Pimm's Jellies


3-4 sheets leaf gelatine
300ml lemonade
3 tbsp Pimm's No.1 Cup
Juice of ½ a lime
2 tsp caster sugar
1-2 strawberries, halved
2 thin slices of cucumber
2 sprigs mint


  1. Soak the leaf gelatine in cold water for 5 minutes or until soft. Meanwhile, heat 100ml of the lemonade until just boiling then remove from the heat. Lift the gelatine out of the water, give it a squeeze then stir into the hot lemonade until dissolved. Add the Pimm's, lime juice, sugar and remaining lemonade. Pour through a sieve into a jug.
  2. Pour the jelly into 2 large glasses and chill for 3-4 hours until set. Serve, decorated with the strawberries, cucumber slices and mint sprigs.

Cook's tips

To set the jellies more quickly, chill the second batch of lemonade and the Pimm's before adding to the gelatine, and chill the glasses at the bottom of the fridge, where it is colder.

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes plus 3-4 hours chilling
  • Total time: 15 minutes plus 3-4 hours chilling

Serves: 2

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 468.608kJ

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4 stars

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This recipe was first published in Fri Jul 01 01:00:00 BST 2005.