Last Updated on 13/10/2021 by richard
Jelly and Ice Cream
No kids party is complete without jelly and ice cream. These traffic light jellies from Netmums are great for kids of all ages, myself included.
My wife and I, aka Nanny and Grandad, make them for the grandchildren’s birthday parties. Grandad is on jelly duty while Nanny puts whipped cream sprinkled with hundreds and thousands (sprinkles) on top.
Looking for adult jellies? Have a look at Pimms Jelly Jars.
With some extra layers you can make rainbow jellies like these from Stephanie at somewhatsimple.com.
Either of these jelly treats takes a while to construct because of the setting times for each colour. If you don’t wait for each layer to set properly the colours will bleed into each other and spoil the effect.
I make the traffic light jellies well in advance as they will store quite happily in the fridge for a week or so. We add the cream and sprinkles just before serving.
Wibble Wobble Jelly Song
Get your little ones to do the Wibble Wobble Jelly on the Plate at their party, it’s great fun!
My grandchildren think Grandads tummy wibble wobbles when he dances but thats a story for another time.
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Recipe – Traffic Light Jellies
Traffic Light Jellies
- 1 packet lime jelly cubes 135g
- 1 packet lemon jelly cubes 135g
- 1 packet strawberry jelly cubes 135g
- Cut the lime jelly into cubes and place in a large mixing bowl.
- Pour 285ml boiling water over the jelly cubes and stir briskly with a wooden spoon until the cubes are fully dissolved.
- Pour in 285ml cold water and stir to combine.
- Fill 1/3 of each cup with the green jelly liquid (the recipe should make enough for around 12 jellies, but the exact number will depend on the size of your cups). Chill in the fridge for 2 hours or until set.
- Repeat steps 1-3 with the lemon jelly. Pour on top of the set green jelly, so it fills another 1/3 of the way up the cup. Chill in the fridge for another 2 hours.
- Repeat steps 1-3 with the strawberry jelly. Pour the final 1/3 layer of strawberry jelly liquid on top of the set lemon layer. Return to the fridge for another 2 hours before serving.
Mix up the colours in your rainbow or traffic light jellies to make national flag colours for example. Just like paints, you can mix jellies in primary colours to make other colours or shades.
If you really want to be bold, adding small amounts of food colouring can produce some exciting colours.
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