Milk Pudding with Jelly

February 13, 2017mayurisjikoni
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Recipe: Milk Pudding With Jelly

Milk Pudding With Jelly is milk based creamy pudding with jelly. To make it a Valentine’s Day special, added some heart shaped red jelly.

Today’s recipe is a simple milk pudding served with jelly. I had previously tried this pudding using a whole sweetened condensed milk tin with the milk. The pudding turned out just too sweet. So this time I reduced the condensed milk, added sugar according to my taste. I have used agar agar powder to set the pudding and vegetarian jelly, making this dessert gelatin free.

Happy Valentine’s Day

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Lao Tzu

Hubby’s Idea Of Love

This is so true.It is my hubby’s love that gives me strength to do want I want. Loving him gives me the courage to overcome any difficulties. My hubby has never been the flowers, chocolates, teddy bear type of person. Yesterday after watching the movie Raees we went for lunch to a famous Italian restaurant. We were sitting next to the very tempting choices of gelato but he didn’t ask me if I wanted some as Valentine’s Day is around the corner. In all our 34 years of marriage I received only one valentine’s card from him and that too when he was away doing his dermatology course. I bet the younger college mates and friends must have advised him to do so.

Basically what I’m trying to get across to you all that he is not the romantic type, his outlook towards life is largely based on being practical. So you may ask “Why don’t I do something special?” Well, it usually will go unnoticed, or I would be told why go through all the trouble.

Take for example the pudding I made for this post. I patiently cut out heart shapes from the jelly(not easy when the kitchen’s really hot!) and placed a heart on the pudding. The pudding was devoured without any mention of the heart bang in the middle! No ‘wow’ or ‘so sweet’! As for the appreciation of the dessert overall, “can I have seconds?”

Practical, Caring

Well that doesn’t mean he doesn’t love me. He has a different way of showing his love and care. I have to look for it and understand it from his every day actions and decisions he takes. It was his suggestion to go and see Raees, not because he loves watching Hindi movies( he’d prefer the English action ones) but because he knows that I love watching them. Choice of an Italian restaurant is not for him but more for me as I love Italian cuisine. Walks on the beach, dipping our feet in the sea, sitting at the quaint little restaurant at Cowrie Shell, taking care of me when I fall sick, ordering food when I don’t feel like cooking, carrying my bags when we travel, giving me the better seat on the plane etc. are his ways of showing his love for me.

Arranged Marriage And Love

Our is an arranged marriage and sure we’ve had our shares of ups and downs. Over the years love has grown to such an extend that it hurts to be apart for a period of time. When I was away in Bangalore preparing for my daughter’s wedding, I missed him everyday though we would skype, facetime and call every day, sometimes twice in a day.

Many may think differently, how can I marry someone I don’t know? But it has worked for generations before my mum, my grandmother. I think every effort is made to make the marriage work.


Love And Me

So for me love is when I can feel his pain, when I can sense he is thinking deeply, when I know something is bothering him, when I can’t bear to see tears in his eyes, when I can rejoice with him and share good times and bad times, I can joke with him, tease him and scold him too. We’re are poles apart in many ways but we’ve both accepted each ones passion and traits and worked around them. If that is not love than what is it? Love for us doesn’t mean roses, chocolates, candle light dinners or gifts. It is the every day little things we do for each other.


Valentine’s Day Dishes

try and make a dessert or something special for Valentine’s Day if possible. Not that we celebrate it in a big way. Here are some dishes that you may like to prepare for your loved one

Easy to make and delicious these homemade chocolates make a great gift for any occasion.
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Strawberries And Cream, is a simple but absolutely tasty way of enjoying fresh succulent strawberries when in season. Just 4 ingredients and this dessert comes together in a jiffy. It is the ultimate summertime dessert.
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Strawberry Lemon Shortcake is a perfect spring summer time dessert with homemade shortcake or biscuit, whipped fresh cream and juicy strawberries. A decadent and filling dessert, the shortcake comes together within an hour.
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Strawberry & Choco Chip Cupcakes are soft, delicious wholewheat flour and eggfree cupcakes. Every bite of the cupcake is loaded with fresh strawberries and melted chocolate chips. These cupcakes are perfect for any celebration or to enjoy at tea time.
Strawberry Mousse (eggfree) is a smooth, creamy, fruity and delicious dessert to serve during any occasion. Easy to make, its perfect for parties.
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Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake is a no bake, easy to make, simply irresistible creamy dessert with fresh strawberries and oreo crust. Prefect for any celebration or just as a fancy treat.
Check out this recipe
Beetroot Buckwheat Risotto made in a healthy style, with buckwheat groat and roasted beetroot. Total comfort food which is creamy, full of flavours and easy to make.
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Beetroot & Chocolate Mini Muffins
Beetroot & Chocolate Mini Muffins is a fun way to enjoy bite size soft, fudgy chocolate flavored beetroot muffins. Ideal for parties, topped with a cream cheese frosting, the muffins are so delicious. 
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Heart Shaped Raspberry Rolls with soft fluffy sweet dough, fresh raspberries and drizzled with glace icing makes a perfect Valentine's Day breakfast treat.
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Chocolate Mango Smoothie, using unsweetened cocoa is a delicious, exotic, filling and healthy smoothie to enjoy as breakfast, as a snack or as a light meal.
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The easiest and yummiest way to enjoy dark chocolate in the form of Chocolate Truffles stuffed with pomegranate. So creamy with every bite.
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Chocolate Phirni is a twist to the classic phirni. Phirni is traditionally made from soaked and ground rice cooked in milk and sugar. Spices like cardamom, nutmeg, saffron are added along with some nuts. Here chocolate is added to it and have used cardamom for flavour.
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Cardamom Chocolate Fudge is an easy to make, flavorful, melt in the mouth kind of homemade chocolate. I've made this recipe on several occasions and it never fails to please my guests. From parties to engagement gifts, the best part is that you can decorate or roll these chocolatey balls in nuts, sprinkles, coconut, cocoa powder, etc. Dip them in melted chocolate too. 
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Coconut Chocolate - tastes like Bounty Chocolate but its homemade. Easy to make and makes a delightful gift for any occasion. Or prepare it for festivals to share with friends and family.
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Ingredients Required For Milk Pudding With Jelly

Milk – best to use full fat milk for this dessert as you want a creamy taste.

Condensed Milk – I have not used much. Just enough to give that required thickness and sweetness.

Agar Agar – I prefer to use agar agar powder. If you don’t get any and have agar agar flakes at hand, use that. Make sure to measure 2 tbsp of the flakes.

Sugar – optional. Add sugar or add more condensed milk. Taste the thickened milk before adding any more.

Water – need some to prepare the jelly. Follow the instructions on the jelly packet to know how much you need. Also need some to dissolve the agar agar.

Vanilla Extract – for flavouring. Can add cardamom powder instead.

Red Jelly – for Valentine’s Day use  red jelly crystals like strawberry, raspberry, red cherry, red currant,etc. If you want to make this dessert for Holi, Diwali, etc add 3 different coloured jellies like green, red, yellow. For Christmas use red and green. I have used a vegetarian friendly jelly. Nowadays there are so many vegan/vegetarian jelly crystals available.



Milk Pudding With Jelly is milk based creamy pudding with jelly. To make it a Valentine's Day special, added some heart shaped red jelly.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Servings 8



  • cups full fat milk
  • ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar *
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tsp agar agar powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 1 packet of red jelly red currant, cherry,strawberry or raspberry
  • water



  • Prepare the jelly as instructed on the packet. Set it in a tray. You want the set jelly to be about 1"- 2" in height.
  • Cut heart shaped jelly with a cookie cutter. Leave it in the fridge till required.


  • Sprinkle the agar agar powder over the water in a small pan and mix. Let it rest for 15 minutes.
  • Mix milk, condensed milk and sugar in a deep pan.
  • Put the pan with milk over medium heat till it begins to boil. Stir the milk frequently.
  • Put the hot milk pan on the side.
  • Heat the agar agar mixture over low heat. Stir is constantly till the agar agar dissolves completely.
  • Add the agar agar mixture to the hot milk.
  • Add vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • Pour the milk into serving bowls or glasses.
  • Put it the fridge for 3-4 hours till it sets.


  • Decorate the pudding with the heart shaped jelly.


  • Alternatively you can add chopped jelly to the serving bowls or glasses.
  • Pour the milk mixture over it. Make sure it has cooled down a bit so that the set jelly does not melt.
  • Put it in the fridge for 3-4 hours to set.
  • Top each set milk pudding with heart shaped jelly and serve.


  • * If you are going to set it with the jelly than you may not want to add the sugar as the jelly is sweet.
  • Use any coloured jelly of your choice to make this cool milk pudding. Try a rose milk flavoured one.I find its an easy pudding to make and a treat during the hot season.
  • Use gelatin instead of agar agar if you like.
  • Serve it with chopped fresh fruit instead of jelly.
Keyword milk pudding recipe, milk pudding with jelly, milk pudding without gelatin

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  • Pushpita Singh

    February 13, 2017 at 11:31 am

    MayuriDi! I can very much relate to your thoughts but we are happy we have been spending some of most amazing moments with these “Practical” type Men. Loved the milk Pudding with those cute little jelly hearts topping. Wishing you both many more amazing unsaid lovely moments.

  • waagmi Soni

    February 13, 2017 at 11:52 am

    This is perfect and so delicious Pudding!!!! love this dee. you said it right there are many things in which we will not agree with each other, but though its a love which bind you forever.

  • alkajena

    February 13, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    The feeling of Love is awesome, it keeps us going and facing the world each and every day,roses, chocolates all these doesnot have any value if there is no respect,You are lucky somebody who loves you in his own unique manner. Stay happy and Blessed.

  • Sujata Roy

    February 13, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Pudding looks so cute and tempting Mayuri. Happy Valentine day. Stay blessed always 😍

  • Nisa@flavour Diary

    February 13, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Loved the way you have expressed dee….and those little hearts and pudding are tempting

  • Rupal Patel

    February 13, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Looks so awesome… a perfect delicious treat on Valentines Day…

  • Saswati Hota

    February 14, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Each and every line of this post reminded me of my hubby and how similar he is to yours. The pudding looks pretty with these cute red hearts on it.Happy valentines day!

  • Mayuri Patel

    February 14, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Thanks Pushpita,I've had some amazing moments with my practical man. His idea of making Valentine's Day special … take away 🙂

  • Mayuri Patel

    February 14, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Thanks Waagmi. I've learnt that tolerance of small mistakes and habits makes a marriage workable.

  • Mayuri Patel

    February 14, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Thank you so much Alka for the kind words.

  • Mayuri Patel

    February 14, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Thank you Sujata.

  • Mayuri Patel

    February 14, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Thank you so much Nisa.

  • Mayuri Patel

    February 14, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Thank you Rupal.

  • Mayuri Patel

    February 14, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Its rare to come across men who are romantic :)But practical ones don't tend to beat around the bush, they are direct. Enjoy the day with your lovely girls.

  • Kriti Singhal

    February 16, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Such a beautiful post… Loved the true bond between you guys… It's an inspiration for youngsters 🙂 🙂

  • Mayuri Patel

    February 16, 2017 at 7:04 pm

    Thanks Kriti,I constantly remind my kids(adults now) that love is not all about gifts and material things. Love is doing little things to please your partner.

  • Preethi Prasad

    February 19, 2017 at 4:52 am

    Such a lovely write up.Milk Pudding with cute little red hearts looks fab. So glad to read about the bonding you share with your hubby.Truly Inspiring.

  • Kriti Singhal

    February 19, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    very very true… <3 <3 :) thank you for being there always!!

  • Archana

    February 5, 2023 at 9:23 am

    5 stars
    Aww! Mayuri both of you share a wonderful bond and life. Wish you many more years of togetherness! In the age where I see my friend’s love marriages breaking up, I am happy to see that there are couples who accept each other as they are and care for each other.
    As for the milk pudding with jelly, I have been wondering what to make with the packages of agar agar I have you have given me a perfect answer. Will make some tomorrow itself and I guess my appreciation will also be I want seconds. 😀

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 22, 2023 at 8:36 pm

      Thank you so much Archana. Enjoy the dessert. Marriage is all about dedication, tolerance and love.

  • Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    February 6, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    5 stars
    I am not sure if these jelly cups will reach my hubby. I am sure i will eat a few while taking them out of the fridge and I am sure the kids will grab a few too. I have to prewarn him that he needs to get his first! The milk jelly topped with the hearts is so cute.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 22, 2023 at 8:32 pm

      Thank you so much Seema. Hope your hubby had one at least 🙂

  • Kalyani

    February 6, 2023 at 9:33 pm

    5 stars
    awww. that’s such a wonderful post into your life Mayuri. thank you for sharing it with us and the milk pudding absolutely is spot on… growing together is such a fab experience isn’t it?

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 22, 2023 at 8:31 pm

      It sure is Kalyani.. growing together teaches us so much.

  • Jayashree. T.Rao

    February 7, 2023 at 12:49 am

    5 stars
    Love is more of the care, concern and respect for each other. Seeing your post, I remember having made it long back. Looks so good with the hearts.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 22, 2023 at 8:30 pm

      Thank you so much Jayashree. And yes, care, concern and respect is what love is.

  • Priya Vj

    February 11, 2023 at 8:40 am

    5 stars
    Milk pudding with jelly is the best gift one can give to their valentine . It looks so cute and brimming with love . The heart shaped jellies just stole my heart 🙂

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 22, 2023 at 8:23 pm

      Awww, that is so sweet, thanks Priya.

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