How to Make Coffee Jelly with Gelatin: A Delicious and Easy Recipe

I love coffee, and I love desserts. So when I discovered coffee jelly, it was like a match made in heaven. Coffee jelly is a delicious and refreshing dessert that combines the rich flavor of coffee with the smooth texture of gelatin. It’s a treat that can be enjoyed any time of the day, and it’s surprisingly easy to make. In this article, I’m going to share with you a simple and easy recipe for making coffee jelly with gelatin.

Gathering the Ingredients

Before we get started, let’s make sure we have all the necessary ingredients. For this recipe, you will need:

– 2 cups of coffee (brewed and chilled)
– 1 packet of gelatin powder
– 1/4 cup of sugar
– 1 cup of water

You can use any type of coffee you like for this recipe. I personally prefer using a medium roast coffee for its balanced flavor, but feel free to experiment with different coffee beans and blends to find your favorite.

Preparing the Gelatin Mixture

The first step in making coffee jelly is to prepare the gelatin mixture. In a small bowl, dissolve the gelatin powder in 1/4 cup of water. Stir the mixture well until all the gelatin has dissolved. Set the bowl aside for now.

Brewing the Coffee

Next, it’s time to brew the coffee. Measure out 2 cups of water and add it to your coffee maker along with your desired amount of coffee grounds. Brew the coffee as you normally would, and then let it cool down to room temperature. Once the coffee has cooled, transfer it to a container and place it in the refrigerator to chill.

Making the Coffee Jelly

Now that we have our gelatin mixture and chilled coffee ready, it’s time to make the coffee jelly.

Heating the Gelatin Mixture

Start by heating the gelatin mixture that you prepared earlier. You can do this either on the stovetop or in the microwave. If using the stovetop, pour the gelatin mixture into a small saucepan and heat it over medium heat until it becomes hot, but not boiling. Stir the mixture constantly to prevent it from clumping or sticking to the bottom of the pan. If using the microwave, place the gelatin mixture in a microwave-safe bowl and heat it in 10-second intervals, stirring in between each interval until the mixture is hot.

Combined the Coffee and Gelatin Mixture

Once the gelatin mixture is hot, remove it from the heat and let it cool for a minute or two. Then, pour the chilled coffee into the gelatin mixture and stir well to combine. Add the sugar and stir again until the sugar has dissolved completely.

Pouring and Chilling the Jelly

Now it’s time to pour the coffee jelly mixture into individual serving glasses or molds. If you want to make traditional square-shaped coffee jelly, you can use a square-shaped mold. However, you can also use any other type of glass or mold that you have on hand. Carefully pour the coffee jelly mixture into each glass or mold, filling them almost to the top.

Once all the glasses or molds are filled, place them in the refrigerator to chill for at least 4 hours or until the coffee jelly has set completely. The gelatin will firm up and give the coffee jelly its characteristic texture.

Serving and Enjoying the Coffee Jelly

Once the coffee jelly has set, it’s ready to be served and enjoyed. You can simply serve it as is, or for an extra special touch, you can top each serving with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You can also drizzle some chocolate syrup or caramel sauce over the top for added sweetness and flavor.

The coffee jelly can be enjoyed on its own as a light and refreshing dessert, or you can also serve it as a topping for other desserts such as ice cream, pancakes, or waffles. The possibilities are endless!


Making coffee jelly with gelatin is a delicious and easy way to enjoy your favorite beverage in dessert form. With just a few simple ingredients and some patience, you can create a refreshing and tasty treat that will delight both coffee lovers and dessert enthusiasts alike. So why not give it a try and enjoy a homemade coffee jelly today? You won’t be disappointed!

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