WATCH: This Is The Best Tasting Easy Coffee Jelly Recipe
You can eat the entire bowl if you're not careful!
Drop by a restaurant or cafe that serves Japanese food and drinks, and you're likely to find a coffee jelly dish on the menu.
What exactly is coffee jelly anyway?
Coffee jelly is basically a gelatin dessert. Black coffee is sweetened and made solid using gelatin. These are cubed and then, usually tossed in a creamy mixture. It allegedly used to be popular in England and the United States but has, in more recent times, become a favorite among the Japanese. The Japanese do have some awesome coffee so it's no wonder that this no-cook, no-bake chilled dessert is so popular!
You don't even have to go far to have it if you have well-stocked kitchen. You really just need a few easy-to-find ingredients.
The gelatin is what makes this jelly a no-cook dessert recipe. Flavored with instant coffee, this dessert is easy to make because its made with ingredients that are easy to find and likely, already available in your kitchen. Even if you don't, a quick trip to the market, even the palengke, should score you the ingredients you need. Here's the recipe:
Want a shot of chocolate in your coffee jelly? Why not try this version that's mocha instead: