Lemon Jelly

Lemon jelly is a delightful way to add a light and zesty note to any occasion. Whether you’re serving it as a refreshingly cool after-dinner treat or a gift for a lemon lover, it’s a classic and versatile recipe that can easily be tweaked according to your own tastes and preferences. The following recipe offers an easy and foolproof way to make delicious lemon jelly.


  • 3 ½ cups cold water
  • 2 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 3 lemons
  • 1 package (85 grams) of your preferred gelatin powder
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice


  1. In a saucepan, combine the cold water and sugar, stirring until the sugar has dissolved completely.
  2. Grate the zest of the lemons into the sugar and water mixture, stirring well.
  3. Squeeze and strain the juice from the lemons into the saucepan; set aside the lemon scraps.
  4. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Once boiling, reduce heat to low and stir in the gelatin powder and lemon juice, stirring until completely combined.
  5. Carefully remove the mixture from the heat, discarding the lemon scraps.
  6. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a square baking dish.
  7. Allow the lemon jelly to cool and set, preferably in the refrigerator, for 1-2 hours.
  8. Run a knife around the edges of the baking dish to release the jelly.
  9. Cut the jelly into desired shapes, scoop out of the dish and serve.

For an even more intensely flavoured jelly, you can also add a few drops of natural lemon extract. You can make your jelly look even more elegant by decorating it with candied lemon slices, edible flowers or a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Enjoy!