Fruity Jelly

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Jelly is a favourite for kids of all ages. This healthy jelly recipe contains real fruit juice for sweetness and no added sugar.

Preparation time: 5 minutes (or up to 15 if you juice your own fruit)
Cooking time: None
Difficulty rating: Easy
Age recommendation: 8 months and over
Number of servings: 12 shot glasses


1 tablespoon gelatine powder
100ml boiling water
400ml fruit juice – using fruit of your choice (e.g. this is 4-5 juiced apples)


  • Dissolve gelatine in boiling water.
  • Stir the fruit juice into the gelatine mix.
  • Pour into moulds and refrigerate until set (around 2-3 hours depending on the size of your moulds).


  • You can use any type of fruit juice your child loves to make this healthy jelly. You don’t have to use a pure watery juice, you can mash strawberries, raspberries, plums or any other fruit to make this jelly.
  • Serve with custard, ice cream or
  • For younger babies, mash the jelly with a fork so that it is already broken up into small lumps when it enters baby’s mouth.
  • Don’t add any sugar. Fruit contains natural sugars which will satisfy your child’s taste buds.
  • This is a great healthy snack to make for kid’s birthday parties or put in lunch boxes as a dessert.

Nutritional content:

Nutritional information is based on jelly made using home-squeezed apple juice. Nutrient content will change if you are using another type of fruit or store-bought fruit juice.

 Energy 64.89 kJ
15.51 cal
 Protein 0.88 g
 Total fat 0.00 g
 Saturated fat 0.00 g
 Carbohydrates 3.01 g
 Total sugars 3.01 g
 Fibre 0.04 g
 Sodium 5.75 mg
 Cholesterol 0.00 mg
 Potassium 35.77 mg
Calcium 4.25 mg
Iron 0.04 mg
Zinc 0.02 mg


  1. Queensland Health. Introduction to Solids. 2008. [cited 1 October 2012]. Available from URL link
  2. AusNut. Nutrient Database. 2007. [cited 27 April 2012]. Available from URL link
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Date Created: November 15, 2013 Date Modified: March 10, 2017