How to Make Frog in a Pond Dessert
We spent Christmas 2012 with my Nana Erica in Hobart, Australia.
Nana asked me if I would like to make Christmas day dessert with her. I said a big “YES”!
Nana had the idea of making Frog in a Pond, but it was up to me to create it. I didn’t want anyone else to know what I was making and I asked Nana Erica to keep mum out of the kitchen, so she couldn’t peek at what I was doing.
When it came to serving my dessert on Christmas day everyone was very surprised and I was very proud of what I had created.
Type: Dessert Recipe
Serve With: a smile
Prep Time: 10 min + cooling time for jelly then leave to chill in the fridge overnight
* Note: The servings you get out of this really depends on how big the cups or glasses are that you want to make them in. We used 2 packets of jelly for the 6 servings we made and each glass held approximately 1.5 cup of jelly including the fruit & toppings.
- 2 packets of jelly – green or blue, depending if you want it a crystal clear pond or a swampy pond!
- 2-3 cups fresh fruit of your choice – e.g. banana, strawberries, kiwifruit, raspberries
- 6 Freddo frogs
- * 6 Mini flavoured ice cream bar – e.g. cherry ripe (optional)
- Make the jelly according to the directions on the packet and set aside to cool.
- Chop your fruit into bite sized pieces.
- Divide the fruit between the 6 glasses and when the jelly has cooled down so it’s just a little bit warm, pour it over the fruit until it just covers it.
- Put in fridge to start setting.
- When the jelly is half set, so it’s still a bit wobbly and not really runny, add 1 Freddo frog per glass. The frog should be sitting half way into the jelly. Put back in the fridge to completely set.
- If you are using the mini flavoured ice cream bars as well, add them just before serving.
I hope you enjoy making this Sweet Recipe and eating Frog in a Pond, from Cooking with Talia. Until next time…
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