Coffee Jelly

By • April 20, 2011 • 19 Comments


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Author Notes: "Jelly" is a British term for a gelatin dessert and mine is adapted from a recipe in "The Lancaster County Cookbook". I omitted the walnuts in the gelatin, preferring almonds as a garnish. I sweetened and flavored the cream, finishing off the jelly with a few curls of lemon zest.Lizthechef

Serves 4

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 cup very hot brewed coffee
  • 1/3 cup white sugar plus 1 teaspoon, divided use
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • toasted sliced almonds
  • lemon zest curls
  1. Empty the gelatin granules into a glass loaf pan. Add the cold water and stir to soften gelatin.
  2. Add the hot coffee to gelatin and stir well to dissolve.
  3. Add sugar and stir.
  4. Refrigerate until jelly has set, about 3 hours.
  5. Chill 4 martini glasses in freezer.
  6. Cut the jelly into small cubes and return to fridge while you whip the cream.
  7. In a deep-sided bowl, add the cream, sugar and almond extract. Whip until soft peaks form.
  8. Gently stir the jelly cubes into the cream.
  9. Spoon into chilled glasses, garnish with almonds and lemon zest. Serve immediately.

Tags: coffee, coffee, coffee

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Winnie100

almost 3 years ago WinnieAb

GREAT photo Liz. This is so unique and yummy looking.

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almost 3 years ago Lizthechef

Thanks, Winnie!

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almost 3 years ago Burnt Offerings

Can we just vote for this now, and save everyone some time? I mean, seriously.

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almost 3 years ago Lizthechef

Missed your comment - LOL! Thanks -

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almost 3 years ago wssmom

Just lovely - both the recipe AND the photo!

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almost 3 years ago Lizthechef

Appreciate your comment - I truly had fun with it and was happily surprised with the result.

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almost 3 years ago dymnyno

I love coffee! I love cream! yeah, yeah! this is a dream! Wow and what a great pic.

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almost 3 years ago Lizthechef

Thanks, Mare - I got lucky with the shot. Larry made it disappear a couple minutes later ;)

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almost 3 years ago lapadia

Love gelatin desserts, and what a cleaver idea you have come up with, Liz! Beautiful picture, too...:)

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almost 3 years ago Lizthechef

Thanks - the original recipe called for shredding up the jelly with a fork, but I liked these cute little cubes...

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almost 3 years ago lapadia

I agree...they are cute little cubes! I have been looking at a July 4th recipe that uses blue and red cubes with the white, was going to make it last year but broke my right shoulder a couple days before that..still have all the ingredients, will make it this year though! :)

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almost 3 years ago Burnt Offerings

I like everything about this. Ingredients, preparation, presentation - it's going in the file. What a lovely dinner party dessert!

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almost 3 years ago Lizthechef

Thanks - this set up in 2 hours and was a snap to make.

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almost 3 years ago MyCommunalTable

My word, I have never seen anything like it. I love coffee and cream. I love it chilled and a little sweet, so I bet I would really enjoy this one.

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almost 3 years ago Lizthechef

Try it and let us know? I used decaf French roast, all that I had in the pantry. Fun to try with flavored coffee maybe?

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almost 3 years ago Sagegreen

I love your use of almond with this. Gorgeous presentation!

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almost 3 years ago Lizthechef

Thanks - my first "official" shot using camera with new computer.

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almost 3 years ago Lizthechef

Thanks, Liz, it was fun to make!

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almost 3 years ago mrslarkin

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Very cool looking!! Well done, Liz!