Lychee Jelly Dessert Recipe for Your Kids

Posted by Niel Neethling on June 6, 2024

Lychee jelly is a delightful and refreshing treat that combines the exotic sweet taste of lychee fruit with the fun, wobbly texture of jelly. This Asian-inspired dessert is not only easy to make but also a hit with kids due to its sweet flavour and playful appearance. If you're looking to introduce a new dessert that's both delicious and a little adventurous, this lychee jelly dessert recipe is the perfect addition to your family's sweet repertoire.

In this article, we'll walk you through a simple lychee jelly dessert recipe that your kids will absolutely love. Plus, we'll share some fun variations and serving tips to make this dessert even more exciting.

Lychee Jelly Dessert

Understanding Lychee Jelly

Before we dive into the recipe, let's get a little background on what lychee jelly is all about.

Lychee jelly is made using lychee fruit, which originates from Asia and is loved for its unique floral aroma and juicy sweetness. The jelly is often served in Asian desserts and beverages, and it's a popular topping in bubble tea shops.

The translucent and glistening appearance of lychee jelly, paired with its mildly tropical flavour, makes it an excellent ingredient for various desserts or simply enjoyed on its own.

Ingredients You'll Need

To create this mouthwatering dessert for your kids, you'll need the following ingredients:

Fave™ Lychee Fruit

Gelatin or agar-agar powder (for a vegetarian option)

Sugar (adjust to taste)


Optional: Other fruits for garnish (kiwi, strawberries, etc.)

Lychee Jelly Dessert

The Lychee Jelly Dessert Recipe

Let's get started on making this yummy treat that's sure to bring a smile to your little ones' faces.

If using fresh lychees, peel and remove the seeds from the lychees. If you're opting for canned lychees, simply drain the syrup and set aside the lychees. You can chop the lychees into smaller pieces or leave them whole, depending on your preference.

In a medium-sized pot, pour the water and sprinkle the gelatin or agar-agar powder over it. Let it sit for a few minutes to allow the gelatin to bloom.

Heat the mixture on low heat, stirring constantly until the gelatin fully dissolves.

Add sugar to the mixture and continue stirring until it dissolves.

Once the sugar is dissolved, remove the pot from the heat.

Place a few pieces of lychee fruit into each of your dessert cups or molds.

Pour the jelly mixture over the lychees, filling up to the desired level.

Allow the jelly to cool to room temperature, then place the cups or molds in the refrigerator to set. This usually takes about 2-3 hours.

Once the jelly is set, it's time to serve! You can unmold the jelly onto a plate or serve it directly in the cups. Garnish with additional fruits if desired.

Tips for the Perfect Jelly
Consistency is Key

The consistency of your jelly is crucial. If it's too firm, it won't be as enjoyable to eat. If it's too soft, it won't hold its shape. Follow the instructions on your gelatin or agar-agar packaging to get the right consistency.

Adding Extra flavour

While lychee has a great flavour on its own, feel free to infuse your jelly with other complementary flavours such as coconut, lime, or even a splash of rose water.

Get Creative with Molds

Use fun-shaped molds to make the jellies even more appealing to your kids. Think stars, hearts, or even animal shapes.

Making It a Teachable Moment

Involve your kids in the process of making the jelly. It's a fun way to introduce them to cooking and can also be an educational experience as they learn about the gelling process.

Lychee Jelly Dessert

Variations of Lychee Jelly Dessert
Mixed Fruit Lychee Jelly

Add a variety of chopped fruits into the jelly mixture before it sets to create a fruit cocktail jelly. Make sure to choose fruits that complement the lychee's flavour.

Lychee Jelly with Coconut

For a tropical twist, add coconut milk to the jelly mixture. This will give you a creamy lychee coconut jelly that's absolutely irresistible.

Lychee Jelly Pops

Pour the jelly mixture into popsicle molds for a frozen treat on a hot day. You can add whole lychees or fruit pieces for added texture.

Health Benefits of Lychee

While we're indulging in the sweet taste of lychee jelly, it's also worth noting that lychees come with their own set of health benefits.

Vitamin C: Lychees are a good source of Vitamin C, which is essential for immune system function.

Antioxidants: They contain antioxidants that help protect the body from oxidative stress.

Dietary Fiber: Lychees provide dietary fiber, which aids in digestion.

Storing Your Lychee Jelly

Lychee jelly can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. Make sure to cover the jelly cups or molds with plastic wrap or lids to keep them fresh.

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