Coffee Jelly

Japanese restaurant style Coffee Jelly is a delicious after dinner dessert consisting of sweetened coffee flavored gelatin and served with cold cream.

Japanese coffee jelly served in a dessert glass with whip cream on top, side angle shot.

Coffee jelly is a very popular dessert in many Japanese restaurants.  It’s usually served chilled in a glass vessel or cut into cubes, then served with cream, half and half, or whipped cream.

Our version is made to be light, not overly sweet and served with half and half and a dollop of whip cream.

It’s a nice and simple Japanese dessert recipe that goes well at the end of any meal!

What is Japanese Coffee Jelly?

Gelatin is made from strong brewed coffee or espresso, then topped with various creams such as heavy cream, half and half and or whipped cream.

Japanese coffee jelly served in a dessert glass with heavy cream being poured on top.

What is monkfruit and why do you use it instead of sugar?

Monkfruit is a blend of erythritol and monkfruit.  We use it in place of sugar to keep this delicious dessert low carb and keto friendly.

Can I make coffee jelly in batches?

Coffee jelly can last up to a week in the refrigerator and can be made in single cup servings or a dish and served in cubes.

Do you have any tips and tricks on making this Coffee Jelly recipe?

  • Make sure to brew very strong coffee to ensure a strong and flavorful coffee gelatin flavor.
  • You can adjust the sweetener to your preference.
  • If you can’t find half and half, you can use heavy cream as well.

Japanese coffee jelly served in a dessert glass being scooped out with a spoon.

Did you have other Japanese dessert recipes I can try?

 Let’s get making this traditional Japanese desert recipe in coffee jelly!

  • Prepping Time 15M
  • Cooling Time 4H
  • Total Time 4H15M
  • Net Carb/Serv 0g
  • Servings 4 Cups

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Strong Hot Brewed Coffee or Espresso
  • 1 tbsp Gelatin (2 envelopes)
  • 4 tbsp Water
  • 2 tbsp Monkfruit Erythritol Blend
  • 1 tbsp Half and Half and/or Whipped Cream (optional)

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Mix Gelatin with 4 tbsp of water in a mixing small bowl.

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3) Add Monkfruit Erythritol Blend and Gelatin mix into hot coffee.

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4) Pour coffee mixture into serving glass and refrigerator for 4 hours or until firm.

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5) Top with half and half, heavy cream, and or whipped cream.

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Enjoy Japanese Coffee Jelly dessert!

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Japanese coffee jelly served in a dessert glass with whip cream on top, side angle shot.

 

Japanese coffee jelly served in a dessert glass with heavy cream being poured on top.

 

Japanese coffee jelly served in a dessert glass with whip cream on top, side angle shot.

Coffee Jelly

Japanese restaurant style Coffee Jelly is a delicious afterdinner dessert consisting of sweetened coffee flavored gelatin and served withcold cream. 
5 from 6 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Asian Fusion
Keyword: coffee jelly, Japanese desserts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Print Recipe
Calories: 8kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Strong Hot Brewed Coffee or Espresso
  • 1 tbsp Gelatin 2 envelopes
  • 4 tbsp Water
  • 2 tbsp Monkfruit Erythritol Blend
  • 1 tbsp Half and Half and/or Whipped Cream optional

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
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  • Mix gelatin with water in a mixing small bowl.
    Keto Low Carb Coffee Jelly (6)
  • Add Monkfruit Erythritol Blend and gelatin mix into hot coffee.
    Keto Low Carb Coffee Jelly (21)
  • Pour coffee mixture into serving glass and refrigerator for 4 hours or until firm.
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  • Top with half and half, heavy cream, and or whipped cream.
    Keto Low Carb Coffee Jelly (22)

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Nutrition

Calories: 8kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 7mg | Sugar: 1g
*Values Based Per Serving
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2 Comments

  1. How much water should we add to the gelatin? A TBSP?

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