Vegan Jelly | Protein Jelly Recipe

This 4 ingredient recipe is super simple to make and features Clear Vegan Protein for an additional protein boost. This recipe makes four snack-size portions, perfect for when you have a sweet tooth but want to stay on track with your wellness goals.

What Is Jelly?

Jelly first became popular in 18th century England, and reached its heyday in the 1970s. It is traditionally made with gelatin – collagen derived from animal products – and fruit like strawberries or raspberries. Jelly is famous for its wibbly-wobbly texture, and can be eaten on its own, with ice cream, or as part of a trifle. Plant-based jelly recipes (like this one!) swap out the gelatin for agar agar or xanthan gum.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s completely plant-based with agar agar instead of traditional gelatin
  • The added fruit-flavoured clear protein powder makes this jelly extra sweet and satisfying
  • It’s a low-fat and low calorie treat that you can enjoy while staying on track for your health goals
  • Quick and easy to make with only 4 ingredients

How To Make Jelly

The longest part of this jelly recipe is the time taken for the jelly to set but otherwise this is one of the simplest recipes ever! Most health food shops now stock agar agar – this is a versatile ingredient, so worth having in the cupboard.

This recipe makes four individual jellies or one large jelly.

Equipment You’ll Need

  • Measuring jug
  • Teaspoon
  • Whisk
  • Medium saucepan
  • Hob
  • 4 ramekins or small jars for serving


  • 300g fresh strawberries (halved, with tops removed)
  • 1.5 scoops strawberry flavour Clear Vegan Protein
  • 350-400ml water
  • 1 heaped tsp agar agar


  1. Add the water and clear vegan protein to a pan and whisk well until no lumps remain. Add the strawberries and agar agar.
  2. Bring the water to the boil on a medium-high heat, stirring continuously to make sure none of the ingredients stick to the pan. Once the mixture is boiling (there will be large bubbles), reduce to a low-medium heat. Keep stirring, and simmer the mixture for 5-6 minutes until the strawberries have softened.
  3. Remove from the heat and mash any larger bits of strawberries that remain.
  4. Pour the jelly into four ramekins then pop in the fridge for 1-2 hours to set.

Top Tips

  • Make sure to not to overheat the jelly mixture, as this can cause the jelly to stay runny. Make sure to reduce the heat so the jelly mixture is not on a continuous boil.
  • Fancy a flavour change? Swap the strawberries for raspberries and use raspberry mojito flavour Clear Vegan Protein instead. Add in the juice of ½ a lime and top with a spring of mint.
  • If you’re struggling to find agar agar, xanthan gum is another great vegan thickener for things like jelly and plant-based ice cream
  • If using glass ramekins, leave the jelly to cool on the counter before popping in the fridge; the hot mixture in the cold fridge may cause the ramekin to crack or break.


Cover each ramekin with clingfilm or a reusable silicone cover. The jelly will last in the fridge for up to three days.

Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 50
Total Fat 0.5g
Total Carbohydrates 5.5g
Dietary Fiber 2.5g
Sugar 4.8g
Protein 4g

Take Home Message

This recipe is incredibly versatile, and the fruit and Clear Vegan Protein can be easily changed to match your favourite flavours! These jellies take less than ten minutes to make… and less than five minutes to devour!

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What is jelly made of?

Traditional jelly is made using gelatin, a collagen derived from animal products . This recipe uses agar agar which is derived from seaweed, so it’s suitable for a vegan diet.

Do you need sugar for jelly?

The strawberries in this recipe add a natural sweetness. However, if you find the recipe not quite sweet enough then try adding 1-2 tsps of sugar or sweetener when bringing the mixture to the boil.

What makes jelly thick?

The well-known wobble of jelly is due to the setting agents used – traditional jelly uses gelatin but this recipe swaps it out for agar agar to make the jelly vegan.

How long does jelly take to set?

Jelly can set in as little as 30 minutes however, leaving it in the fridge for 1-2 hours will help to reach that perfect texture.

How long does jelly last in the fridge?

Jelly will last around 3 days in the fridge when covered.

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Rachel is a qualified Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) who holds an MSc in both Applied Human Nutrition and Physician Associate Studies. Over the last year, Rachel's been working as a freelance nutrition writer and coach, with her areas of interest including weight loss and specialist dietary requirements. As well as this, she's contributed towards published research on weight loss, and is currently studying the role of plant-based diets in health-conscious individuals.