Rainbow Jellies

  • 5MINS
  • Serves 6
  • 14KCAL

Curb your sweet cravings for far fewer calories with these wobbly Rainbow Jellies! Each different flavour of jelly is complemented by real fruit, to give every layer a gorgeous bite. Fun to look at and easy-peasy to make, simply pop them in the fridge for a day or two, until you're ready for a delightfully light, rainbow-coloured treat.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories14
  • Carbs1.3g
  • Protein1.3g
  • Fat0g
  • Saturates0g
  • Sugars2.7g

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At just 14 calories per wibbly-wobbly serving, these fun and colourful Rainbow Jellies are light enough to enjoy at any time of day. We’ve paired layers of fruity, sugar-free jelly with real fruit, to make sure every level you tuck your spoon into has a gorgeous, juicy bite.

You can use any combination of jelly flavours you’d like; we’ve gone for strawberry, orange and blackcurrant alongside fresh strawberries, mandarin orange segments and blueberries. You can get creative with layers made up of your favourite soft fruits and flavours, just be sure to allow each layer to set completely before adding the next one.

Almost as fun to look at as they are to eat, you can ramp up the indulgence with a squirt of reduced-fat aerosol cream or a topping of crushed biscuits. If you do mix things up a bit, just be sure to take note of any additional calories, if you’re counting.

What diets are these Rainbow Jellies suitable for?

Rainbow Jellies can be enjoyed on gluten-free and dairy-free diets.

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Rainbow Jellies?

It should be easy enough to find strawberry flavoured sugar-free jelly crystals at most supermarkets, or you can buy them from Amazon.

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Sugar-free jelly crystals lower the calories without losing flavour.

Make your jellies look extra-impressive with tall serving glasses.

How many calories are in these Rainbow Jellies?

There are 14 calories per portion in this Rainbow Jellies, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment!

This Rainbow Jellies is perfect if you’re following a calorie-controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Place the strawberry jelly crystals in the heatproof jug and add 285ml (1/2 pint) of boiling water. Stir until all the jelly crystals have dissolved completely. Add 285ml (1/2 pint) cold water and stir. Leave to cool, then divide between 6 x 350ml tall glasses.

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Step 2

Divide the sliced strawberries between the glasses, placing them in the liquid strawberry jelly. Place in the fridge for 2 hours until set firmly.

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Step 3

Place the orange jelly crystals in the heatproof jug and add 285ml (1/2 pint) of boiling water. Stir until all the jelly crystals have dissolved completely. Add 285ml (1/2 pint) cold water and stir. Leave to cool, then gently pour over the firmly set strawberry jelly in the glasses.

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Step 4

Divide the well-drained mandarin orange segments between the glasses, placing them in the liquid orange jelly. Place in the fridge for 2 hours until firmly set.

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Step 5

Place the blackcurrant jelly layer in the heatproof jug and add 285ml (1/2 pint) of boiling water. Stir until all the jelly crystals have dissolved completely. Add 285ml (1/2 pint) cold water and stir. Leave to cool, then gently pour over the firmly set orange jelly in the glasses.

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Step 6

Divide the blueberries between the glasses, placing them in the liquid blackcurrant jelly. Place in the fridge for 2 hours until firmly set. Serve alone or with a swirl of reduced-fat aerosol cream or biscuit, if wished.

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What could I serve with these Rainbow Jellies?

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How do you know when Rainbow Jellies are ready?

You’ll need to allow each layer of jelly to set in the fridge, before adding the next one. It takes around 2 hours for a layer of jelly to firmly set. You’ll need around 6 hours in total, to set all of the jelly layers.

You can always prepare your jellies a day or two in advance, so that they’re set and wobbly for when you’re ready to enjoy them.

How long can you keep Rainbow Jellies in the fridge?

It’s always best to eat this recipe within 4 hours of serving it. You can prepare your jellies a day or two in advance and refrigerate them, until you’re ready to enjoy them.

Make sure to store them in the fridge without an additional topping of reduced-fat aerosol cream or biscuit – it’s best to add those just before serving!

Can I freeze Rainbow Jellies?

This recipe isn’t suitable for freezing.

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Rainbow Jellies

An eye-catching little dessert, these wobbly Rainbow Jellies are a fun and colourful way to curb your sweet cravings for fewer calories!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • KCals 14
  • Carbs 1.3G

Ingredients

  • 11.5 g sachet strawberry flavour sugar-free jelly crystals
  • 285 ml boiling water
  • 285 ml cold water
  • 3 large strawberries stalks removed and thinly sliced
  • 11.5 g sachet orange flavour sugar-free jelly crystals
  • 285 ml boiling water
  • 285 ml cold water
  • 24 tinned mandarin orange segments in juice drained well
  • 11.5 g sachet blackcurrant flavour sugar-free jelly crystals
  • 285 ml boiling water
  • 285 ml cold water
  • 30 blueberries

350ml tall glasses

heatproof measuring jug

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Instructions

  1. Place the strawberry jelly crystals in the heatproof jug and add 285ml (1/2 pint) of boiling water. Stir until all the jelly crystals have dissolved completely. Add 285ml (1/2 pint) cold water and stir. Leave to cool, then divide between 6 x 350ml tall glasses.
  2. Divide the sliced strawberries between the glasses, placing them in the liquid strawberry jelly. Place in the fridge for 2 hours until set firmly.
  3. Place the orange jelly crystals in the heatproof jug and add 285ml (1/2 pint) of boiling water. Stir until all the jelly crystals have dissolved completely. Add 285ml (1/2 pint) cold water and stir. Leave to cool, then gently pour over the firmly set strawberry jelly in the glasses.
  4. Divide the well-drained mandarin orange segments between the glasses, placing them in the liquid orange jelly. Place in the fridge for 2 hours until firmly set.
  5. Place the blackcurrant jelly layer in the heatproof jug and add 285ml (1/2 pint) of boiling water. Stir until all the jelly crystals have dissolved completely. Add 285ml (1/2 pint) cold water and stir. Leave to cool, then gently pour over the firmly set orange jelly in the glasses.
  6. Divide the blueberries between the glasses, placing them in the liquid blackcurrant jelly. Place in the fridge for 2 hours until firmly set. Serve alone or with a swirl of reduced-fat aerosol cream or biscuit, if wished.

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Recipe notes

Tip: Make sure each jelly layer is firmly set before pouring on the next layer of liquid jelly.
Tip: Make sure to cool the jelly before pouring into the glasses. Hot jelly may damage your glasses and will dissolve the set jelly layer you're pouring it onto.

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