Baking & Sweets

Sugar-Free Fruit Jelly

Sugar-Free Fruit Jelly
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20 minutes (+ 3 hours setting)
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This recipe links to the post ‘Cleaning Up The Classics Part II‘.

There are a few great things about this jelly, obviously there is the fact that it’s wibbly, wobbly and sweet just like the bright pink sugar/chemical ridden block of everyones youth, but alongside that there is the additional brilliance of using a high quality, grass fed gelatine which is just brilliant for all your joints and elastic tissues. Like with a slow cooked bone broth you are providing your body with all those building blocks it needs to grow and maintain these tissues and if you’re also scrapping the mainstream sugary offering at the same time then my goodness you’re doing pretty well aren’t you!

Thinking laterally, if you can get kids onto this version you’ll be doing their growing bodies no end of good. Not only by supporting their skeletons, muscles etc but also removing a massive source of nutrient sapping nastiness from their diet, I promise hand on heart they will not ask you for the old stuff! Plus they can get involved and use any fruit they want, I would even go so far as to suggest making an fruit based juice but sneaking in the odd carrot or other veggie for those extra vitamins and minerals. For adults the combinations are literally endless, I’m already planning a refreshing summer treat made with pear, spinach, cucumber and mint.

Key Facts

  • Sugar Free
  • Great For Joints & Elastic Tissues
  • Super Versatile
  • Family Friendly


  • 1 3/4 cups freshly squeezed juice – I have used orange here but you can use any you like including veggie juices 🙂
  • 1/4 cup just boiled water
  • 1 tablespoon organic grass-fed gelatin
  • Chopped strawberries, raspberries, oranges or any other fruit pieces you’d like to add



Prepare your juice, either squeeze by hand or use a juicer to extract your chosen blend.


Firstly, you need to “bloom” the gelatine in a bit of your room temperature fruit juice, this ensures a smooth and even end result. In a medium mixing bowl, sprinkle the tablespoon of gelatine over 1/4 cup of the fruit juice and whisk well until the mixture starts to thicken.


Once the mixture is nice and thick, pour the 1/4 cup of hot (just boiled) water over it, and whisk well to dissolve evenly, this can take a bit longer than you think and make sure to use the whisk to scrape the sides and base of the bowl. When the mixture is smooth, add in the remaining 1 1/2 cups of fruit juice, beating well to combine.


Pour the mixture into 4 ramekins, dessert glasses or a glass serving dish and sprinkle in your fruit pieces, use the back of a spoon to gently push them below the surface so they are covered by the jelly otherwise they may oxidise and discolour. Pop into the fridge to firm up for 2-3 hours depending on whether you’ve done individual servings or a large communal dish.


Dive in and enjoy this beautifully sweet, refreshing treat!

Sugar-Free Jelly
Sugar-Free Jelly
















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Phoebe Liebling (BSc, DipNT) is a highly respected clinician & award winning product & recipe developer based in Harley Street.

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