Lilac Jello

Lilac Jello

Lilac Jello is an easy to make and delicate dessert with a subtle floral flavour. Add in some seasonal berries for a cool summer addition and visual presentation.

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Hello everyone! Happy Friday!

This day has finally arrived. I am sharing my last lilac recipe today. That’s decided. Definitely. Most likely. I will revaluate the situation next week as I still don’t like the idea you will not see that lilac lemonade.

Lilac Recipes

So I have shared 9 lilac ideas, including the Lilac Jello.

Blackberry Lilac Goat Cheese

Blueberry Lilac Panna Cotta

Raspberry Lilac Martini Cocktail

Lilac Ice Cream

Lilac Shortbread Cookies

Blueberry Oatmeal with Lilac Syrup

Lilac Martini Vermouth Cocktail

Lilac Syrup

Wait a minute. Probably “10” would make more sense that “9”, don’t you think so? Perhaps that lilac lemonade still has a chance haha! Anyway, I am really happy about this lilac season we all enjoyed here. If you needed to pick only one recipe, what would you choose?

Indeed, I was not going to choose this Lilac Jello as the recipe for the blog because it’s almost embarrassing to call it the recipe. It’s more like a nice idea. But I think the photos turned quite lovely, so I just couldn’t trash them.

Lilac Jello

What can I say about this dessert? It’s super easy, elegant, and with a lovely floral flavour. You can definitely add in a couple of fresh berries for the added flavour and a stunning visual presentation. Also, while I have not tried it myself, I think you can turn this into boozy shots. For instance, dry martini vermouth, rum, or gin sound like a good addition. Please google the information on how (and how much) to incorporate alcohol and make the adjustments to this recipe.

As for the ratio, I used gelatin Knox. I pouch equals about 7 gram (a bit less that 2 teaspoons), and it’s enough to set 2 cups of liquid. Hence, this math is pretty simple. You can use the ratio of lilac syrup and water (Because using only the syrup would result in too sweet dessert) as long as they together yield 2 cups. Roughly, I used 1/2 cup of the syrup and 1 and 1/2 cups of water. However, keep in mind that your gelatin brand could be different, so just follow the instructions on your package.

And yes, you can totally go with other flavours. Think of rose or lavender simple syrup or other options (Such as sweetened Jasmin tea.)

I hope you like this dessert idea, and you will give it a try. If you make it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram  message or share you photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.


Lilac Jello
Lilac Jello
Lilac Jello

Lilac Jello

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: Dessert


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  • 1 pouch (7 gr.) of gelatin Knox – see notes

  • 1/2 to 2/3 cup of lilac syrup – see notes

  • 1 and 1/3 to 1 and 1/2 cup water (divided)

  • Fresh berries and lilac florets, optional


  • In a small bowl add 1/3 cup of water and sprinkle the gelatin. Using a whisk, combine and let it bloom for few minutes. Check the instructions on the package.
  • Bring another 1/2 cup of water to a boil and then pour into the gelatin mixture and mix well to combine.
  • Stir in the lilac syrup and remaining water, whisk.
  • Pour this mixture in 2-3 serving jars or glasses. Optionally, drop few fresh berries or / and lilac florets. Refrigerate until set for at least 3 hours. Enjoy!


  • Check the info on your gelatin’s package. 1 pouch of gelatin I used, is enough to set about 2 cups of liquid.
  • The combination of syrup and water should be equal 2 cups. Feel free to adjust the sweetness by using less or more syrup; just make sure with the added water it would be 2 cups of liquid.

8 thoughts on “Lilac Jello

  1. DEZZY says:

    That looks so gorgeous, babe!
    I have a raspberry bush in my yard and have been putting them in my ice tea during the summer. Love blackberries as well. Gorgeous photos.

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