Recipe: Fresh orange juice jelly boats

Recipe: Fresh orange juice jelly boats

These taste fabulously fresh - they're pretty too.

Recipe Fresh orange juice jelly boats



8 gelatine leaves
About 5 large navel oranges
(enough to make 500ml freshly squeezed orange juice)
2 tbsp coconut sugar



  1. Soak the gelatine leaves in a bowl with 250ml cold water untilthey have become ver y soft.
  2. Halve the oranges and juice them to get 500ml orange juice, but being careful not to make holes in them (these will be your ‘boats’).
  3. Place the juice in a small saucepan with the coconut sugar and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat.
  4. Squeeze the water out of the gelatine leaves and add them to the warm orange mixture, stirring to dissolve completely.
  5. Hollow out the orange halves you have juiced, carefully removing anyremaining pith. Place them in a small tray or Tupper ware container that will fit in your fridge, and pour in the juice, almost to the top of each orange half.
  6. Chill in the fridge for at least two
    hours to set. If you make these ahead, they will keep really well in the fridge for a few days.
  7. When you are ready to ser ve them, cut each half in half again, and place a cocktail stick into the centre of the jelly, with a triangle of wrapping paper skewered through it, so it looks like a sailing boat.
    all the ingredients (except the oil) until smooth.


‘Lizzie Loves Healthy Family Food: Delicious and Nutritious Meals You'll All Enjoy’ is published as a hardback and eBook (£20/£10.99) by Trapeze. Photography by Charlotte Kibbles



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