6-7tbspgelatin(8-10 packets - less for a jello texture, more for a gummy texture)
Put the gelatin into a blender. Remove the center spout from the lid and grab a dish towel. Pour the hot water on top of the gelatin. Cover the open hole with a dish towel folded over a bunch of times. The hot water will spurt up. Blend for a minute or two until the gelatin is dissolved. Add the drink packets and blend for another minute. Pour into silicone molds and refrigerate until firm.
Put 1/4 cup cold water in the bottom of a medium sized bowl. Sprinkle the gelatin on top. Let sit for 5 minutes. Pour 1 3/4 cup boiling water over the bloomed gelatin. Whisk until the gelatin dissolves. Add the drink packets and whisk until smooth. Pour into silicone molds and refrigerate until firm.