Broken Glass Pudding | Jelly and Milk Pudding



Sometimes we make certain recipes mainly because it looks pretty. The taste comes secondary in such cases. But when beauty means tastes (not brains in this case πŸ˜‰ ), then it does make a difference. That is what I have always felt about this recipe that I am sharing with you today. This post also becomes a part of the AtoZ Cooking Challenge hosted by Vidya and Jolly. The letter for this month is “M” and I chose “milk” as the ingredient. Since a huge part of this pudding is milk, there is nothing better that I would want to share!Pin


This is one of the first recipes that I had tried when the cooking bug hit me, apart from the Malai Chicken, of course! I was actually intrigued about how the medley of jelly and milk pudding would taste like. Ramadan is usually considered to be the best time to try such puddings, since you are famished during the Iftar time and you crave for some kind of sugar rush. My soft corner for the Jelly Custard did make me feel that we would love this as a family. And love, we did. The first time I made it, totally sticking to the recipe and the whole pudding flew off the tray, with no remaining trace. Over the years, I have made this dish several times for potlucks and home parties, only to be well accepted by kids and adults alike. However, it never got a chance to be on the blog. And finally it is here!






The only change that this pudding has undergone from my first trial to now, is the milk pudding layer has gone from being jelly like to mushy like. I like the milk layer to be soft and creating a different contrast with the harder jelly layer. To do that, I have used lesser gelatin to set the milk layer. This actually makes it a little tough to cut the pudding into exact slices, but nevertheless I feel the difference in the texture is a lovely play in the mouth. The soft milk pudding and the hard fruity tasting jelly seems to be a very interesting medley of flavors. What more, it is a very pretty looking dessert for any table and really easy to make too…


I have used three types of jelly. It is best to use them in different flavors and colors so that the contrast will really show out in the dessert. Unlike the usual packet instructions for the jelly, you use only half the water so that you literally have chewy pieces to deal with. After it sets, you prepare the milk pudding and allow it to cool down. Then you cut the jelly into squares and toss them up into the setting dish. I have used a silicon cake pan. I have used bundt pans and simple square glass pans before. Always make sure that the milk pudding is at room temperature so that it doesn’t bleed the jelly colors and toss it up. It may look a little messy, but will still taste good. The milk pudding however, won’t stay white. This pudding needs a little bit of patience, albeit the easiness of it! After a few hours of setting, you will have a beauty on the table that you can admire, and then a delicious pudding to indulge in. Off to the recipe…





5 from 8 votes

Broken Glass Pudding | Jelly and Milk Pudding

Course Dessert
Cuisine European
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 -8
Author Rafeeda


  • 3 x 80 gm jelly packs I used lime, raspberry and mango
  • 1 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1 1/2 cup ice cold water
  • 1/2 tin condensed milk
  • 125 ml cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp gelatin refer notes


  • Empty the jelly packs into three different boxes.
  • Pour half cup hot water and whisk well. Then add half cup cold water and mix till the jelly is all melted and settled.
  • Do this process with all jellies. Close and store in fridge till set.
  • Heat the water in the microwave till hot. Melt the gelatin in it. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan, whisk together the condensed milk, cream and milk. Bring to heat.
  • As the mixture gets heated, add the gelatin water and whisk well. Heat till the gelatin is all melted - do not boil. Switch off and add the vanilla.
  • Allow the mixture to come to room temperature.
  • In a silicon pan, cut the jelly into cubes and scatter them all over. Pour over the milk mixture. Allow it to set in the fridge for at least two hours.
  • Flip the pudding onto a serving plate. Slice and serve.


Using 1 tbsp gelatin gives you a less set, soft milk layer. If you want a thicker milk layer more like a jelly, add an additional tbsp of gelatin.

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  1. So colourful and adroable!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Angie…

  2. You make complex recipes seem so simple. I want to try this just to make my nieces and nephews as excited about this dish as their aunt is. πŸ™‚

    You know, as a child I never ate jelly because it wobbled. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Aww… thanks a lot for your kind comment… I guess now you must eat jelly just because it wobbles… πŸ˜€

  3. The broken glass pudding looks nice and colourful. I love jello or jelly a lot. Though the jelly pieces are not showing up in different colours I am sure the taste must be good.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Shobhaji…

  4. 5 stars
    Such a brilliant recipe! The pudding looks so pretty and colourful, delicious and tempting. I so want to have a slice right away!

    Btw, this dessert would be just perfect for Holi!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Priya…

  5. The pudding looks so delicious and I love the three flavours added into the jelly. Such a colourful and tempting jelly and easy to make too. As you have said, definitely it will be a hit recipe in potluck and get together.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Niranjana…

  6. 5 stars
    Pudding looks so beautiful and delicious. Such a cute looking pudding, it will be difficult for me to cut and eat it. Truly loved it. Recipe is not simple or easy but gorgeous. Perfect dessert for a party. Or to serve someone special. I am sure it was a super hit in your place

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sujataji…

  7. 5 stars
    Such a colorful and tempting dessert. I love broken glass pudding but have not tried out the recipe at home as yet. Who can resist such pretty desserts. No wonder everyone enjoys it whenever you take it for potluck parties.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Mayuriji…

  8. 5 stars
    This post took me back to my teenage years when I experimented with such desserts. I loved making desserts at home and often tried few things. Jelly was one of my favourites and love the way it wobbles. If only, I could go back to the teenage weight and enjoy this in mega size bowls. I love how you experimented with 3 flavors of Jelly making it more appealing and interesting for kids. Perfect summer dessert especially for Ramadan Iftaar. Would be so refreshing and cooling after a day of fasting.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha yes… jelly is always something that as teenagers that thrills us. Thank you so much Vidya…

  9. 5 stars
    This is such a brilliant way to use different flavoured jelly! Pudding looks so appealing and a great dessert to make with kids. My daughter would love to make it.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Geeta…

  10. The colorful jelly and milk pudding will definitely be a big hit among kids. I can imagine the use of different flavors of jelly and taste of that soft milk pudding, must be super yum. Remember my mom custard jelly pudding as our summer treat. This one is surely in my list now. Awesome one.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Paarul…

  11. What an brilliant recipe with layers of flavor and the gorgeous color! Till yet I have never tried gelatin even not jelly, I was scared & always keep thinking if it’s not set properly. Love the way you have presented step by step recipe, I’ll try someday. Fantastic share!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Jolly…

  12. 5 stars
    Have never tried making broken jelly pudding at home hit your post is tempting me to give this adorable dessert a try soon. I can imagine how flavorful and refreshing this jelly pudding with 3 different flavors topped with milk custard must have tasted. Bookmarking this recipe. Thanks for the wonderful share.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Poonam…

  13. 5 stars
    This recipe is so exciting for my kid and am so glad she tried it out. We loved it for tea time and had more for dinner. Ours was not as beautiful as this one of yours though, Hence no pics. Big high fi for the recipe.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Seema…

  14. Rafee – you are truly the queen of desserts and this is no exception- such a riot of colours there that my kids would love… I wish you were my neighbour, I could simply “borrow” this plate from you…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Kalyani…

  15. 5 stars
    This broken glass pudding looks so beautiful as well as delicious. OMG !! I am sure I couldn’t make a slice from it. It is a pretty decorative kind of dish and surely get a point of attraction in menu platter. So so perfectly you have made. I have gelatin, so I am going to try sometime sure.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sasmita…

  16. From top it is looks like a rainbow jalebi. Very colourful and tempting recipe. You are truly a dessert queen.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Ankita…

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