Doesn’t a cup of coffee taste great after a meal? There’s just something about the taste of coffee after dinner that leaves you feeling completely satisfied. If you’re a coffee lover you may have tried flavored coffees or stirred honey or other goodies into your coffee, but there’s still one coffee treat you probably haven’t tried: coffee Jell-O! Serve it with or without coffee after a meal and your guests will feel as though they’ve had the best meal ever.
Coffee isn’t just coffee anymore. You might like regular, ordinary coffee but many people prefer flavored versions. Hazelnut, cinnamon, vanilla – there are many different flavors of coffee. Use plain, black coffee to make the unusual Jell-O or use a flavored coffee of your choice.
Purchase unflavored gelatin, found in the same aisle as flavored types, to make coffee Jell-O. In a large mixing bowl, place 2 ¼ ounces of the gelatin. Make a half a cup of the chosen coffee and chill it until it’s cold. Pour it over the powdered gelatin and stir. Allow it to sit for about 10 minutes to thicken.
Make three more cups of coffee, but this time, use them while hot. Pour the hot coffee into the mixing bowl and stir until any remaining gelatin powder is dissolved. Add a half-cup of sugar to sweeten. It’s up to you if you want to increase or decrease the amount of sugar used, depending upon your individual taste. Add a tiny pinch of salt and stir all ingredients.
The coffee gelatin can be poured into individual bowls or onto a deep baking sheet. After the sheet of gelatin sets up you can cut it into cubes and then place it in the individual bowls. It can take the coffee gelatin a little longer than regular Jell-O to set. Allow at least 3 hours.
There are various ways to serve the unusual coffee gelatin. One is to top it with whipped cream. Another is to pour caramel or chocolate syrup over it. Combine it with fruits, like bananas, raspberries or even strawberries. Simply toss some of the fruits in with the gelatin cubes or place them on top of a gelatin cup. If you’re a fan of coffee-flavored foods you’ll love the coffee Jell-O which is really easy to make. After serving it, sit back and listen to everyone praise your cooking abilities!