How To Make Coffee Jelly 2 Ways (Coffee Jelly Dessert & Milk Tea)

How To Make Coffee Jelly 2 Ways (Coffee Jelly Dessert & Milk Tea)

by Mana Sobral

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Coffee jelly is a cool, wiggly dessert that combines the deep flavors of coffee with the fun texture of gelatin. It's like enjoying your coffee in a brand-new way, but as a jiggly treat that you can eat with a spoon. Originating from Japan, this dessert has won over folks who love coffee and those who have a sweet tooth.

Making coffee jelly is pretty simple. You start by brewing some strong coffee, mix it with sugar to taste, and then dissolve gelatin or agar (for a vegetarian option) in it. Once everything's mixed well, you pour it into a dish to set. After a few hours in the fridge, it firms up into a jelly that you can cut into cubes or any shape you fancy.

You can enjoy coffee jelly in lots of different ways. Some people like it plain, just enjoying the coffee-flavored jelly on its own. Others top it with whipped cream for a bit of richness, or drizzle it with maple syrup for extra sweetness. You can even toss coffee jelly cubes into milk tea for a fun, textured twist.

In this recipe, we'll show you just how easily you can make coffee jelly at home and how you can enjoy it in two different ways. We'll show you the classic way to enjoy coffee jelly, topped with freshly-made whipped cream, as well as how you can enjoy it in a glass of milk tea.

What's great about coffee jelly is how easy and versatile it is. Whether you like your coffee strong or mild, you can make coffee jelly to suit your taste. It's a fun, simple dessert that looks fancy without needing a lot of work. Plus, it's a light way to satisfy your sweet craving without feeling too heavy.

So, if you're a coffee lover looking for something new, or you just want a light dessert that's a bit different, coffee jelly could be just the thing. It's a playful and tasty treat that brings a little bit of joy with its jiggly, coffee goodness.


Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 5 mins

Total time: 10 mins

Total servings: 2

Difficulty: Easy

  • 600 ml Brewed Coffee
  • 80 g White Sugar
  • 10 g Gelatin Powder (or Agar Agar)
  • Whipped Cream, optional (for topping)
  • Cocoa Powder, optional (for topping)
  • Cocoa Nibs, optional (for topping)
  • 300 ml Black Tea (for milk tea)
  • 50 ml Milk, or Milk Alternative of choice (for milk tea)

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1) Gathering the Ingredients

Gather the ingredients for the coffee jelly and milk tea together.

2) Preparing the Gelatin & Brewing the Coffee

Follow the instructions to prepare the gelatin. Brew your favorite coffee strong with a dripper.

3) Making the Coffee Jelly

Mix brewed coffee and sugar. Add gelatin and mix well. Scoop out any large bubbles on the surface with a spoon.

4) Pouring the Coffee Jelly Into Cups

Pour the coffee mixture into a cup. Use a spoon to scoop out any small and large bubbles on the surface again. Refrigerate until the coffee jelly is set, at least 2 to 4 hours.

5) Making Milk Tea

Make your favorite black tea. Mix black tea and milk in a cup.

6) Putting Together the Milk Tea & Coffee Jelly

Take your set coffee jelly, cut it into cubes and place it into a serving cup or jar. Top with ice cubes (if desired) and the milk tea we just made.

7) Topping the Coffee Jelly with Whipped Cream

Garnish the remaining coffee jelly with freshly whipped cream. Additionally, you can top it with cocoa powder or cocoa nibs if desired.

8) Enjoying the Coffee Jelly & Coffee Jelly With Milk Tea

Enjoy your homemade coffee jelly and milk tea with coffee jelly!

Tip: If you don’t want to use sugar in this recipe, make the coffee jelly without it and add maple syrup or honey on top before eating for a healthier treat!

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