On a hot summer days, what are your favorite sweets to enjoy and cool down" One of my favorite is this see-through fruit jelly. The see-through jelly reminds me of ice cubes and it makes me feel cool instantly, as I imagine the chilled jelly with refreshing fruits in my mouth.This quick and easy dessert recipe has been in my mind to share for quite a while, and now is the perfect time as I am still kitchen-less. Based on the latest estimate I might have a functional kitchen in 2 weeks… I just can’t wait.Easy Fruit Jelly RecipeSo I want to emphasize it’s super easy to make this attractive dessert. All you need is a portable stove, a small saucepan, a cutting board, a knife and a mold. If you are wondering how I created this recipe, it was created in my upstairs office which is now also a kitchen/dining room.
Ingredients and Equipment for Fruit JellyKanten (agar) – vegetarian & vegan-friendly jellyThis jelly is made with kanten (agar) powder. In case you’re not familiar, kanten (??) or agar is a white and semi-translucent gelatinous substance, obtained from algae. Just like gelatin, it solidifies liquid.However, kanten (agar) is vegetarian and vegan-friendly, and it’s a great alternative to animal or chemical-based gelatin.If you want to know more about kanten (agar), please read my Agar/Kanten Page.Nagashikan – mold with removable inner trayFor this recipe, I actually bought a traditional Japanese stainless steel mold with a removable inner tray called Nagashikan (???).This removable inner tray makes it easy for you to un-mold the food, especially if the food easily sticks to the container.We use nagashikan to make Tamago Tofu (????) and traditional cold treats like Yokan (??, azuki bean jelly).But no worries, if you don’t have this (or didn’t win my giveaway – details below), you can simply use a mold or baking pan with higher rim and place a plastic wrap on bottom of the mold so you can u...