Unusual? Yes. But are you here reading this because you're at least interested? YES!
Coffee gelatin was popular during the early 1900s, especially in the New England region of the US. It went out of style after being recognized as a "poor person's dessert", but today has taken off in Japan - Atlas Obscura has a cool history on it for more info.
We thought it'd be perfect with yogurt for breakfast, almond milk as a refreshing beverage or even by itself. Other recipes we saw added vodka or cream liqueur to make boozy jello shots. Maybe next time we'll try chocolate chip coffee jello?
- Gelatin, 1 oz
- 3 cups coffee
- 1 cup room temperature water
- Optional: sweetener such as stevia, erythritol, honey etc (we added a little glycine)
Recipe makes 5 servings of 6oz
- Add freshly made hot coffee to your jello container (we used a 7.5 x 9.5 inch glass baking dish)
- Combine gelatin and 1 cup water in a separate dish - mix until gelatin dissolves
- Add water and gelatin to hot coffee
- Mix in sweetener if needed.
- Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.
Nutrition Info for 1 serving: