Summer sparkles…..

Summer is here and when is it not a good time to add some sparkle to your summer evening?  I just love the fresh feel to these little pots of sparkling jelly and fresh fruit. So easy to make and so easy to impress. Text time you have a bbq or alfresco meal, finish it off with these, and you’ll have everyone smiling at twist on the infamous childhood jelly. Cool, refreshing and a little bit unusual, all topped off with the added benefit of being full of some pink champagne bubbles! Simply no reason to say no!



  1. Put the water and sugar into a small saucepan over a low to medium heat. Stir to dissolve the crystals, then raise the heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, simmer for five minutes, then remove the pan.
  2. Pour the sparkling wine into a large heatproof bowl and add the gelatine. Set aside for about five minutes, or until the leaves are soft and squidgy.
  3. Take out the leaves, squeeze off as much liquid as possible, and add them to the sugar syrup.
  4. Whisk furiously until the gelatine has completely dissolved, then pour the syrup back into the bowl with the sparkling wine and whisk to combine.
  5. Allow to cool thoroughly, then refrigerate the jelly for about one hour.
  6. As soon as it starts to thicken, stir in the raspberries or other fruit.
  7. Divide the jelly between six glasses and cover them with cling film.
  8. Refrigerate for four to six hours, or until they have completely set and serve.



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