Friday, February 8, 2013

Custard & Jelly Cups

 Here is easy-peasy Valentine’s Day special treat! I wanted to post something sweet and red and quick for the heading lover’s day. This is a dessert that you can out put together in about 10 minutes. But it takes a bit of thinking ahead.
There are two layers involved here; the bottom is a jelly layer. The top layer is custard. You can choose any flavour of jelly you want. I used cherry flavoured Tropical Jelly mix for my jelly layer, although it took like 2 minutes to make this jelly, I did not like the flavour much. So you might want to experiment with some other brands. I choose the cherry flavour because I thought the red colour looked great with the cream coloured custard. Just sprinkled some pomegranate seeds on top to make the contrast pop!
The custard layer is my favourite, I have made this a million times. I use store bought custard powder to make my custards. They are quick and taste great. You can definitely make custard from scratch but it is a tricky process.
I used these cute little shot glasses. They are so convenient when dealing with guests who whine about being too full for desserts. I filled a ¼ of each cup with the hot jelly mix and let it set for a while in the refrigerator. 
In the meantime you make the custard. After the custard had cooled, store it in the refrigerator.
Alternatively: You can make diagonal layers of jelly and custard. Use a box filled with rice, and arrange your cups in a diagonal position, as seen in the pic below. Then you can pour in the hot jelly mix and set it in the fridge .
When you are ready to serve, take out the set jelly cups and spoon the custard carefully on top of the jelly. Top of with the pomegranate seeds, or your any topping of your choice like chocolate chips, cherries, chocolate sauce or whipped cream.
Have a lovely Valentine’s Day!  
Custard & Jelly Cups:

Jelly Layer:
Follow the instructions on your Jelly mix package.

Custard Layer:
  • Take 500ml of milk.
  • From this take ¼ cup of milk and mix in 2 table spoons of custard powder and make a smooth paste.
  • Boil the remaining milk in a milk pan.
  • Then add 4 table spoons of sugar
  • Keep the flame low and add the custard paste slowly into the milk.
  • Stir continuously to avoid burning.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes. Stir it a bit longer if you want a thick consistency.
  • Let it cool and store refrigerated. Serve cold.


  1. Wow!! It really looks beautiful and the bright colors can attract anybody. Thanks for the receipe, im going to try this for my 3yr old daughter...

    1. hey Amy, thank you. hope the jelly cups turned out well!