This is a healthy and tasty snack which you can make for your kids. This is made using agar agar and fruit juice. I added some honey in the fruit juice, you can skip it if you dont want the extra sweetness. Agar agar / china grass is actually very good for you, it is natural coolant and cools your body instantly. It is a vegetarian substitute for gelatin and it is yummy too.
Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you.
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Setting Time : 35 to 45 mins
Serves: 6 to 8
Fruit Juice – two flavour (1 cup each, see notes)
Agar Agar / China Grass – 5 grams + 5 grams
Honey – 1 tblspn + 1 tblspn
Water – 1 cup
Food Colour optional
Take agar agar in a bowl, add water and soak it for 10 mins. Now heat it gently till it is melted.
Now take 1 cup of fruit juice in a sauce pan, add honey and heat it up. Now add in half of the melted agar agar and mix well. Heat till it is completely boiled.
Pour it into moulds till it is half way full and put in fridge to set for 10 to 15 mins till the top layer is lightly set.
Now take another cup of fruit juice in a sauce pan and add in honey and heat it up. Now add in the remaining agar agar and mix well.Heat till it is completely boiled.
Pour it over the moulds and set till completely set.
Now cut into squares and enjoy.
1)I used agar agar strips. If you are using agar agar powder use just 2 tblspn in each fruit juice mixture.
2)I used guava juice and apple juice. You can use any flavours.
3)When chilling the first layer, dont set it completely. Just 10 to 15 mins till the top layer is just set. So when you pour the second layer it will stick to the first layer.
4)You can create as many layer as you like.
|Take agar agar strips in a bowl|
|add cold water and let it soak for 10 mins|
|take it in a sauce pan|
|heat till it is completely melted…set aside..|
|take fruit juice in a sauce pan, i used guava flavour|
|add a pinch of green colour. this is optional|
|heat till it is hot|
|add half of the agar agar mix and heat till completely melted|
|pour it into moulds till half way full|
|Pop in fridge and set for just 10 to 15 mins till the top layer is just set. |
So when you pour the second layer it will stick to the first layer.
|once the top layer is set|
|take another fruit juice in a sauce pan|
|add remaining agar agar mix in|
|heat till it is completely melted|
|pour it over the first layer|
|cover it and set it till completely set|
|now it is done|
|Cut it in squares and serve|