This wobbly pint might be difficult to gulp – it's made entirely from apple juice jelly and makes a perfect surprise for Father's Day

How to make Dad's 'beer' jelly recipe

Oh we do love a Dad joke ...


Question: what looks like a tasty pint but goes wibble wobble?


Answer: Dad's apple juice jelly pint, of course


This clever mix of apple juice and gelatin, chilled in the fridge and topped with a realistic apple foam 'head', is foodie trickery at its finest. It's definitely one to rival all the Dad jokes he's so fond of telling. 


Makes 1 pint

You will need:

For the jelly:

  • 500ml cold apple juice
  • 1 sachet of gelatin


For the foam:

  • 100ml cold apple juice
  • half a sachet of gelatin



Step 1: mix it up

This is where the magic begins. Measure out 500ml of apple juice in a measuring jug and mix 3 tbsp of it with a sachet of gelatin in a large bowl. Cover with cling film and pop in the microwave for 1 minute, stirring half way through. Remove from the microwave (mind your fingers on the hot cling film) and stir again to make sure the gelatin is fully dissolved.

Step 1 apple jelly recipe


Step 2: chill out

Add the rest of the apple juice to the bowl and stir well. Transfer to your measuring jug and pour into a pint glass. Leave in the fridge to set overnight. 

Step 2 apple jelly recipe


Step 3: add the foam

Make your apple foam about 20 minutes before serving. Measure out 100ml of apple juice in a measuring jug and mix 3 tbsp of it with half a sachet of gelatin in a bowl (as you did in Step 1). Microwave for 1 minute, then add the rest of the apple juice. Whisk vigorously (elbow grease required) for about 2 minutes until you have a bowl of frothy foam.


Take your set pint of apple jelly out of the fridge and scoop the foam on top – enough so it looks like a pint head. Set in the fridge for 15 minutes then serve up just in time for lunch.

Step 3 apple jelly recipe


And there you have it – one totally awesome 'pint' for a totally awesome Dad. See the recipe in more detail here.


Tip: make two jellies for a funny 'cheers' moment. Happy Father's Day Dad.

Final apple jelly recipe

Have you tried out this tasty apple juice jelly pint for Dad? What was his reaction? Let us know in the comments box or tweet us @Homemade ...