I don’t know if it’s all of the beautiful Valentine-themed sweet treats around (ribbon roses at SweetSugarBelle and Valentine’s Bags at Nifty Thrifty Things for example) or the fact that I’m meant to be studying, but I was overcome but the urge to make milk jelly this weekend.
I’ve now decided as it is berry flavoured and has come out rather pink that it definitely constitutes a Valentine’s Day treat (even though my other half would be most bemused if I presented him with a glass of pink gloop on Tuesday!) It would be good for a little girl’s Birthday party as a fancier (and pinker) alternative to the traditional jelly and ice cream.
This was a bit of an experiment, so as with the Fruit Betty last week the quantities are a bit vague, sorry!
Valentine’s Milk Jelly
1 block of jelly
1/2 can evaporated milk (I use the light stuff as I can’t taste the difference in recipes)
Handful of fruit (raspberries, strawberries or in this out of season weather- trusty frozen berries)
1. Make up some strawberry or raspberry jelly with about half of the usual quantity of water- around 250ml. Set aside to cool and when it’s stopped steaming, chill in the fridge for 15-20 minutes, until cold but not set.
2. Blitz the berries with a blender or food processor (defrost first if they’re frozen, but make sure they stay on the cold side, this will help the mousse to set).
3. Whisk up the evaporated milk until foamy and then add the blitzed berries and jelly.
4. Whisk for a couple of minutes until mousse like, pour into glasses and put in the fridge to set for a couple of hours.