Posted by: Debra LaValley | May 15, 2013

May 15, 2013

Coffee Jello

Coffee Jello

Coffee Jello – Yum!

Today at work, my department had a luncheon, and one of my friends brought in a jello cake (that will be a recipe for another day). I started talking about coffee jello that my mom used to make. It was delicious. I love coffee and drink it black. My mom told me that Nana made it often. I remember my mom’s saying her dad loved coffee jello.

It is easy to make, delicious, and low calorie! There are quite a few recipes on line for coffee jello. Below is one that I copied and slightly edited. Click here to see the original recipe that I copied.

2 (1/4 ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup cold coffee
3 cups hot coffee
1/4 cup sugar ( or up to 3/4 cup according to desired sweetness)
1 pinch salt

In a large bowl combine gelatin and cold coffee.
Allow to sit 10 minutes to soften.
Add hot coffee, sugar and salt; stir until the sugar is completely dissolved and mixture is clear.
Pour into individual serving dishes and chill till set.
Serve with sweetened whipped cream. (My mom always served it with milk poured over it and some sugar sprinkled on top.)

My mom also had a simpler recipe written down that she just gave me over the phone:

1 envelope unflavored gelatin
2 1/4 cups leftover strong coffee
1/3 cup sugar

The directions would be similar to the first recipe.

Now I am hungry for coffee Jello! I don’t have any unflavored gelatin – so I guess I will just make myself a cup of instant decaf (disgusting – I know) – but any port in a storm.

Enjoy your evening!
Debbie 🙂


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