Since having kids, Hogmanay celebrations haven’t quite been the same. In fact, for the last five years I don’t even think I’ve even seen the bells! However, even though I don’t party like I used to, I still like to celebrate the New Year. It has always been one of my favourite times. I love starting a clean slate and making New Year resolutions. I feel that it is a positive time, a time to enjoy and look forward to the coming year.
As Finn is getting older I wanted to make a fun drink for him to join in the celebrations. After a lot of playing around, my fun drink turned into a jelly treat in a glass. This year we have plans to go to a friends house for Hogmanay and I thought that this would be easy to transport and fun for the kids.
I’ve been meaning to try making my own fruit juice jelly for a while now, since reading this recipe from Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen. However, I’ve never had any gelatine in the house and I have always forgotten to buy some. I eventually did get some for Christmas and knew that this would be the perfect way to use up the left over packets.
Finn, as usual, took his role of product tester very seriously. He loved them.
Hogmanay Fruit Juice Jelly
- 500 ml (2 cups) fresh apple juice
- 1 sachet (12g) powdered gelatine (I used Dr. Oetker)
- Fresh fruit of choice to top
- Heat up the apple juice in a pan over a medium / low heat. You want the juice to be hot but not boiling.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the gelatine powder until fully dissolved.
- Pour the mixture evenly into 5 plastic wine/champagne glasses.
- Leave to set in the fridge (mine took around 1.5 hrs to set)
- Top with fresh fruit.