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Love Ginger Beer? Here’s Your Chance to Win a Case of Fentimans New Spiced Ginger Beer!

I do love ginger beer as I love the taste of the ginger combined with the bubbles that make a gorgeously refreshing and thirst quenching drink.  Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to get the chance to try the Original Ginger Beer from Fentimans which was yummy so of course I was very excited when I heard they had a Spiced Ginger Beer!  This is infused with Eastern spices to create a delicious warming drink for the winter and a tasty and refreshing drink for the summer.

I was curious to see how much spice Fentimans had included but it isn’t too strong for the British palette to handle.  Great chilled, this delicious drink is gluten free and not too heavy on the alcohol at 4%.  Although great on it’s own this ginger beer is also great combined with other flavours.  I decided to have a little play with creating a recipe using ginger beer that used the flavour as it’s core instead of masking it and one that was easy make too.

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 These jellies are simple to make and are a fabulous light adult dessert that isn’t too calorific and perfect for anyone that loves the yummy refreshing drink.  My recipe uses alcoholic ginger beer but Fentimans also has a non alcoholic ginger beer (traditional) should you prefer or in case you are making this for children.

Not so keen on cinnamon no problem don’t add it in, recipes are not set in stone so get creative and adjust them to your taste.

This particular recipe can be made with or without the creamy vanilla and cinnamon topping.  The creamy topping can be kept runny or you can add gelatin to make it thicker, again you choose.

I made these in disposable plastic cups as it was much easier and help reduce washing after but you can use pretty glasses if you have any.

Ginger Beer, Vanilla and Cinnamon Jellies

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Serves 8

Ingredients

For the Ginger Beer Jellies

1 330ml bottle of Fentimans Spiced Ginger Beer

150ml water

Water for soaking the gelatin

4.5 gelatin leaves

For the Topping

180ml double cream

a pinch of cinnamon powder

1tsp vanilla essence (preferably a good quality one with seeds)

1 gelatin leaf

Water for soaking the gelatin

Method

For the Ginger Beer Jellies

Soak the gelatin leaves in cold water for about 10 minutes.

While the gelatin is soaking gently pour the ginger beer into a jug as we don’t want this frothing.

Warm the water and once it starts to bubble a little remove it from the heat and set aside for two minutes.

Squeeze the water out of the gelatin and add this to the heated water and stir in, it takes seconds to dissolve.

Add the water to the jug of ginger beer, stir gently then pour evenly into your glasses / cups.

Place in the fridge for about 5-6 hours to set. I left mine overnight to be sure.

You need this part to set before starting the next.

For the Topping

Soak the gelatin leaves in cold water for about 10 minutes.

Warm the cream and once it starts to bubble a little remove it from the heat add in the vanilla essence and cinnamon, stir and set aside for two minutes.

Squeeze the water out of the gelatin and add this to the heated cream and stir.

Pour this over the set ginger beer jellies and place in the fridge to set.  The amount is far less than with the ginger beer so it won’t take as long to set.

Place in the fridge for about 3 hours to set.

When this has set you can grate over a little chocolate and add any garnishes before serving.

What a slightly different version?

You don’t need to set the cream, instead you can skip the heating and the gelatin, add in the vanilla and cinnamon and pour over the top of the jellies.

Again add on any garnishes and serve.

Just a note, not all gelatin is animal based so you can still make this whether you are vegetarian or vegan, obviously minus the cream.

Enjoy!!!

We all love a great giveaway so here is my first of the year.

One lucky winner will win a case of the Spiced Ginger Beer which you can either keep all to yourself or enjoy with friends.  Drink it straight up or try one of my ginger beer recipes the choice is yours.  Just a little heads up I have a Ginger Beer Cocktail Recipe coming up soon and it’s loooooovely!

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This Post Has 70 Comments

  1. My mummy loves Ginger Beer! The spicier the better, my folks like mixing it with Havana Club Rum 🙂

  2. Oh my! These sound DELICIOUS! And that topping is making me drool right now.

  3. These sound wonderful, I never would have thought of doing something like this with ginger beer. You are so creative!

  4. I’m not a fan of ginger beer but do like ginger in cakes etc x

  5. I love ginger bear big time so this woould totally be welcome, I have not tried it before. Thanks for the imtroduction.

  6. These look great for parties. I think i might find them a bit sickly though

  7. The recipe does look lovely…I love the idea of ginger beer but I don’t like ginger and I don’t like beer particularly so it would be wasted on me! x

  8. I’ve tried the fentmans tonic waters but not the ginger beer. I don’t think I’ve ever actually had ginger beer x

  9. I love Ginger Beer too – I’ll have to give this recipe a try x

  10. aah so yum! just entered the competition!

  11. Oh this would be a fab giveaway for my husband, he loves Ginger beer!

  12. I never even thought about using ginger beer for this and absolutely love it will definitely be trying this out! X

  13. Sadly I don’t like Ginger beer, but good luck to those who enter! xo

  14. I’ve never thought of making beer jellies! They look lush! x

    1. They are different, not sure if anyone has made these before 😉

  15. I love this stuff. I missed it so much when I was pregnant, as it has a herb in it that I couldn’t have.

    1. That’s a shame, It is yummy isn’t it 😉

  16. An alcoholic jelly, what’s not to love. This sounds delicious. Jo x

    1. Thanks Jo, it is a little different and is perfect if you love ginger beer x

  17. I’m not a fan of ginger beer but know a few who would love this 🙂 my dad adores it if he’s not in the mood for something alcoholic, but wishes for something more refreshing! x

  18. I would never think to make ginger beer jelly! What a great idea, they sound lovely x

  19. I have never tried ginger beer before but this looks quite nice, tempted to try it

  20. Wow! I love Fentimans but have not had a chance to try this variety yet. I love the recipe too, I would not have thought of using the drink in this way, but it is so simple yet brilliant! Thank you xx

  21. OMG firstly I love ginger beer, secondly I LOVE Fentimans!!!!

  22. I do really like ginger beer but only certain ones! I’m so fussy – haha!

  23. I love ginger beer! with my birthday coming up these will be perfect for any party entertaining!
    Thanks for sharing
    Janna B // xx

  24. That has to be the prettiest version of ginger beer I’ve ever seen! Looks great for a dinner party 🙂

  25. ooo la la, a ginger beer jelly. this would be lovely to have as dessert right now but for now, i’ll just drool

  26. Oooh i love the Fentinmans drinks, this sounds amazing! xo

  27. Ginger beer rocks !!!

    1. It is good isn’t it 😉

  28. I love Ginger Beer (non-alcoholic). I have read that Ginger can ease nausea. Also heard that Ginger can ease pain.

    1. Ginger can be quite effective in treating nausea from a medical standpoint and tastes great in a tea 😉

  29. I adore ginger beer but only tend to have it as a treat! Not tried this one before though – that might have to happen!

    1. You will love it and there is a non alcoholic option should you prefer.

  30. This sounds absolutely amazing! What a great giveaway!

    1. Good luck Sabina.

  31. I have never tried ginger beer, but that’s quite an interesting recipe! x

    1. It’s a bit different and so easy to make.

  32. Fentimans do make lovely ginger beer. Great giveaway!

    1. They sure do it’s yummy!

  33. Ooh I rather fancy trying ginger beer jelly – Never thought of trying that before. I love Fentimans products – A real treat as we don’t drink fizzy drinks very often.

  34. I’m not a big fan of ginger beer but I know my boyfriend would absolutely love this!

  35. Bet this is delicious x

  36. Never tried it before but wasn’t that what The Famous Five children always drank?

  37. MY WIFE LOVES GINGER BEER

  38. this looks so creative, love the effort in your post 🙂

  39. The jellies look fab, very different

    1. They are different and quite refreshing too.

  40. I’ve only ever had the non alcoholic ginger wine but I’d love to try these!

    1. They are yummy and really refreshing.

  41. My Husband .

  42. These look delicious perfect for dry January enjoyment without any sore head

  43. Id have to avoid giving it with cinnamon to my mum,as she’s allergic x

  44. sounds delicious. Ginger beer got me through the nausea of my three pregnancies

  45. Always like a drink

  46. I think my mum would love these, not sure myself though!

  47. Ginger extravegancer !!!

  48. This sounds lovely and I’d like to try this.

    1. It is really nice. There are a range of products that they do that you might like so take a look at their site.

  49. I love ginger beer, it’s the only soft drink I like, because it has that kick! I would never have thought you could ‘jellify’ it!

    1. Go on give it a try. My favourite is to jellify it and have it just like that it’s yummy!

  50. I adore ginger beer but only tend to have it as a treat! Not tried this one before though

    1. This one is delicious and not overpowering.

  51. Never knew Fentimans made alcoholic drinks. They look lovely 🙂

    1. They taste great too!

  52. I never thought about making jellies, haven’t done anything like that since my girls were small.

    1. They are simple to make and you can vary them from fruity non alcoholic to alcoholic treats for adults.

  53. I’ve tried ginger beer. Looking at these recipes is making me very tempted to try it soon though

  54. My girlfriend absolutely swears by this drink, but for some reason I just don’t like the taste personally

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