This dessert is easy to whip up in advance for a light summery evening treat. I remember mum making it to take to pot-luck dinners with a big scoop to self-serve!
All you need on hand is 2 packets of jelly crystals and 1 tin of evaporated milk that has been completely chilled down. Put a can in the refrigerator right now so you can make it one day soon! Reduced fat evaporated milk works fine with this recipe too. Pour two cups of boiling water over the jelly crystals and stir to dissolve. Let the jelly cool at room temperature for an hour. After this time, fluff up the cold evaporated milk with a mixer on high until it is thick and aerated. Turn your mixer down to the lowest speed while you slowly pour the cooled jelly mixture in to combine. Pour into serving dish(es) and chill for 4 hours before serving. Decorate with fruit or sprinkles as desired when serving.
This recipie makes use of the packet jelly crystals flavouring but why not amp it up with a few drops of oil flavourings too? Try these pairings...
- lemon jelly & cola flavouring (remember the limited edition lemon coke?) will be pastel yellow.
- raspberry jelly & coconut flavouring will be pink as pictured.
- tropical jelly & pina colada flavouring will be peachy looking.
- blueberry jelly & apple flavouring will be smurf-blue in colour.
- lime jelly & strawberry kiwi flavouring will turn out pastel green, good for Halloween or St Patrick's Day celebrations!
- blackberry jelly & english toffee flavouring will be purple.
- orange jelly & peach flavouring will be pastel orange.
- strawberry jelly & champagne flavouring will be pink, cute served in cups at a baby shower!
- lemonade jelly & watermelon flavouring will be the faintest purple colour, almost white.
- boysenberry jelly & marshmallow flavouring will turn out pastel maroon.
Yummo! I find these Lorann oils handy to have on hand to flavour butter cream, royal icing or desserts such as this. At $3 each they hardly break the bank. When you order its worth getting an eye dropper to dispense them with as these oils are 3-4 times the strength of regular flavourings.
Here is a slightly massacred kids version with the addition of mini mallows and sprinkles!