Many years ago, my family and I used to go to this bakery (name forgotten) in a city (name forgotten) every week to get this really unique coffee jelly dessert (name not forgotten). It’s been a couple of years since we’ve gone to the bakery, ever since it stopped selling coffee jelly.
It wasn’t until three days ago when I asked myself, “what are some of the most unique and tasty foods you’ve ever eaten?” and I just had this epiphany to recreate one of my family’s favorite desserts.
This dessert blows my mind, really. Who would have thought to make coffee into a jelly? Probably some adult who loves jello and was reminiscing his childhood. Or a genius child who loves coffee, secretly drinking it behind his parents’ back. Who knows? Well, I’m just too lazy to do research.
**Bonus tip**: For an even nicer presentation, chill your jellies at an angle. I used a steaming rack and tilted my two smaller cups towards each other. The coffee jelly will look odd alone, but after adding cream or milk, you will have an impressive black and white contrasting dessert that seems to defy gravity.
Servings: 5 dessert portions
Time: 5 minutes preparation, 5 hours setting. Total: 5 hours and 5 minutes.
- 2 cups hot black coffee
- 1 packet gelatin (0.25oz)
- 2 tablespoons warm water
- 2-3 tablespoons sugar (optional)
1. Combine sugar into warm coffee and mix until dissolved. You can leave the sugar out if you like your coffee black.
2. Dissolve gelatin in warm water.
3. Pour gelatin mixture into coffee and sugar. Mix well.
4. Evenly distribute portions into bowls, cups, or other moulds.
5. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 5 hours.
6. Serve with whipped cream, evaporated milk, condensed milk, or eat as is!