Treat your little ones to this homemade 5 ingredient Vegan Strawberry Jelly. This wiggly jelly is made from fresh fruit juice and contains no additives, colors, or preservatives. A fun treat for all ages! Homemade Vegan Strawberry Jelly
Do your kids love jelly as much as mine? Then you are in for a treat. Jelly has an unusual appeal surrounding it. Don’t you agree? Homemade Vegan Strawberry Jelly
Anyone who lays their eyes on a wobbling, shape of jelly is sure to burst out laughing. At least my kids do. There’s something about jelly that makes them super happy.
Maybe it’s the shape – because it wiggles as it’s shaken. 🙂
PERFECT AFTER-SCHOOL SNACK!
When my kids come back from school, they always clamor for something sweet and delicious to eat. This is embedded in my routine, and my brain is already ready to fulfill their demands healthily.
After they wash their hands and slip into comfortable clothing, a cup of the most delicious gelatin-free jelly is ready at their service. 😉
IS HOMEMADE JELLY A BETTER CHOICE?Homemade Vegan Strawberry Jelly
Yes, it’s because I prefer to avoid all the artificial flavors, colors, and other un-pronounced ingredients in my kid’s diet.
And if you are like me, a parent that worries about what goes into store-bought jelly, then this gelatin-free jelly is the perfect solution for you.
Its slippery and moist texture will bedazzle your kids taste buds into delectable heaven.
A FUN TREAT FOR ALL AGES!Homemade Vegan Strawberry Jelly
I have to share a little secret here. Not only my kids, but I also love jelly too. 🙂 🙂
Eating jelly awakens my inner child as well. While eating this scrumptious little blob, my kids and I play around poking it, jiggling it, and making it dance all over our plate.
All in all, this piece of delicious goodness is a must-try recipe!
NOW ONTO THE RECIPE!Homemade Vegan Strawberry Jelly
I love the simplicity of this recipe and have made it several times in my kitchen. All it requires is 5 basic ingredients and the time to set.
Boil the fruit juice along with water, sugar and agar-agar powder. Add extract, and allow it to cool for few minutes. Pour into cups and chill until set.
Since no artificial color is added, the color of jelly will depend entirely on the strawberries. The sweeter the berries, the more vibrant the color. But the color doesn’t seem to matter to the kids at all. The will love the jelly anyhow!
WANT TO FANCY IT A BIT?
Instead of pouring the jelly into individual servings, make fun shapes out of it. Pour it into –
- the ice cube trays
- square tray and use a cookie cutter to make fun shapes
- or in a fancy mold – star wars, stars, gummy bears, minions, and many other kid’s favorite characters.
This recipe will make a perfect play-date treat or after-school snack for kids. Just like my kiddos, your kids too will love this jiggle-wiggly jelly. 🙂
Do give this jiggle-jelly a try. Let me know in the comments if you try this recipe. If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer them. Would love to hear from you. 🙂
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Homemade Vegan Strawberry Jelly
FOR HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY JUICE
- 2 cups Organic fresh Strawberries
- 1.5 cup Water
- 2 tablespoon Sugar
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Agar-Agar powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Strawberry extract
- TO MAKE STRAWBERRY JUICE - Wash strawberries and trim the top off.
- Combine strawberry, water, and 2 tablespoon sugar in a bowl.
- Over medium heat, bring this mixture to a boil. Turn the heat down and continue to simmer for 40-50 minutes.
- Remove from heat.
- Strawberries will lose its color during boiling.
- Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a clean bowl. Use a spoon to press down on the strawberries to release all the juices.
- The juice, in the end, should be clear. Strain again, if you see some pulp in the juice. This should yield about 1 cup of strawberry juice.
- Assemble other ingredients - sugar and agar-agar powder.
- Combine sugar, strawberry juice ( prepared earlier in the recipe), water and agar-agar in a pan. Whisk until completely dissolved.
- Bring this mixture to a boil. Boil for 2-3 minutes on medium-low flame. Boil it to the point where you dip a spoon into it while cooking and it coats the spoon. Over boiling may result in rubber-like texture.Remove from heat and stir in the strawberry extract. This will mask the smell of agar-agar and add a depth of flavor.Tip - Many homemade jellies appear cloudy and hazy because of the particles left behind in the juice. You can correct this by filtering the liquid through a fine strainer. All the small/tiny particles will be collected in the strainer and you will end up with a crystal clear jelly.
- Allow it to cool for few minutes. Keep stirring as agar-agar will start to set. Pour in glasses. Before setting, make sure that jelly has no bubbles on top because it will set with bubbles. Smoothen the top with a spoon and refrigerate.
- Refrigerate until set. The color of jelly will depend on the color of the strawberries.
- Enjoy chilled!! Or you can set the jelly in fancy molds, and enjoy!
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