How to make Coffee Jelly
Mention coffee and think America! Why is coffee jelly scarce on American delicacies? I believe that it should be everywhere just like in Japan. Growing up, this fabulous homemade dessert mama used to make is a thing we looked forward to having at lunch. I had a memory recall of coffee jelly in a recent visit to my Filipinos friend in Manila, who treated me to a sumptuous bowl of this fabulous drink made with agar. I used to think it’s all about gelatin, but I realized vegetarians don’t go with gelatin.
It is a great dessert flavored with coffee and sugar. If you don’t believe food is an art, you want to change that thought because the combination of ingredients resulting in delicacies is a product of very extraordinary artistic ingenuity. I believe that is how it was created as with most foods.
I decided to write this article to discuss how to make coffee jelly. The reason is that this great food isn’t so much around today in America. I feel young American shouldn’t miss out in its mouthwatering coffee effects.
Take creativity out of food, and you would be bored repeating the same food all over. And when you got bored making the same food all the time, that’s not living; it’s bad for your health.
How to make it, the American way
First, let’s get our ingredients ready.
For ingredients, you will need:
- Gelatin (unflavored) – 1 package 0.25 oz
- Water (cold) – 4 table spoon
- Sugar or sweetener – 4 tablespoon
- Black coffee – 2 cups
- Prepare gelatin: Get a small sized bowl and add cold water. Get your gelatin and break it up into smaller pieces for easy mixing and sprinkle into the water, leave it in there for 10 minutes to soften and dissolve.
- Prepare gelatin and coffee: Add the gelatin to one of the cups of coffee and put in the fridge to chill a little.
- Prepare coffee and sugar: Pour the second cup of coffee into a saucepan, add sugar and heat it up to simmer until the sugar is dissolved completely.
- Combine both mixtures: Get the gelatin and coffee mixtures, add the gelatin mixture into the simmering coffee mixture, and go on stirring until the gelatin dissolved and smooth.
- Serving and final preparation: Take out the mixtures from the heat, leave to cool for 5 minutes. Pour the mixture into serving cup, or bowl for individual servings and place in the coldest part of your refrigerator to chill for 4 hours.
End of story? No! Bring it out from chilling after 4 hours and enjoy your fabulous jelly.
Are you a vegan? No problem. You can still enjoy it by replacing gelatin with agar. Gelatin is an animal product, and that is not your stuff, right? But agar is not an animal product; the steps for making your coffee jelly remains the same, only change gelatin to agar for a vegan compliant recipe.