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Delicious coffee jelly!

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"Coffee jelly is a wonderful summer dessert that only takes minutes to whip up and can be made with your left over morning coffee."

Serves 4 | Prep Time 10 minutes | Cook Time 2 hours

Why I Love This Recipe

This is a wonderfully refreshing, light summer dessert that has been in my family for generations. My first memory is enjoying it on a warm summer evening at my grandmother's house - it was one of her favorites!

Note: For the ambitious among you, we encourage you to create your own variations such as layering the coffee jelly with orange or lime jelly, using it as a base for an iced jelly coffee, or dressing it up with exotic spices!

Ingredients You'll Need

1 1/2 teaspoons of unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon of cold water OR 1/2 cups whisky plus 1 tablespoon of cold water
2 cups of fresh coffee
1/4 cup or less of granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over 1 tablespoon of cold water and allow it to set for at least one minute.

Over low heat, whisk the sugar into the remaining 1/2 cup of water until the sugar is fully dissolved.

Whisk the gelatin into your coffee.

Whisk the coffee mixture and vanilla extract into your sugar water.

Divide your jelly into serving cups OR pour it into a baking dish with sides. Put the jelly in the refrigerator and allow it to chill for at least 2 hours.


Using an electric mixer, whip the dark brown sugar for 5-10 seconds, until the sugar resembles coarse sand.

Add the heavy cream and whip until soft peaks form.

Top your coffee jelly with the whipped cream.

Use your preferred spices to finish off your dessert. When selecting a spice, be sure to find use spices that compliment the beans’ natural tones.


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