We developed this sugar free fruit tea jelly recipe for a customer on a restricted sugar diet. Use Perfect Sweet® xylitol instead of sugar and caffeine free herbal tea for enhanced flavour. This jelly is perfect for a Christmas Trifle or even as a dessert with ice cream for the family. The 1½ cups of tea can be substituted with berry juice or any other fruit juice but please note that it will no longer be sugar free because of the fructose content in the fruit juice. If you are a vegetarian, you may want to substitute gelatine with agar agar powder (5g agar = 4.5g carb), which is a seaweed extract available from health food stores.

Fruit Tea Jelly

Sugar Free and Gluten Free

Makes 11/2 litres of jelly or 4 half-cup jellies. 


  • 2 caffeine free herbal tea bags of your choice 
  • 1½ cups boiling water
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons Perfect Sweet® xylitol  
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 3 teaspoons of gelatine (or 1 teaspoon agar agar powder *)


  1. Infuse tea bags (we used mixed berry tea bags) in one and a half cups of boiling water for 5 minutes. 
  2. Add Perfect Sweet xylitol and stir to dissolve.
  3. Pour ½ cup boiling water into another bowl, add the 3 teaspoons of gelatine and stir briskly until dissolved.
  4. Add the 1 ½ cups of infused tea and stir well.
  5. Pour mixture into jelly mould / moulds and set in the fridge.
  6. Decorate and serve with ice cream or yoghurt

Makes one and a half litre jelly or 4 half-cup jellies.

Vegetarian Option

  1. Soak agar powder in a small saucepan with ½ cup of cold water.
  2. Infuse tea bags (we used Blackcurrant and Lemon tea bags) in one and a half cups of boiling water for 5 minutes.
  3. Add Perfect Sweet® and stir to dissolve. 
  4. Gently bring cold water and agar powder to the boil and simmer for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  5. Add tea and stir well. Pour mixture into jelly mould / moulds and set in the fridge.


Deliciously healthy, your guests will be left wanting more. Try our sugar free fruit tea jelly recipe now! 

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