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Jelly Boats

Super cute and fun to make jelly boats are a treat for kids of any age! Make your party special with these cuties!
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12


  • 3 navel oranges or sweet limes mausambi or any citrus fruit with a thick skin
  • 1 packet 85gms of flavoured jelly dessert (I used Foster Clark's)

Other things you will need:

  • a grapefruit spoon or corer or a regular scoop
  • a citrus juicer electric or manual appliance
  • coloured card/chart paper and toothpicks to make sails


  • Wash and cut the oranges into half (cross section) and extract the juice from all the halves. Then using a grapefruit spoon or corer, remove the pith and pips of the orange. Take care to see that the stem area remains unbroken (don't tug at the pith from inside as that will end up making a hole in the orange skin). Keep aside
  • Make jelly as per the instructions on the packet. This is how to make it. Add the jelly powder to a bowl and cover it with 1 cup (240ml) of freshly boiled water. After dissolving the powder completely add 1cup of cold water (room temperature will do). Mix everything well.
  • Place the empty orange shells over ramekins or cups with a small mouth/opening (to prevent them from toppling). A muffin tray works well too. Place all these ramekins on a large tray (so you can easily transport them into the fridge). Gently pour in the prepared jelly mixture. Fill them up to the brim.  Carefully place the tray of jelly filled orange shells into the fridge and let them set for 4-6 hours, overnight for best results
  • After the jelly has properly set (when you touch it, it should be firm) remove the orange jelly cups from the fridge. Cut each cup into two (basically you will be making 4 parts out of 1 whole orange). Using a sharp knife or a clean pair of scissor trim any excess part of the orange skin (only if the jelly was not filled up to the brim).
  • Prepare the sails using the card paper and toothpick (as seen in the pictures) and poke each jelly boat with a sail. Serve!