Homemade Raspberry Jellies

Aug 24, 2021

This recipe is super adaptable.

Please don’t be constricted to the cordial and fruit I suggest. You could use any flavours your family enjoys.

The great thing about these jellies is that there is no added sugar, no artificial colouring, and no nasties – like store bought packet jelly.

Our girls demolish these tasty treats in their lunchboxes most weeks at school and kindy, and often for a pudding too.

Jelly for a picnic smoko while in Lockdown in August 2021

I use a good quality grass fed beef gelatine made by the Great Lakes Company. It’s said that it’s great for good gut health, hair, skin and brain development. But any gelatine in your pantry cupboard will work well too.

If you choose to use gelatine sheets please check the packaging for the correct ratio. You are wanting to set 500mls of liquid.

Today I have used my recipe for Nancy’s Lemon Cordial as the flavour in the jelly. You could use any homemade cordial you like.

Alternatively I sometimes use Barkers fruit syrups. For example the lite blackcurrant or the lite rhubarb and rosehip make a great tasting alternative in these jellies.

You can use any berry you like, fresh or frozen. Or even any chopped soft fruit (peaches, nectarines, mandarin, pear etc)

These are super easy and quick to make.

This is a perfect recipe to help let the children make.

Pour in your desired amount cordial and top up with boiling water.
Sprinkle the powdered gelatine over the boiling water and mix with a whisk until it is combined.

Fill your jars/bowls/containers with raspberries (fresh or frozen). We like to make individual portions.
Pour the flavoured gelatine mixture over the raspberries and place in the fridge to set.

That easy and quick.

They will be set within the hour.

If you like this recipe. You may also enjoy these suggestions.

Stacey’s fruit gummy recipe https://mykidslickthebowl.com/home-made-real-fruit-gummy-bears/

Jana’s jelly tip ice cream https://themacphersondiaries.co.nz/jelly-tip-ice-creams/

Homemade Jellies

This is a great healthy alternative to store bought jellies and packet jelly.
Prep Time15 minutes
Servings: 6


  • Kettle
  • Heatproof measuring jug
  • Measuring spoons
  • Whisk
  • Fridge


  • 500 mls boiling water
  • ¼-½ cup lemon cordial (see my recipe for Nancy's lemon cordial)
  • 2 tbsp powdered gelatine
  • raspberries (add your desired amount)


  • Pour the cordial and boing water into a heat proof jug.
  • Carefully taste the liquid and decide if you would like to add more cordial. Add enough for your desired taste.
  • Sprinkle the powdwered gealtine over the cordial mixture and whisk until all the gelatine has been dissolved.
  • Place the raspberries (or fruit of choice) into the bottom of each of your jars or containers.
  • Pour the liquid over the top of the fruit.
  • Place the jellies in the fridge to set.