In this post I am going to talk about the agar and how to make jelly easy, a basic preparation that can make a difference in some of your dishes.

Learn how to prepare a fruit jelly, you can have it prepared in your fridge for several days and use it for many things.

Now it's an orange season, so I've prepared a good amount of orange jelly, I love fruit jelly because I can use it in desserts, but also in salads, are you surprised?

Preparing jelly using agar agar is very easy, agar agar offers many possibilities to give a different touch to your dishes.

If you usually prepare a salad that has orange, add the gelatin in addition to the orange or in replacement of it and you will give a different touch.

Orange jelly
Salad with cod, strawberries and orange jelly

In the same way you can prepare jellies of all kinds of flavors, strawberry, lemon, mango, apple, you can also prepare gelatins based on vegetables, for example cucumber, tomato or carrot.

You could also make a jelly with a fish bottom, with a meat broth or with a vegetable stew and play with them on the plate, making different combinations in your dishes.

You can make jelly with vegetable juice or with a chicken broth, there are many possibilities.

Once you have your gelatins ready you just have to play with them by adding them to your recipes. It is a fun way for children to dare with some new flavors, it is easier to seduce them with colorful and beautiful preparations, if it comes through your eyes, you have won.

Why not try?

I to make jello use agar, the agar agar is used in the kitchen as a gelling agent, it is very easy to handle and the result is a firm gelatin without any added flavor.

Agar agar is a substance that is obtained from some species of algae, therefore its origin is vegetable and allows us to prepare vegan recipes, also does not provide calories because it is not digestible and has no flavor.

The agar agar is of vegetable origin, comes from algae, provides fiber and has very few calories.

We are used to using gelatin of animal origin, whose function is only and exclusively that, to gel, but agar agar also has the function of thickening.

Jelly Fruits
Macedonia with orange gelatin and strawberry

Therefore agar agar works well in hot recipes that we want to thicken, a sauce, a soup, a custard or a pudding to which you do not want to add flour, bread or sponge cake. Does not the idea seduce you?

Advantages of agar agar against gelatin of animal origin:

  • It is of vegetable origin, suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
  • Like the other gelatin, it does not add flavor.
  • It provides fiber.
  • It has a much higher gelling power, using 8 grams per liter, there is a very firm gelatin.
  • Its caloric intake is very low, it has 261 kcal / 100 grams, therefore, if we use between 4 and 10 grams per liter, it is nothing.
  • In addition to gelling, if we use less quantity, it serves as a thickener, for example, to thicken sauces, custards, a pudding. Traditional gelatin does not allow this use.

Orange jelly
Orange gelatin with agar agar

Why prepare jellies:

  • Kids love it, but older ones too.
  • It allows you to play with the textures on the plate.
  • Aesthetically, gelatin is precious. Many combinations can be made.
  • You can prepare sweet gelatins, natural or salty fruit, with vegetable juices.
  • Ideal in salads, salads or as a complement to other dishes.

Next I attach the recipe to prepare an orange jelly, but following the same steps you can prepare it of what you want.

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Easy gelatin

Preparing jelly using agar agar is very easy, agar agar offers many possibilities to give a different touch to your dishes.

DIsh Basics
keyword gelatin
Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 1 time 50 minutes
Total time 2 hours
Servings 4
Calories 59 kcal
Author missblasco


  • 500 ml freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 4 grams agar powder agar

Elaboration step by step

  1. In a saucepan put the juice and add the agar agar, with some rods mix very well and let the agar agar soak, during 1 or 2 minutes.

  2. Put the saucepan on moderate heat, stirring constantly with the rods until it reaches a boil.

  3. Let it boil very little during 1 or 2 minutes, do not stop stirring.

  4. After that time you can put the mixture in the molds where you want to make gelatin.

  5. Allow to cool to room temperature at least 30 minutes and then to the refrigerator, in a couple of hours the gelatin will be ready.

Nutritional Information
Easy gelatin
Amount per serving
Calories 59
% of the recommended daily value *
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 261mg7%
Carbohydrates 13 g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 62.5mg76%
Football 20mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percentages of Daily Values ​​are based on a diet of 2000 calories.

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