Ice Jelly [Aiyu jelly] is a jelly made from the gel from the seeds of a variety of fig found in Taiwan and East Asian countries of the same climates. The jelly is not commonly made or found outside of Taiwan. But it is now easily available at most bakery ingredient stores. We called it as ò-giô like in Taiwanese.
Serve chilled or with grated ice, it is a very refreshing dessert with just lemon or lime. Of course, with addition of any canned fruits like peaches, lychees and longans, it is most welcome dessert for lunch or dinner.
1 packet Ice Jelly powder [50 gm]
1500 ml water
1 canned lychee [more if you like]
1-2 lemons - sliced and seeded
200 gm castor sugar
- Cook ice jelly according to packet instructions - Mix powder with 1500 ml water in a pot. Bring to boil till the powder dissolves and boil for a further several minutes to get a more chewy texture.
- Remove from heat and leave to cool before chilling in the fridge for a few hours. You can pour into moulds or tray if you like.
- Bring sugar and water to boil until sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool.
- To serve - cut the chilled ice jelly into small pieces with a spoon in a big dessert bowl. Mix in canned fruits, lemon slices and syrup. Add boiled cool water until the sweetness preferred.
- Scoop into individual serving bowls with some grated ice or ice cubes. Serve immediately. You can also scoop dessert into individual containers and chilled in the fridge until serving time [do not add ice cubes if storing it this way].