A great dessert for parties or everyday. This vanilla-flavoured jelly, adapted from a recipe from 1912, has a honeycomb colour, topped with whipped cream, raspberries and redcurrants – a colourful and delicious pud
Serves: 4-6
Prep time: 20 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Skill level: Easy peasy




    • 450ml (¾ pint) milk


    • 8 gelatine leaves


    • 3 large eggs, separated


    • 60g (2oz) caster sugar


    • 1 tsp vanilla extract


To serve:

    • 150ml (¼ pint) whipped cream


    • About 125g (4oz) mixture of raspberries and redcurrants, to serve


    • 900ml (1½ pint) jelly mould






    1. Pour the milk into a large bowl over simmering water, add the gelatine leaves and leave to dissolve.


    1. Whisk in the egg yolks, sugar and vanilla extract. Take off heat. Leave to cool and thicken, for about 20 mins.


    1. Whisk the egg whites until firm, then fold them into the custard. Pour into the mould and leave to set until firm.


    1. Turn jelly out on to a flat plate (dip mould in hot water first). Serve with whipped cream, redcurrants and raspberries.



Nutritional information per portion



fat 7.0g saturates 3.0g calories 148(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.