Strawberry & Pimm’s jelly

Strawberry & Pimm’s jelly

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 2 mins Plus straining overnight and chilling


Serves 4
A match made in heaven - sweet, ripe strawberries set in a jelly with the traditional fruit cup liquor - served with cream, of course

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal269
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars42g
  • fibre3g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 750g ripe strawberry, plus extra to serve



    Once available in Britain for just a brief period during the summer, strawberries are now a year…

  • 50g caster sugar, plus extra to taste (optional)
  • 250-300ml/9-11fl oz Pimm's
  • 4 sheets leaf gelatine
  • lemon juice (optional)
  • whipped cream and shortbread, to serve



    Fresh unpasteurised milk quickly separates and the fat rises to the top. This fat layer is then…


  1. Wash, drain and hull the strawberries. Tip into a food processor or blender with the caster sugar and blitz to crush.

  2. Line a colander with a sheet of clean muslin. Place the colander over a large bowl. Tip the strawberry mixture into the colander and allow the juices to drip through overnight (not in the fridge).

  3. In the morning, measure the strained juice – you should have 300-400ml depending on the berries. Add enough Pimm’s to make up to 600ml.

  4. Place the gelatine leaves in a bowl and cover with cold water. Leave for 10 mins to soften, then lift out of the water, squeezing out the excess. In a small pan, heat 200ml of the strawberry and Pimm’s liquid until it is hot to touch, then remove from the heat. Add the gelatine to the hot liquid and stir to dissolve. Pour back into the remaining cool liquid, taste and add sugar or lemon juice to balance the flavour.

  5. Divide the mixture between 4 glasses and place in the fridge for at least 4 hrs to set. Top with halved with strawberries and whipped cream, and serve with shortbread.

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Comments (3)

artichoke54's picture

Two words - epic fail. Used nearly 400 mls of Pimms resulting in a strong liqueur jelly. An expensive mistake. Will not be attempting again. Ended up using the strawberry mix to make a big eton mess so as not to waste them

libby0's picture

I used a sieve without a muslin and the strawberries still would not go through. It set well but was cloudy. Could not get the balance of lemon juice correct. Just tasted like neat liquor... which some people liked, not worth the effort.

mmb028's picture

Tried this recipe at the weekend and was very disappointed. The blended strawberry juice did not go through the muslin and there were insufficient gelatine leaves for the jelly to set. Will be trying a different version of this next time.

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