Jelly Custard Cups



For this month’s Muslim Food Bloggers Challenge, the theme selected was “Ramadan Memories”. When the post is happening in the midst of this beautiful month, there is no better theme to be chosen. While generating the theme, there was only one recipe on my mind and it was “Jelly Custard Cups”.Pin


There is nothing fancy in this recipe, it is always custard topped with jelly or viceversa. The very first time I had it was when we went to a family friend’s house for Iftar as kids. This was one of the dish served during Iftar time and I ate around two cups of it shamelessly! πŸ˜€ I am sure they didn’t mind it since I was small at that time. As fate is, this family ended up being related now, when umma’s cousin’s daughter got married to their son! I don’t have to tell you how surprised we were to see them after so many years back home. πŸ™‚


After relishing it the first time, we used to insist umma to make this at least a Β couple of times during Ramadan. There is some joy in messing up the pretty red and yellow layers and ending up with a bizarre looking mixture! πŸ˜‰ Just like their ummi, the girls do the same thing too now, whenever I make it! Hehe…




Instead of making it the usual way, I wanted to make it with a little bit of twist. Every time we make the custard and the jelly seperate, and then while serving, scoop both into one serving bowl. But I wanted to put it all into the same cup and serve. That is when I landed on this link, where they attribute the recipe to Australian Women’s Weekly. Oh, really? Hmm… I got to making it and as you see, my cups didn’t look at pretty as it was in the picture in the link, nevertheless, I did love how the custard settled down the cup like some strands! What more, I saved up myself of washing two extra vessels… hehe…


The quantity I made was 5 servings, but this recipe is good for 6 servings of 200 ml each. You could even make shot servings for your parties. They would look really cute! I am sure that this would be a child pleaser in every way, just like how my kids wipe up their servings each time it is made! Off to the recipe…




5 from 1 vote

Jelly Custard Cups

Course Dessert
Cuisine Continental
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author Rafeeda


  • 600 ml milk
  • 1/3 cup custard powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 pack jelly of choice I used strawberry


  • Whisk together the milk, custard powder, sugar and salt in a saucepan.
  • Bring it to cook on low flame, stirring occasionally to avoid sticking at the bottom of the pan, till the mixture thickens.
  • Switch off and allow to cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the jelly as per pack instructions.
  • Keep 6 serving portions (around 200 ml) ready.
  • Divide the jelly equally between all the cups.
  • Pour the slightly cooled custard equally into all the cups, you will see it going and settling at the bottom.
  • Cover with cling film and allow it to set in the fridge for around 4 hours.
  • Serve cold as is or with a dash of whipping cream!


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  1. So pretty!! And I loved reading the story behind these jelly custard cups. Tempted to make the same now.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Kanak…

  2. Pretty cute dessert cups…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Amrita…

  3. this looks so tempting.. nice variation to regular custard jelly. Yum!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Veena…

  4. For me too jelly was indeed a treat when we were small. Loved the messed up version

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Huma…

  5. That realy looks amazing ????????Simple jelly custard never had this messed up version!U knw Kashif is fasting now and he want something like this everyday !So im in search for such easy peasy desserts!Will try this soon!I loved the pics here ????

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hehe… sometimes messing up is also good, you see! πŸ˜‰ The kids will love it like this, do try… Thank you so much Shazia… πŸ™‚

  6. I had my first jelly custard after marriage at F’s home! πŸ˜€ LOL. As kids we were exposed to those jelly that comes in a cone shaped container like these days kinder joy. And that too was a treat when we are good at home πŸ™‚ I even commented on Shanaz’s post about jelly, this is more of a gulf kutties treat lol. The clicks are good, I thought it was a mirror image! πŸ˜›

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hehe I guess so! Jelly is something so commonly sold especially during Ramadan… Thank you so much Fami… πŸ™‚

  7. Cute jelly custard cups…will try this soon for kids, they will love this πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Shabbu… πŸ™‚

  8. 5 stars
    Awesome????????.. kids are going to love it.
    Thank you so much for this great idea.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Niloofa… πŸ™‚

  9. Oh Rafeeda, you’ve brought back such memories! When I was young we would go to many iftar parties where the aunties would make something like this… It would usually be a custard with some fruit mixed in and topped with jelly.

    Also, I have to admit that I’m getting a chance to check out a lot of South Indian fare through these monthly challenges. I don’t know much about it, but I’m learning and I love it πŸ™‚

    Thank you for hosting and putting this together month after month. I really look forward to participating!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I am so glad the post woke up a lot of childhood memories… and more than South Indian, it is more of Malabar fare, which is a small area of the whole of SI… πŸ™‚ But it is more meat based so you will enjoy it… Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Henna…

  10. Kids would really love this…Lovely clicks πŸ™‚
    Couldn’t make up to the challenge this time…The images were ready but due to the tight schedule of ramadan didn’t have time to blog it! In Sha Allah will try next time!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      It is OK, Ruxana… don’t be hard on yourself, we all understand. Hope to see you next time, InShaAllah… Thanks a lot dear… πŸ™‚

  11. they look so pretty to dig in a spoon into..but so tempting too that one would have to… looks so good

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Anupa…

  12. It comes as a big achiement when you try to save some dishes to be washed…I did check the original link where i can see some patterns made due to the mixing of two desserts. I like the way your dessert looks…so simple and elegant and the best part is two in one bowl. I am going to try this before ramadan ends and will let u know about the results

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      I guess it may be the consistency of the custard to the jelly here… nobody anyway complained on how it looked, so I am fine! Hehe… Thank you so much Shanaz…

  13. Wow, gorgeous…Yummy jelly custard. And the colour is just awesome.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Jeena…

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