When I first heard about coffee jello, I thought it was too good to be true. It seemed like the perfect dessert for when you have friends over, especially if they love coffee.
Coffee jello is quick and very simple to make. It only takes about fifteen minutes to assemble and most of that time is waiting for it to thicken. It also doesn’t require heating up an oven, so it’s perfect for the summer, but can be enjoyed year round.
I found a few recipes online, and combined them to make one that worked well for and is very delicious.
What you’ll need:
Two ¼ ounces of plain gelatin. It’s in the grocery aisle with the jello, probably in a plain looking box.
½ cup of cold coffee. I used a flavored coffee, but really you can use any coffee that you like.
3 cups of hot coffee.
½ cup of sugar. More or less depending on how sweet you like it.
1 pinch of salt.
How to make it:
In a large bowl or I used a small, narrow roasting pan, mix the gelatin and cold coffee.
Let it set for ten minutes for it to thicken.
Add the hot coffee, sugar and salt. Stir it until sugar is completely dissolved.
You can pour it into individual serving dishes or keep it in the roasting pan. Put it in the refrigerator until it sets. I noticed that it took sightly longer than normal jello to set. (Due to acid/PH levels similar to adding pineapple to regular jello) In my refrigerator, it took about three hours; so if you can assemble it before you start to cook, it should be ready by the time you’re done eating.
That’s it. Serve it with whipped cream. I recommend also adding chocolate or caramel syrup, or add bananas, strawberries, raspberries or anything else you’d like.
For another delicious looking coffee jello, check out Chameleons Dream’s recipe.
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