Rating: 4.06 stars
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

Sweetened coffee flavored gelatin is best eaten with a dollop of whipped cream on top. This is a fabulous dessert I once enjoyed at a Japanese restaurant, of all places!

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prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
6 hrs
total:
6 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, stir together the sugar and gelatin. Mix in hot coffee and water. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently until the gelatin and sugar have completely dissolved. Remove from heat, and stir in lemon juice. Pour into a 4 1/2 cup mold. Refrigerate until set, at least 6 hours or overnight. Serve with whipped cream.

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Nutrition Facts

215 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 30.9g; fat 8.9g; cholesterol 32.7mg; sodium 22.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (16)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2006
I used double brewed coffee & added 2 heaping tbp. of instant coffee. I also increased the sugar to 1 full cup. The coffee flavor was a bit strong...next time I will only add one tbp. of instant coffee. I poured this into an 8 by 12 pan & then cut it into small squares. I layered the squares of gelatin in a parfait glass w/ spoonfuls of whipped cream (one dollop is not going to be enough) & drizzled chocolate syrup & caramel syrup over the layers. Wsa refreshingly different...thanks Mardee! Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2012
I knew this was going to be outside the box but this was a disappointment. I like gelatin and I love coffee but there's just not enough coffee flavor. It almost tasted like sweetened unflavored gelatin. I did use Splenda in place of the sugar but the problem wasn't the sweetness it was the lack of coffee flavor. This well could be remedied by using extra strong coffee or espresso but I doubt I'll be making this one again. Sorry Mardee hate to give a bad review but this just didn't work for us. In all fairness it could just be a personal taste preference issue. Read More
(3)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2006
I used double brewed coffee & added 2 heaping tbp. of instant coffee. I also increased the sugar to 1 full cup. The coffee flavor was a bit strong...next time I will only add one tbp. of instant coffee. I poured this into an 8 by 12 pan & then cut it into small squares. I layered the squares of gelatin in a parfait glass w/ spoonfuls of whipped cream (one dollop is not going to be enough) & drizzled chocolate syrup & caramel syrup over the layers. Wsa refreshingly different...thanks Mardee! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2007
with some alterations i made this recipe reminded me of all the coffee parfaits in hawaii there's a lot of japanese restaurants here - instead of 3/4 cups sugar i used 1/2 cup and didn't add the lemon juice. when it was set i cut the gelatin into cubes and drizzled some sweetened condensed milk over the top then served with some softened vanilla ice cream. yum! also you could drizzle with chocolate sauce instead of the condensed milk but condensed milk is so popular in japan so it seems more becoming of the dessert:D Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2006
I ate a coffee gelatin dessert at a sushi bar and was looking for a recipe for it. Found it at your website. However I deleted the lemon juice because when I first tried it it was a bit sour. Also as a variation you could use half-and-half rather than whipped cream. Thank you for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/13/2007
Great recipe I'd been looking for it... useful tip: Use vanilla icecream instead of whipped cream serve some coffee liquor then the gelatin in cubes and finally a ball of vanilla ice cream... Try it... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2005
This was really good! Don't forget the whipped cream Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2008
It is what it is. Coffee flavored gelatin. Easy fast an adult taste. Will have to tinker with the creame drizzle to sweeten it a bit This recipe is yummy with flavored coffees too. I recommend pumpkin spice flavored coffee in the autumn! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/15/2011
I always thought coffee jello was a New England dessert since my mother made it all of the time. It's funny to hear I could have some after my yakisoba. I made this recipe but cut the sugar down to 1/4 cup - 3/4 cup seemed to much. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2012
I knew this was going to be outside the box but this was a disappointment. I like gelatin and I love coffee but there's just not enough coffee flavor. It almost tasted like sweetened unflavored gelatin. I did use Splenda in place of the sugar but the problem wasn't the sweetness it was the lack of coffee flavor. This well could be remedied by using extra strong coffee or espresso but I doubt I'll be making this one again. Sorry Mardee hate to give a bad review but this just didn't work for us. In all fairness it could just be a personal taste preference issue. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2009
I served the jello cut up in squares with choc sauces drizzled across the plate strawberries and a dab of whip cream on some pieces. Great light dessert..I did include the lemon and increased the sugar to 1 cup. Read More
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