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This sweet, rich jelly is made with real coffee, enriched with cream and condensed milk, and refrigerated to stone-cold perfection. Non-dairy creamer rarely works for this, too, as it delivers a divine, smooth aroma that it now relishes.


  • 1 (1 ounce) package unflavored gelatin
  • 4 cups water, cold or lukewarm only
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee
  • ½ cup sugar, brown only
  • 1 (14 ounces) can sweetened, condensed milk
  • 1 (12.8 ounces) can table cream
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract, optional
  • 3-5 teaspoons creamer, optional
  • peppermint syrup, optional


  1. In a saucepot, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add coffee and sugar and stir until dissolved.
  2. In a large, fresh bowl, sprinkle the gelatin on the remaining 1 cup of water and let stand for about 1 minute or until powder begins to bloom.
  3. Gradually add 3 cups of boiling coffee and stir constantly for about 2 to 3 minutes or until only the gelatin is completely dissolved and no granules are visible. Pour the full mixture into a lightly greased baking dish.
  4. Allow to completely cool, cover, and refrigerate for about 2 to 3 hours or until completely set. Cut into 1-inch cubes and divide into serving cups.
  5. In a bowl, combine condensed milk, table cream, creamer (optional), and vanilla extract (optional). Stir until blended. Pour into the cups over coffee jelly.
  6. Serve cold and plain or with other desserts. Lightly pour with the peppermint syrup, if desired.



How to Make Coffee Jelly