Watermelon & Raspberry Jelly

Ingredients

  • 1 large watermelon sliced in two horizontally*
  • 250ml freshly squeezed and strained orange juice
  • 125ml strained lemon juice
  • 250ml probiotic liquid** such as Body Ecology Innergy Biotic Drink (you can also use Water Kefir or Young Coconut Kefir)
  • 150ml raspberry juice strained
  • 8 tablespoons approximately of Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin - you will need 2 tablespoons of gelatin for every cup of liquid used so depending on the size of your watermelon you may need to adjust slightly
  • A little raw honey to taste if your fruit is not sweet enough
  • 3-6 punnets of mixed berries to decorate***

 

Method

 

Hollow watermelon half by scooping out the fruit. Juice (or process briefly in your Thermomix so seeds remain intact) and strain.

Add water to your watermelon half and then pour the water into a jug so you can determine the total volume of liquid required to fill the watermelon half. Discard measuring water.

Mix the gelatin into ½ cup of orange juice in a small saucepan on low heat- keep stirring until it is completely dissolved and no evidence of powder remains. Set aside to cool.

Make up your jug of watermelon juice, orange and lemon juice - leaving enough room to add the gelatin mixture. Once cool add gelatin mix to your jug of juice and mix thoroughly.

Pour into your watermelon half which you have placed into a baking pan to keep it stable and prevent tipping once full. Add a mix of berries into the watermelon - they will float on top. Try blueberries, raspberries and strawberries - they look lovely floating in the jelly. Place in the fridge for six hours or until set.

*Depending on the size of your watermelon and it’s sweetness you may need to tweak the amounts of orange and lemon juice added so taste as you go - we prefer a more tangy taste. **If you don’t have any probiotic liquids then just use more juice or some sparkling mineral water or champagne if you’re feeling particularly festive. ***The amount of berries required will vary by the size of your watermelon and how densely you pack them on top.