Rainbow Jelly

Rainbow Jelly Homemade Jelly
  • Prep Time
    10min x 6
  • Total Time
    6 hours
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Fun, colourful and different, rainbow jelly will surely brighten up any party or dull afternoon 😉

It is quite easy to make jelly from any soft drink with gelatine, but when you want to layer the colours on top of each other, you need each layer to set before adding the next one, making rainbow jelly a bit time consuming to make. Each step takes about 10min plus 45min to 1 hour in the fridge to set. If they are for a rainbow themed birthday party, I recommend making them a day or two in advance.

I first tried to make my own jelly when I needed blue “water” for our Moana Party and blue jelly powder wasn’t available in Goa. The only downside to homemade jelly is that it doesn’t last outside the fridge for hours and hours in a hot place like Goa (just like the crown packets you can buy). They will slowly become liquid again. So be sure to serve them straight from the fridge. They will last about an hour before they start to go watery again.

I used cranberry juice, orange juice and coloured sprite for these. Ideally, I would have liked a few more flavours in there as the kids love to test each layer and figure out what they are tasting. However, we did these one day without much planning, so we had to use what we had in the house. I would use blueberry crush, tang lime or lemon water to mix up the flavours a bit more.

As seen clearly in the video below the last layer was actually a beautiful purple. When I added the layer, it became dark blue. It still looked great but I would have liked the purple colour to show a bit more.

Please note that certain fruits like pineapple, kiwi, guava, papaya and fig prevent gelatinization.



Step 1
Rainbow Jelly Homemade Jelly

Keep all your glasses ready for the rainbow jelly. Mix the 30ml water with 10gm of gelatine powder in a ceramic bowl. Leave for a few minutes until the gelatine has absorbed the water.

Step 2
Rainbow Jelly Homemade Jelly

Heat the gelatine in a water bath like shown above. Heat water in a pot and rest the ceramic bowl inside the pot. Make sure the the pot is slightly smaller than the bowl so the bowl can rest on the edges of the pot. The boiling water should not reach the inside of the bowl.

Step 3
Rainbow Jelly Homemade Jelly

When no gelatine lumps remain and the gelatine has melted completely, mix with 400ml cranberry juice. Mix well until the gelatine has been fully incorporated. The juice should be room temperature and not cold.

Step 4
Rainbow Jelly Homemade Jelly

Divide the cranberry juice equally into the glasses.

Step 5
Rainbow Jelly Homemade Jelly

Leave in the fridge to cool down for 45min-1hour until firm.

Step 6
Rainbow Jelly Homemade Jelly

After 45min-1 hour, repeat step 1-5 with orange juice.

Step 7
Rainbow Jelly Homemade Jelly

Repeat step 1-5 again for the green jelly. For the green colour, I added a little blue colour to the orange juice.

Step 8
Rainbow Jelly Homemade Jelly

Repeat step 1-5 with blue jelly. For the blue colour, I added a little blue colour to sprite. I used very very little colour, only a drop or two will do. You could also use blueberry crush or colour lemon/lime tang.

Step 9
Rainbow Jelly Homemade Jelly

I made purple colour by adding a little red and blue colour to the sprite. Be very careful when adding the colour. Just one drop of each is needed. As you can see in the video link above, the colour was purple when I added the colour but next to the light blue colour, it became navy instead. It still looked great though! Have fun making your own rainbow jelly and let me know what you think in the comments below.

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  • Emilia

    This is evan more delicious than it looks and it looks amazing

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