Updated: May 13
A recipe for hot sunny days
2 tablespoons Agar agar ( plant based, I used Clearspring Agar Flakes 'Sea Vegetable Gelling Agent' purchased from SpiceBox Organics Hong Kong). You would generally need approx 1 tablespoon of agar agar powder per 240ml of liquid mix. Sometimes, the acidity of the the liquid mix could affect the quantity of agar powder needed, thus test in advance on a smaller scale for best results.
one pot of Radiance blend (prepared in advance), brewed with hibiscus flowers (for colour as pictured) - you would need approx 220ml of this, depending on your mould used.
optional: fresh aloe jelly cut into mini cubes
garnish: preferred culinary grade dried flowers ( I used osmanthus)
tablespoon for measuring
mould of choice ( I used a silicon flower mode than you can easily find at baking stores) alternatively, you could use an ice cube mould
In a small pan, mix the Radiance and agar agar together. Bring to light boil and allow to gently simmer for 4-5 minutes
In the mould, put in the edible flowers and aloe cubes
Stir mix into mould
Put in freezer to set. It takes approx 2 hours (depending on the size of mould). If unsure, check after two hours to see how well the mix is setting.
Once hardened (you would know if you stick a finger in and see that the mix has turned into a 'jelly-like', bouncy state).
Enjoy with loved ones over cups of nourishing tea and favourite (plantbased) cakes, biscuits.