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Coffee jelly

Coffee jelly
28.08.2023 tildamaria.turunen

Coffee jelly – a funky recipe worth trying!

A coffee jelly with an irresistible balance of bittersweet coffee and slightly sweet fresh cream. Coffee jelly is a coffee-based dessert flavoured with sugar. Although it has once been common in British and American cookbooks, it is now most common and known in Japan, where it can be found in most restaurants and convenience stores. If you haven’t tried this yet, we encourage you to try a different way of enjoying your coffee! We will introduce a simple recipe that mixes granulated sugar and softened gelatin with your favorite freshly brewed coffee and pours cream on top.


  • 350ml strong coffee
  • 20g granulated sugar
  • 6g gelatin (3g sheet gelatin x 2 sheets)
  • Water (for gelatin) Appropriate amount
  • 100ml fresh cream
  • 20ml condensed milk
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Fresh mint

Dark roast is recommended for making coffee jelly
If you want a vegan version, you can replace the gelatin with vegan alternatives such as Vegegel or agar-agar and switch the creams and milk to a plant-based alternative of your choice 🌱

How to make coffee jelly

  • Pre-soak the gelatin with an appropriate amount of cold water (or alternative with the instructions on the product)
  • Brew strong coffee
  • Add sugar and gelatin to hot coffee (about 60℃) and mix well
  • Once the sugar and gelatin have completely dissolved, gently pour the mixture into a bowl
  • Place in the refrigerator to cool and harden (minimum 1h)

Make the cream:

  • Add the condensed milk to the heavy cream and mix well
  • Remove the jelly from the refrigerator and gently spread the cream on top
  • Top off with ice cream or mint if you want to make it more creamy and sweet
  • The coffee jelly is ready!
    We hope this recipe brings something new to the (coffee) table and you’ll enjoy it as much as we do! Check out our other recipes too for new coffee experiences!
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