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How to Make Frog in a Pond Dessert

 FrogInAPondWe 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
Yield: 6

* 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)


  1. Make the jelly according to the directions on the packet and set aside to cool.
  2. Chop your fruit into bite sized pieces.
  3. 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.
  4. Put in fridge to start setting.
  5. 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.
  6. 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…

Eat nice with Sugar & Spice!


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