Jello Package Sizes: How Many Ounces Is a Small Box of Jello?

Everyone loves Jello. But most people do not go as far as Utah has in its love for this flavored dessert. The state has made Jello its official state snack and even used it in one of its 2002 Olympic souvenir pins. How much you love Jello is up to you

How many ounces is a small box of Jello? The store-bought packages of Jello come in 2 sizes. The smallest size is 6 ounces of the popular powdered dessert. The larger size is 12 ounces. Both package sizes make enough Jello dessert, with additives, to satisfy your family.

To learn more about Jello package sizes, just continue to read our article. it gives you these facts and more. It may give you a craving for Jello as well. Take a few minutes and get caught up on this popular dessert option.

How Much Gelatin is In a Jello Packet?


There are between 6 and 12 ounces of gelatin powder in any given box of Jello. The company that makes this product sells it in 2 sizes, the 6 ounces and the 12-ounce size. That is if you believe the packaging.

There could be, if some people are to be believed, only 4 to 5 ounces overall in the small box. If they are right, then do not expect to make the 8 servings promised on the outside of the packaging.

A tablespoon is only about 1/2 ounce of gelatin so expect about 8 to 12 tablespoons per small box.

How Many Small Boxes of Jello Make One Large Box?

The simple answer is -- 2. Just double the number of small boxes to get the same amount of Jello gelatin in the larger boxes. If the recipe calls for 4 large boxes of Jello then you would need 8 small boxes to meet that requirement.

This is not going to be rocket science as the company has made these standard sizes for decades. There may be variations on the amount inside the boxes or the company may have produced different sized boxes but these are the 2 sizes that pop up in any search.

There is a word that there is a 3-ounce box of Jello, so double the amounts of the 6-ounce boxes to get the same amount in a 12-ounce package.

What Size Boxes Does Jello Come In?


It seems that there is a 3-ounce size of this favorite dessert but the majority of websites have indicated that there is only the 6 and 12-ounce size. It may be that if you get different sized packages than the 6 and 12-ounce versions, those sizes may be temporary, tests, or regional.

The Jello pudding boxes are said to be 3.4 ounces in size but there could be a larger size for larger families. It is possible to buy gelatin in bulk which means you would be able to get that product in any size you need.

Jello Package Sizes

These will vary according to the type of Jello dessert you want to make. The regular Jello dessert can come in 3, 6, or 12-ounce sizes and make enough dessert for up to 10 people approx.

The Jello pudding option can come in a 3.4-ounce box as well as a 5.1-ounce size. Each box makes different amounts of the pudding, with the small size being best for only 2 people.

There may be different sized boxes in the country as marketing will do tests to see if the company can sell their product in different sizes or not.

How Many Ounces is a Small Box of Jello?


The smallest box we have seen advertised is the 3-ounce option and that gives you the answer to this question. 3 ounces would equal about 6 tablespoons which are about 1/2 ounces each (not heaping).

Some people call the 6-ounce size the smallest box and as you guessed, it should hold 6 ounces of the gelatin powdered. This figure is debatable as some people claim it holds 1 to 2 ounces less than stated on the outside of the package.

How Much Jello Does a 6 oz Box Make?

It will depend on the size of the bowl you want to put it in. The standard measurement is that a 6-ounce box of Jello will make 8- 1/2 cups of jello. But if you want more than 1/2 cup in a serving, then expect it to make fewer servings.

The smaller 3-ounce package will make about 1/2 of that total and the 12 ounces should make close to double that standard serving size. Again, your servings will depend on how large or small you want each person to have.

Some facts about Jello

  • 1. Jello is considered to be non - kosher and non-halel because one of the ingredients in Jello is pig collagen. When this ingredient is left out, then Jewish people and Muslims can eat this product.
  • 2. The name Jello came about when one of the original owners of this product combined the word jelly and gelatin to make Jell and added the ‘O’ because it was a trendy thing to do in 1897
  • 3. Jello is not a new product. It has been around since about the 15th century AD and possibly longer than that
  • ​4. The rock group named Green Jelly used to be called green jello until a lawsuit by Kraft forced the name change
  • 5. The only Jello museum is found in Leroy, New York

Some Final Words

No matter what size of Jello box you buy, the dessert should be a big hit with your family. Just make sure to get enough boxes to satisfy the demand. Plus, no matter what size box you get, there are very creative ways to serve this dessert. Jello was made so everyone could have fun at snack time.

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