Whilst in isolation, you might be unable to visit your local sweet shop or your supermarket delivery might miss your favourite sweets off your order. How can you treat yourself during this time? Why not try this recipe for homemade jelly sweets during UK lockdown? You might even like them so much that you make them afterwards too!

The Things You Need

There are lots of different recipes out there for your to make your own sweets but we’re going to use one based on fruit juice. You will also need a mould. You can get different moulds, from gummy bears to robots to love hearts. A dropper will make it easy to transfer your mixture from pan to mould.


  • 120ml juice
  • 2 tbsp gelatin
  • 1 tbsp honey

How To Make

  • Take a pan, pour in the juice and set on a low heart on your hob
  • Add the honey
  • Add the gelatin
  • Mix together until dissolved and remove from the heat
  • Use a dropper to transfer the mixture from the juice to fill each shape in your chosen mould
  • Put in the fridge to cool and solidify
  • Once they have formed, remove from the mould and enjoy at your leisure

Make Changes & Use Alternatives

You can use different fruit juice to create your favourite flavours. You can also switch out the honey for maple syrup or stevia drops. Just test it to set the sweetness to your liking as too much as be far too sweet for some. Sprinkle them with fine sugar to get that fizzy feeling. If you keep them in the fridge they should be fine up to a week. But who are we kidding, they won’t last a week as they’re delicious and you’ll likely eat them all during one day. We hope you enjoy making this recipe for homemade jelly sweets during UK lockdown.

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