jello cannot be made successfully.

FAQs: Related Asked Question

Q1. Is frozen jello ruined?

Yes, even after the jello is set, if it is kept in the freezer for a long time, both its taste and texture will be ruined.

Q2. Can you put jello in the freezer to set quicker?

If you are in a hurry to set the jello, you can keep it in the freezer. You will get a great jello texture in 10-15 minutes. But you must keep the timer set.


So you understand how jello can be made and stored. It is better not to keep it in the freezer after making jello. If you want to keep it, keep it in the fridge for a maximum 3-4 days.

But if you want to make tasty and healthy desserts, then fruit jello is better. This is especially true of children.