Coffee Jelly...Say What?!

Coffee Jelly...Say What?!

This popular drink straight out of Japan is precisely what is sounds like: coffee flavored jelly that is served with sweetened milk.  It's literally jello for adults!  This mind blowing recipe couldn't be easier.  It is a simple mix of unflavored gelatin and coffee.  Add something unique to your coffee ritual and give this a try!

Servings: 2 cups

Jelly ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon powered unflavored gelatin.
  • 2 cups hot coffee (brewed strong).
  • 2 tablespoons sugar.

Coffee drink ingredients

  • cold milk (whole or 2%).
  • simple syrup or agave syrup.
  • 1 shot espresso (optional)


  1. Add sugar to the hot coffee into a small tray until dissolved (use a small square Tupperware). Add the powdered gelatin to the hot coffee and whisk until dissolved. Cover with the lid and place in the refrigerator until it sets, at least a few hours or overnight.
  2. Run a knife around the edges and slice into large cubes. Fill a cup halfway with cold milk and add simple syrup (1:1 water and sugar boiled until sugar is melted and cooled) or agave syrup to taste.  Add coffee jelly cubes and top with an optional shot of espresso. Add a few ice cubes if you want to make this drink cold.


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