Strawberry Mojito Jellies

Strawberry Mojito Jellies - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

Our Strawberry Mojito Jellies are a delicious, grown-up dessert with all of the classic mojito flavours of mint, rum and lime.  They might not taste like it, but they’re low in calories and Points which means that you can feel like you’re treating yourself without any of the guilt!

These Strawberry Mojito Jellies use powdered gelatine to set the liquid, which you can find in the home baking section of your supermarket.  If you’re cooking for vegetarian or vegan diets then there are a range of different vegetarian/vegan friendly options out there, including agar-agar.  You’ll need to make sure to double check the packet instructions of whichever alternative you choose, as the ratio of setting agent to liquid may vary.

We’ve used white rum in this recipe to give these jellies an adult twist, but if you want to avoid alcohol then you can just omit this ingredient – or if you want your jellies stronger, then add a splash more!  You can’t really go wrong with this recipe, whether you choose to add more alcohol or leave it out completely, these jellies will still taste fantastic either way.

What diets are these Strawberry Mojito Jellies suitable for?

These Strawberry Mojito Jellies are suitable for dairy free and gluten free diets.

They can also be made suitable for vegetarian and vegan diets by swapping the following ingredients out for vegetarian or vegan alternatives;

  • Powdered gelatine (powdered agar-agar is a great, vegan friendly alternative to gelatine)
  • Granulated sweetener (ingredients can vary by brand, so please double check that your chosen sweetener is vegan friendly)

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Strawberry Mojito Jellies recipe?

  • You need to count 1 Points per portion of this Strawberry Mojito Jellies recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 1 Points per portion of this Strawberry Mojito Jellies recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Points per portion of this Strawberry Mojito Jellies recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Strawberry Mojito Jellies?

You can find gelatine in most supermarkets in the home baking section.  One 12g sachet is usually enough to set 570ml (1 pint) of liquid, but do double check the packet instructions to make sure.

How many calories are in these Strawberry Mojito Jellies?

There are 48 calories per portion in these Strawberry Mojito Jellies, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category. 

These Strawberry Mojito Jellies are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fit 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.

Strawberry Mojito Jellies

This grown-up jelly has all of the flavours of a classic mojito and is a great, low calorie way to round off a special meal.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    5 MINS
  • KCals 48
  • Carbs 2.8G
  • WW Points:
  • 1 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 12 g sachet of powdered gelatine
  • 3 limes juiced
  • 15 g fresh mint springs
  • 1 tbsp granulated sweetener (or sugar if preferred)
  • 2 tbsp white rum
  • 150 ml water
  • 100 g fresh strawberries sliced
  • diet lemonade

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Instructions

  1. Rinse the mint and reserve 12 leaves for later.
  2. Place in a saucepan with 150ml of cold water. Place over a high heat and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes to allow the mint flavour to infuse.
  3. Strain into a large measuring jug and sprinkle over the powdered gelatine. Whisk until the gelatine has dissolved.
  4. Dissolve the sweetener in the lime juice, then add to the gelatine along with the white rum. Whisk well.
  5. Top up with diet lemonade, until you have 570ml (1 pint).
  6. Divide the strawberries between 4 glasses, and place 2 mint leaves in each.
  7. Pour the jelly mix evenly into 4 glasses.
  8. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours, until the jelly has set.
  9. Decorate with a mint leaf before serving and enjoy.

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ChloeTuesday 29th December 2020

Hey, I have liquid gelatine would this work?

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    LisaTuesday 29th December 2020

    Hi Chloe
    I’ve not heard of liquid gelatine, but any gelatine should work. Just make sure you read the pack and use the correct amount to set 1 pint (570mls) of liquid.

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Tina WrightSunday 21st June 2020

I only have gelatine sheets, can I use these instead and how. Many thanks

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    SharonMonday 22nd June 2020

    Hi Tina, using gelatine sheets should be fine.The amount of liquid to set in this recipe is 1 pint, so you will need to look at the instructions on the gelatine packet to see how many sheets are needed to set this amount. Then you will need to soak the gelatine sheets in cold water for 5 – 10 minutes, or according to the packet instructions, until softened. Once softened, squeeze out the excess water and add to the warm liquid in step 3, stir until dissolved and proceed with the rest of the recipe. Hope this helps and that you enjoy the jellies!

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