Melon jelly with Rose (sugar and gelatine free)

melon rose jelly agar

I remember my mom preparing strawberry jelly in the summer… We loved that so much!

It’s the easiest, most refreshing and light dessert… Or not? The premade jelly powder you can buy in the market contains 2-3 tablespoons refined sugar per serving and much more artificial pigments…

Zele peponi me Rodonero agar

This is the basic recipe if you wish to replace the jelly powder. I chose to make the agar version, as we cannot find it easily, but you can also put gelatin, soaking it in the juice and adding the mixture in hot water.

Agar is a polysaccharide derived from marine algae, that could replace gelatin in a vegetarian diet.

Zele Peponi Triantafyllo

Firstly, I would like to share this amazing melon-rose combo! Very fine flavors that can elevate each other…

Secondly because I love melon

  • Which is rich in complex B vitamins, helping our mental health
  • Rich in antioxidant vitamins A, C
  • And gives energy and hydration

Thirdly for the qualities of the most beautiful flower

  • With its antibacterial properties, it helps healing scars and wounds
  • With the antioxidant substances it contains, it delays the ageing of the skin
  • It acts as a natural anti-inflammatory
  • The aroma of the rose is sedative, reducing stress and creating a sense of serenity and wellbeing

Zele Peponi Triantafyllo

We don’t want the juice to boil, because it gets a pretty bad taste, and loses several of the vitamins, so there’s no reason for that. It is better to boil the water, and combine them.

Melon and rosewater jelly (sugar and gelatin free)

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Fridge 4 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 30 kcal


  • 1 cup melon juice 1/2 melon
  • 1.5 tsp agar powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 2-3 tbsp rosewater
  • 2-3 tbsp stevia


  1. Bring to boil the water with the agar powder until the powder disappear

  2. Put the mixture in a bowl with the other ingredients and fill the molds

  3. Put in the fridge for at least 2 hours

Recipe Notes

  • You could replace melon juice with the juice of any other fruit
  • You could put chopped fruits in the molds before you fill it with the jelly