The coffee jelly, dessert version, was posted three and a half years ago. Here is coffee jelly, beverage version. It was a very hot day, what can I say? I wanted coffee but the thought of drinking something hot just didn’t appeal to me. Neither did the thought of all that sugar in the usual iced coffee concoctions. A glass of coffee jelly drink is cold, refreshing, definitely not boring, and sweet but only slightly so.
A few notes… No need to add sugar to the milk; almond-flavored jelly is sweetened. But if using unflavored jelly, check if it is sweetened or unsweetened. If unsweetened, you will need to add sugar.
Cold milk is the recommended to get all the undiluted goodness of the coffee jelly beverage. I do not recommend adding ice to the glass since ice will make the milk bland.
Coffee jelly, beverage edition
- 1 box of almond-flavored gelatin (I used Alsa)
- 3 tablespoons very strong brewed coffee (or 3 heaping tsps. of good instant coffee)
- 3 cup very cold milk the pour and drink kind
- Prepare the gelatin according to package directions but reduce the amount of water by about 1/5 for a firmer jelly. Stir in the coffee or coffee granules.
- Pour into a shallow bowl or tray and allow to set. When firm, cut into one-inch cubes. Chill in a covered container.
- Divide the jelly among three tall glasses. Fill glasses with very cold milk. Serve the coffee jelly beverage at once.