Layered Lemon and Cream Jelly Cups

Rich and Tart, this layered dessert gives two alternate flavours that work in harmony. The lemon is sharp and the cream brings it down to earth. Definitely something that should be tried this summer.


When I found this dessert on Pinterest I immediately thought this typifies summer. For me, that time of year has always been the holiday to Spain. Somewhere warm and sipping on that ice-cold lemonade. The colours and taste seems to reflect, or even represent, the refreshing cold drink or even a creamy ice-cream. Either way, if you love summer or want to make that stands out then this could be the thing you make.



What you will need:

Lemon Layer:

  • Packet of Lemon Jelly (135g was what I used)
  • 1/2 Packet of Gelatin
  • 1 Cup of Boiling Water (300 ml)
  • 1/2 Cup Cold Water (150 ml)

Creamy Layer:

  • 1 can of Sweetened Condensed Milk (400g was the one I used)
  • 1 Cup of Boiling Water (300 ml)
  • 1/2 Cup Cold Water (150 ml)
  • 2 Packets of Gelatin

Also, as many serving glasses as you require.


  • If jelly mixtures, that are waiting to be used, start to set then slowly heat in microwave until warm. Stirring occasionally.
  • Always make sure you add gelatin to water and NOT vice versa or it is said not to work.
  • If you run short on either mixture then just make some more.



  1. In a measuring jug combine jelly and boiling water and stir together. Then add the gelatin and further combine. Now add the cold water and combine.
  2. Pour the jelly mix evenly into each serving glass and put in fridge to set. (I found it took around 45 mins for each layer to set.)
  3. Make up the cream layer as the jelly sets. In a different measuring jug combine the boiling water and condensed milk and stir. (I found that dipping the condensed milk can in and out the water helped to rinse out every last drop.) In a separate bowl combine the cold water then gelatin and leave to “develop” for a few minutes.
  4. Combine the creamy mixture and the “developed” gelatin in the measuring jug.
  5. Once the lemon layer is set continue to add a layer of the cream into each glass and put in the fridge to set. Continue adding a layer of lemon and letting it set and a layer of cream and letting that set until the glasses are adequately filled.
  6. Voila! The dish is done. Although I didn’t, you could served with whipped cream and a slice of lemon.


This is such a simple dessert to make and is well worth making. If you have any question or comments please leave them for me. Thanks for reading!

This recipe came from The First Year Blog – I would recommend checking that out after mine.


Enjoy what you read and stay curious.


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