Coffee Jelly - Full flavored coffee jelly topped with slightly sweetened whipped cream is an easy dessert to make for any coffee lover. #vintagerecipe

How to Make Coffee Jelly

  • Author: Michelle Ferrand
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x



  • 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoons gelatin
  • 2 cups hot strong coffee
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Reserve 1 tablespoon sugar and mix the remaining sugar and gelatin together thoroughly in a medium bowl.
  2. Add the hot coffee and lemon juice to the sugar and gelatin. Gently stir until the sugar and gelatin are fully dissolved.
  3. Pour into a 9 x 9 inch serving dish.
  4. Chill until set, at least 2 hours.
  5. Before serving, whip heavy cream, the reserved 1 tablespoon sugar, and vanilla extract together until soft peaks just begin to form.
  6. Distribute coffee jelly into small serving bowls and top with the slightly whipped cream and eat up!


Adapted from The Detroit News Menu Cook Book

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