I’ve never been a huge fan of coffee. I’ve always considered it to be too bitter, and no amount of sugar or cream could make it palatable to me. There was a great variety of drinks and desserts that I could never try, until now. Coffee jelly is a dessert that was invented in Japan and is exceptionally simple and customizable to make. From first-time samplers to regular coffee-drinkers, this dessert will appeal to anyone willing to try it.

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  • 2 cups of brewed or canned coffee (fresh is best)
  • 1 packet of unflavored gelatin 
  • ¼ cup of sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon of coffee creamer or milk (optional)


  1. Separate ¾ cup of coffee from your total 2 cups and dissolve one packet of gelatin in it, stirring until combined. Set aside. 
  2. Take the remaining 1 ¼ cup of coffee, preferably while it is still hot, and add it to a medium saucepan.
  3. Add ¼ cup of sugar to the saucepan and whisk over medium-low heat until the sugar is completely dissolved. 
  4. When the mixture comes to a rolling boil, add the reserved gelatin-coffee mixture and whisk until combined. 
  5. Take the mixture off the heat and let it sit for five minutes.
  6. Add the mixture to any serving dish or pan of your choosing and place in the fridge for at least three hours. 
  7. Once the jelly is solid, add coffee creamer, milk or whipped cream to your liking and enjoy!

Trust me when I say that this spring just got a lot more delicious!

Recipe adapted from Binging with Babish.