Coffee Jelly is a delicious coffee-based dessert made of coffee-flavored jelly cubes in a thick and delightful coffee-infused cream.
Gathered around in the living room, we sat casually with glasses of coffee jelly in our hands, engaged in a relaxed atmosphere after dinner one evening.
Nothing beats conversations made at the dining table, or over coffee with friends and family. For me, savoring this creamy drink and delighting in the sensation of the soft jelly after each gulp, one can’t help but ease into a lovely and unplanned conversation when gathered around and drinking with your favorite people.
In other words, I love how this dessert drink is very appropriate for those moments when you just want to chill around, maybe tell a story or two, with family while drinking and chewing this creamy concoction.
Have you ever had coffee jelly? I have not tasted the real-deal coffee jelly sold in coffee shops in Asia but my cousin, Grace, introduced this to me when she whipped it up one day and since then, we always request that she makes it again.
What is in a Coffee Jelly?
Coffee jelly is made of two simple elements, namely:
- The coffee-flavored jelly cubes
- The creamy liquid that is also flavored with coffee.
I am not really a coffee drinker but I can drink a full tall glass of this because I am specifically so fond of the jiggly, bitter-sweet coffee gelatin that I get with every gulp of the creamy coffee liquid.
This is an easy to make-dessert that you can serve next time you have friends coming over, or even as a special dessert at home, just to elevate your normal coffee routine.
Need more coffee desserts? Also, try:
- Coffee Swiss Roll
- Mini Cinnamon Rolls with Coffee Icing
- Mocha Cake Roll
- Mocha Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream
- 1 sachet unflavored gelatin powder (gulaman) 24 grams
- 6 cups water
- 2 tablespoons instant coffee powder
- 4 cups cream 10%
- 1 can condensed milk 300 ml
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder
- 2 tablespoon hot water
Add water in a medium saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin powder over the water and stir to dissolve. Add 2 tablespoons instant coffee powder and stir. Continuously stir the mixture over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Turn off heat.
Pour mixture into a 9 x 13 baking dish. Allow it to cool and set completely. To fasten things up, put the baking dish in the fridge. Once the gelatin has set, cut it into small cubes and set aside in a container.
Dissolve 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder in 2 tablespoons hot water. In a deep container (a beverage jar is ideal), mix together the cream, the coffee mixture, and the condensed milk. Stir thoroughly. Add the jelly cubes. Chill until ready to serve.
Optional: Top each serving with whipped cream.
You may use other brands of gelatin ( like Knox Unflavored.) Just make sure to follow package directions and use the appropriate amount of the product to set 6 cups of liquid.