This Viral Video Shows You How to Make a Sore Throat Remedy Out of Jell-O

You'll need a box of Jell-O and a bear full of real honey.

Growing up, my mom made quite a variety of Jell-O desserts. We still have this amazing strawberry Jell-O dessert at basically every holiday get-together to this day. Jell-O is retro, versatile and so very, very delicious. And while most people love to experiment with interesting Jell-O shapes and molds, there’s more to this fruity gelatin than we think.

This handy TikTok hack shows us just how amazing Jell-O can really be. Not just for eating, but for helping us feel better when we’re under the weather!

How to Make the Jell-O Sore Throat Remedy

You’ll need a few things for this hack: a box of Jell-O, honey and a mug.

First, you’ll make your box of Jell-O like normal. The video uses orange Jell-O (which goes well with honey), but feel free to use whatever you have handy. Then, after it’s been boiled, transfer the Jell-O to a mixing boil. Add two cups of cold water.

The key point here is that you don’t transfer the Jell-O to the fridge like normal. We’ll be doing something different this time!

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After you have your liquidy Jell-O goodness mixed up in your bowl, transfer just the right amount into a separate mug. Add some honey, microwave for 30 seconds and VOILA! You’ve got a homemade Jell-O sore throat remedy that’s bound to make you feel better.

Why Does This Remedy Work?

The gelatin in Jell-O does wonders for coating your throat. While tea and other over-the-counter products attempt the same result, they just don’t do it like Jell-O can. Honey is a great addition as well due to its antimicrobial properties (and its superb taste). Having a sore throat is more annoying than anything else, so we’re thankful for a bit of relief. Now it’s time to try it yourself!

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Melany Love
Having always wanted a career in writing, Melany couldn't have found a better place than Taste of Home to begin. When she's not scribbling in her notebook or working at her computer, she can be found experimenting with new recipes or relaxing with a book and her cats.