Sparkling Strawberry Agar-Agar

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min. + chilling


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 23, 2022
Sparkling strawberry agar-agar is a refreshing summer dessert. This recipe is super light and clean—ideal for hot days. With only three ingredients, it's easy to prepare ahead of time. —Kathy Chan, Onolicious Hawai’i
Sparkling Strawberry Agar-Agar Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, quartered
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons agar agar powder
  • 1-1/2 cups sparkling apple cider


  1. Place strawberries in an even layer in the bottom of a 9x9-in. baking dish; set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine water and agar agar powder. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring constantly for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cider. Pour mixture over strawberries; let stand 5 minutes. Refrigerate, covered, until set, about 2 hours.
  3. To serve, cut into 1-in. cubes and place in serving bowls. Top with additional sparkling cider if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 61 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 2g fiber), 0 protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fruit.