Coffee Jelly


This coffee jelly is a refreshing Japanese summertime treat made with coffee, powdered gelatin, and sugar. My favorite way to serve it is with frozen whipped cream and chocolate sauce, although it's also delicious with ice cream, regular whipped cream, or flavored coffee cream. It can be served solid in glasses or cubed in bowls.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 10 mins


  • 2 tablespoons hot water

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package unflavored gelatin

  • 2 cups fresh brewed coffee

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar


  1. Stir together gelatin and hot water in a small bowl until gelatin dissolves; pour into a saucepan. Stir in coffee and sugar, and bring to a boil over high heat.

  2. Pour coffee mixture into a shallow, 9-inch square or 7x11-inch baking dish. Chill in the refrigerator until solidified, 6 to 7 hours.

  3. Cut coffee jelly into cubes to serve.

    coffee jelly in a glass with cream


For individual servings instead of cubes, pour hot coffee mixture into 4 individual glasses instead of one large baking dish, then chill as directed in Step 2.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

43 Calories
9g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 43
% Daily Value *
Sodium 6mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 2g
Calcium 4mg 0%
Potassium 59mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love