Coffee Jelly Sago Recipe

Sago and gulaman with coffee flavors!

Coffee jelly is already delicious on its own so how do you level it up to make it even more appetizing? Add sago! The tiny pearls are a fun addition to the dessert. It’s a sago at gulaman dessert made creamier and more addictive, thanks to the coffee. 

Photo by Roselle Miranda

Coffee Jelly Sago Recipe

Roselle Miranda
Sago and gulaman with coffee flavors!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert, Snacks/Merienda
Cuisine Filipino, Japanese
Servings 8


Coffee Jelly Sago Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup small sago
  • 1 Cup water
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unflavored gulaman powder
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 250-ml pack All-purpose cream Chilled
  • 1/2 Cup sweetened condensed milk or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee


  • Prepare sago: Soak small sago in water for 30 minutes in a small saucepan. Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer, stirring. Cook until the sago are transluscent. Set aside to cool completely. Chill in water until ready to use. (Alternatively, place in a microwave-safe bowl and cook on High for 1 minute. Stir. Cook again for 1 minute. Stir.)
  • Make coffee jelly: In a saucepan, combine coffee, sugar, and powdered gulaman. Stir to combine and dissolve the gulaman powder. Place over medium heat and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. Once it boils, remove from the heat and pour into a 9-inch by 5-inch baking dish. Pop any bubbles on the surface using a culinary blowtorch if desired. Set aside to cool completely. Slice into cubes. Chill until ready to use.
  • To assemble: In a large bowl, mix together chilled cream, sweetened condensed milk, and instant coffee. Stir until coffee is dissolved. Stir in sago and coffee gulaman. Spoon into glasses and serve. Keep chilled.
Keyword gulaman, refrigerator dessert, coffee jelly recipe
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