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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 blackcurrent 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 juice (or powder*)
  • 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 with Agar Powder and 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 Agar 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.


  • Instead of juice you can use powder. In this recipe we used 1 tbsp of Viberi blackcurrant powder in one cup of water
  • 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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