Sparkling Cherry Jelly

RatingDifficultyIntermediate
Prep Time15 minsCook Time4 hrsTotal Time4 hrs 15 mins
 300ml SodaStream sparkling water
 300ml water
 1 tbsp gelatine powder
 1/2 cup (120g) caster sugar
 6 cherries, pitted and crushed
 2 star anise pods
 4 fresh cherries
 Chocolate sauce
1

To prepare the SodaStream sparkling water: Fill a SodaStream 1 Litre Bottle with cold water and carbonate.

2

Place 100ml tepid water into a small bowl. Sprinkle gelatine powder over the water. Allow to bloom for 5 minutes.

3

Place remaining water, caster sugar, pitted cherries and star anise pods into a medium saucepan. Bring to the boil and remove from heat. Add the gelatine mix. Stir well to ensure the sugar has melted.

4

Strain into a 1-litre capacity jug. Add sparkling water to the strained mixture.

5

Pour cherry mix into four 200ml capacity glasses/clear dessert bowls.

6

Place a cherry in each glass. Lift it so it is half suspended.

7

Tape the cherry stalk to the side of the bowl with masking tape to hold it in place.

8

Chill the cherry cups in the fridge for at least 4-5 hours, until it forms into jelly.

9

Serve chilled with chocolate sauce drizzled on top.

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Ingredients

 300ml SodaStream sparkling water
 300ml water
 1 tbsp gelatine powder
 1/2 cup (120g) caster sugar
 6 cherries, pitted and crushed
 2 star anise pods
 4 fresh cherries
 Chocolate sauce

Directions

1

To prepare the SodaStream sparkling water: Fill a SodaStream 1 Litre Bottle with cold water and carbonate.

2

Place 100ml tepid water into a small bowl. Sprinkle gelatine powder over the water. Allow to bloom for 5 minutes.

3

Place remaining water, caster sugar, pitted cherries and star anise pods into a medium saucepan. Bring to the boil and remove from heat. Add the gelatine mix. Stir well to ensure the sugar has melted.

4

Strain into a 1-litre capacity jug. Add sparkling water to the strained mixture.

5

Pour cherry mix into four 200ml capacity glasses/clear dessert bowls.

6

Place a cherry in each glass. Lift it so it is half suspended.

7

Tape the cherry stalk to the side of the bowl with masking tape to hold it in place.

8

Chill the cherry cups in the fridge for at least 4-5 hours, until it forms into jelly.

9

Serve chilled with chocolate sauce drizzled on top.

Sparkling Cherry Jelly
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