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Vegan Jelly Recipe with Agar

Vegan Jelly Recipe with Agar

This vegan Jelly recipe is made with Agar Powder, derived from a red seaweed, instead of gelatine - it also has no artificial colours and flavourings. We have used Viberi blackcurrent powder to flavour this recipe but you can use any of your choice.

 Serves 6

Prep time 1 hour, cooking time 5 mins


  • 1 cup of concentrated juice or 10g (or a little more to your taste) of Viberi Blackcurrent powder in a cup of water
  • 1 tsp Agar powder
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or 1 tsp honey – or to taste (optional) 


  1. Pour the liquids into a cooking pot and sprinkle the powders in with a sweetener of your choice (if using). Use a whisk, mix to combine and let stand for 10 minutes for the Agar to swell.
  2. Place the pot on medium heat. Warm to dissolve the powders and sweetener, while stirring.
  3. When the mixture reaches a boil, simmer for 2 minutes while stirring to make sure all is dissolved. Remove from heat and ladle immediately into a flat dish or into moulds of your choice. The mixture will set at room temperature.
  4. Refrigerate for a faster and stronger set.
  5. Before serving, cut the gummies into bite-size shapes or use this as a jelly layer for a trifle dessert.


  • Jellies may ‘sweat’ when weather is humid. To prevent this, you could dissolve 1 tsp of corn starch (corn flour) with the agar into the liquid that you are cooking.

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