I was thinking the other day whilst drinking my morning cup of coffee, “what else can I do with coffee apart from drink it”, and this thought came to my mind. Jelly!
Yes Coffee Jelly! Now don’t say yuk and walk away – I’ve tried a few recipes and it tastes delicious, so I thought I’ll share the best one with you.
Which type of Jelly shall I use?
Why are there two types? Well, they each have different benefits
Let me first start off with Fruit Pectin..
Calling all vegetarians! This is your type!
Fruit Pectin is extracted from all types of fruit, vegetables and plants, and is a good source of fibre and carbohydrates.
These extracts will boost your immune system and can help safeguard you from osteoporosis and other diseases such as heart, alzheimer’s, strokes, cholesterol and diabetes.
It contains lots of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that’s needed for a healthy life and delays the ageing process. It can also prevent constipation and helps with weight loss.
No more bloated feelings girls, you can now wear your little black numbers with jelly!!!
The other is Gelatin.
This is for all you meat lovers out there.
Gelatin is extracted from animals, they use their bones, skins, tissues, cartilage and tendons which they boil together.
Gelatin contains protein, healthy fats and nutrients which gives out a lot of energy and improves your health and helps to fight off infections.
Protein contributes to the normal maintenance of healthy bones, muscles, teeth and healthy skin, also lowers the risk of fractures in old age. Our bodies also uses protein to repair, maintain and manufacture new cells.
Now that you’ve decided which base to use, let’s make some Coffee Jelly! Then you can invite your friends around and have a good old chin wag while savoring a new dessert!
- 8 cups of water
- Instant coffee to taste, you can add a bit more if you prefer it strong.
- 1 box of fruit pectin of gelatin powder
- Sugar to taste
Have a pan ready on your hob, then add the water, pectin or gelatin powder, coffee, and sugar to taste.
While stirring all the time, bring it to the boil.
Empty the contents into a container and leave it to cool.
Once cooled, refrigerate for around two to three hours until set.
Then using a knife cut into cubes whilst still in container..
Your jelly is now ready.
Now let’s spruce it up to make it more interesting!
You’ll need a can of condensed milk, and any type of cream.
Empty the cubed jelly into a large bowl, and then add the condensed milk and cream and mix very slowly.
Your dessert is now ready to serve.
Add the mixture to your dessert bowls and enjoy.
What else can I make with coffee jelly?
Well you can add vanilla ice cream as a topping, which is my favourite. Coffee and cream, y’all! 😉
You can also use it on cakes as a flat top layer, or as a middle layer in trifles. I bet many of you Mums have made trifle for your kids using jelly of course. It’s great with custard on the top!
Basically, you can make up your own dessert with jelly as you go along!
What dessert’s have you made using coffee jelly? Let me know in the comments below!