Sunday, January 24, 2010

Agar Milk Jelly

The milk jelly is a relatively light dessert that I love to serve very cold in summer. It's also ridiculously easy to make and require very few ingredients so that it can be an option if you've got surprise guests coming or not enough time at your disposition to make an elaborate dessert.

Let's get on with the ingredients required to make this delightfully easy dessert.

For a maximum of 5 copious servings you will be needing:
1 can of unsweetened condensed milk (carnation)
250 ml of water
3 tablespoon of sugar
10g of agar agar

1 large deep pan
a jelly mould

Mix together, in a large pan, the unsweetened condensed milk, the water, sugar and agar agar powder. Place the pan on the stove and bring the liquid mixture obtained to the boil. Once the mixture has come to the boil you can pour it in your jelly mould and let it set in the refrigerator.

1. If you don't have a jelly mould, any deep plate or bowl will do. The only inconvenience is that the jelly might break during unmoulding.

2. The agar agar can be replaced by 2 sheets of gelatin. In that case you will need to let the gelatin soak in cold water and heat a mixture of condensed milk, water and sugar and incorporate the gelatin in the hot (but not boiling) liquid.


  1. I love milk-based deserts. That one looks very good. I think it will taste great with some slices of fruits. Thinking of kiwi or mangoes here. What say?

  2. Jev, the last time I served it with peaches and whipped cream, you remember it? Kiwi and mangoes could be great too. I have a preference for kiwi.

  3. Ohh yeah I remember. It tasted great. Loved it. Had a hard time guessing what it was. haha

  4. Haha! Now you know what it was!