These glamorous, summery Independence Day jellies capture the occasion perfectly.
Made in a mix of bright red, pure white and bright blue, these gelatin treats are a patriotic treat.
Every bite will transport you into a festive celebration, with the refreshing taste of summer in every spoonful.
Perfect for your 4th of July party or just to show your American pride, these jellies are a simple and eye-catching dessert.
- 400 g strawberries, cleaned and peeled
- 85g powdered sugar
- Juice ½ lemon
- 2 gelatin sheets
- 50 ml double cream
- 1-2 tsp powdered sugar
- a handful of blueberries for serving
- Put the strawberries, powdered sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan with 100 ml of water.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, then remove from heat and skim off any foam that rises to the surface.
- Pour the mixture into a large measuring cup by pressing it through a fine sieve.
- Fill the jug with boiling water to make 300ml of strawberry juice.
- In a separate bowl, cover the gelatin with cold water and let it soak for 5 minutes until softened.
- Squeeze excess liquid from the gelatin and add it to the hot strawberry juice, stirring until dissolved.
- Pour the jelly mixture into serving glasses and refrigerate for at least 3 hours to set.
- Just before serving, beat the cream with powdered sugar until soft peaks form.
- Spread the whipped cream over the set jelly and sprinkle with blueberries.
Equipment and tools
- measuring cup
- Small bowls
Please note that this recipe may contain the following allergens:
- Dairy products (double cream)
- Gelatin (gelatin sheets)
Storage and leftovers
These red, white, and blue jellies can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Leftovers can be enjoyed later as a refreshing dessert.
Health Benefits of Red, White and Blue Jellies
Red, white and blue jellies are not only a delicious treat for your taste buds but also come with a number of health benefits. This colorful dessert combines the goodness of strawberries and blueberries in a refreshing and guilt-free way. Let’s explore the nutritional benefits of these jellies and why you should consider adding them to your diet.
The main ingredient in red jellies, strawberries, are packed with essential nutrients. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, which boosts your immune system and supports collagen production for healthy skin. Strawberries also contain antioxidants that protect your body from oxidative stress and reduce inflammation. In addition, these berries are rich in fiber, which promotes healthy digestion and prevents constipation.
The bright blueberries that these jellies are garnished with are not just a visual delight. They are a nutritional powerhouse, low in calories but high in beneficial compounds. Blueberries are known for their high antioxidant content, especially anthocyanins. These antioxidants help fight off free radicals, which can contribute to chronic disease and aging. Additionally, blueberries are known to support brain health, improve memory, and improve cognitive function.
Gelatin, the ingredient that gives jellies their smooth consistency, offers a surprising number of health benefits. It is a rich source of collagen that supports joint health and can help relieve joint pain and stiffness. Gelatin also supports healthy hair, skin and nails, making them stronger and more vibrant. In addition, it supports digestion and promotes intestinal health by calming the digestive tract.
4. Lemon Juice:
The addition of lemon juice not only gives these jellies a tangy taste but also offers numerous health benefits. Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C and contain citric acid, which aids in digestion and detoxification. Lemon juice is also known to support heart health and contribute to weight control by boosting metabolism.
5. Double Cream:
While Double Cream adds a touch of indulgence to the jellies, it can be enjoyed in moderation as part of a balanced diet. It is a rich source of healthy fats that are necessary for various body functions. In addition, it provides a feeling of satiety, prevents overeating and helps maintain a healthy weight.
Adding red, white, and blue jellies to your dessert repertoire will not only satisfy your sweet cravings, but also provide a number of health benefits. From the vitamin C-rich strawberries to the antioxidant-packed blueberries and collagen-supporting gelatin, these jellies offer a guilt-free way to enjoy vibrant and delicious treats.