There are always loves for jelly in our house, we make it plain, with fruit, juice, coffee,… anything imaginable. So I was a bit obsessed over the fruity sangria recently, the drink just looks too cool to pass-by, and hence how this Berry Fruity Watermelon Sangria Jelly recipe surfaces.
Making this jelly is pretty simple, first, you pick a good looking and sweet watermelon, then use a melon-baller to scoop out about a cup of flesh to add the jelly later. The remaining flesh can be chopped up to fit into your juicer/ blender.
Speaking of which, if you have a juicer, the preparation time would be shorter by half, otherwise a blender and a small strainer/spice bag to help extract the seeds and/or pulps out. If you’re leaving the seeds/pulps in, however, the liquid might be a little cloudy and hence can’t show the added fruit slices/chunks as well.
To vary the look of each fruit, try to cut them into different sizes & shapes. For instance, cube apple while slicing peach in a half-moon shape. I have a couple of strawberries left-hanging in our backyard, so those got cross-cut and throw in as well.
Do remember that for some fruits like Apple and Pears, you might need to soak them in an acidic solution (say lemon/lime water) to prevent them from turning brown.
Depend on your watermelon size, you can scale the recipe. Typically it’s 1 teaspoon of gelatin powder to 1 cup of liquid, this includes watermelon juice and additional water. So say if you’re getting 2 cups of juice, you can dilute it with 2 cups of water and use 4 teaspoons of gelatin powder.
Since watermelon should be sweet enough, there is no need for additional sugar or sweeteners.
Berry Fruity Watermelon Sangria Jelly
- 3 tsp gelatin powder
- 2 cup water
- 3 cup watermelon around 1 personal watermelon
- ½ pint blueberry
- 4 slice lemon/lime
Additional Fruits of choice
- 1 peach
- 1 apple
- 4 strawberries
- Use a small melon baller to scoop out about 1 cup of watermelon, cover, and set aside.
- Cut the rest of watermelon flesh into cubes for easier process.
- If you have a juicer, just juice the flesh, otherwise, puree them and pass through a strainer to extract all the seeds, pulp out.
- Add 3 teaspoons of gelatin powder to watermelon juice and let it soaks for 15 minutes or so.
- While waiting, prepare all other fruits & berries being used. Wash, cut, and slice to your liking.
- Prepare 2x 12 oz glasses as jelly holders. You can rim them as well if need now.
- Bring 2 cups of water to boil over stove-top or microwave.
- Carefully pour the boiled water into the watermelon juice/gelatin, mix it well.
- Pour half of the gelatin liquid into one container cup.
- Then add half of each kind of fruits into it.
- Repeat for the other cup.
- Wait till they're both cool down to room temperature, then cover and chill in the fridge overnight.
- Serve cold with your loveliest idea of decoration.