Coffee Jelly + Milk + Fresh Whipped Cream
If you like drinks that are subtly sweet and won’t make you feel like you are about to have a sugar coma, try this coffee jelly milk with fresh whipped cream.
Coffee Jelly Cravings
In Japan, coffee jelly wasn’t so appealing to me as a child, but once I had it served in a drink, it was amazing.
The reason I decided to make this drink is because I’ve been craving jelly au lait drinks from Patisserie La Palme D’or, one of my favorite bakeries in Hawaii.
If you ever visit Hawaii, you have to go to Patisserie La Palme D’or! It is that good especially if you don’t like overly sweet desserts. You can read about the bakery here if you like. They actually served the Japanese emperor!
I don’t have a recipe for their jelly au lait, so I decided to make a drink similar to it. Now that I live in the South, I have to improvise. There aren’t a lot of Asian/Pacific Islander grocery stores here, but I still have cravings …
Making Coffee Jelly Milk
It’s so easy to make coffee jelly milk. You really can’t mess it up! This recipe is for two 8 oz. glasses.
Here are some things to know:
I used coffee concentrate and mixed it with water, so I would have the flexibility to reduce or strengthen the taste based on my preferences. If it’s available, I would use this as a first choice, but any other coffee will work too.
The first time I made coffee jelly, I should’ve followed the directions on the gelatin package. Instead, I decided I’d do things my way.
I poured all of the coffee and sugar into a pot and boiled it. I put the coffee in a glass dish. Then, I added the packet to the hot coffee and started mixing. There were a ton of bubbles and a few pieces that wouldn’t dissolve.
So, it’s probably best to follow the instructions to avoid all that, but it won’t ruin the recipe.
I’m still working on a “softer” gelatin, but for now I am happy with this drink. I hope you like it! Adjust to your needs.
Other Favorite Ways to Enjoy Coffee Jelly Milk:
- Turn it into a milk coffee. Add some coffee concentrate for a quick pick me up.
- Turn it into a float. Add two scoops of vanilla ice cream to satisfy your sweet tooth.
- Make it Ahead. Add the cut up coffee jelly and whipped cream to the bottom of a cup. When you are ready to drink it, pour in the milk or coffee milk mixture. If you are feeling really lazy, just add ice cream and forget about the cream.
- For the coffee jelly:
- 1 Packet Knox Gelatin
- 1.5 C cold coffee (see note).
- 1/4 C sugar
- For the whipped cream:
- 1/2 C Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 Tbsp. granulated sugar
- Whole milk (approximately 4 C).
- Pour 1/4 C cold coffee into square dish (the one you plan to make the jelly in).
- Sprinkle 1 gelatin packet evenly on top.
- Set aside.
- Pour the other 1 1/4 C of coffee into a pan, add the sugar, and heat until sugar is dissolved.
- Remove coffee mixture from heat and pour into gelatin dish.
- Stir the hot mixture into the cold one to dissolve the gelatin.
- Once both mixtures are combined (no clumps), place in fridge for at least 3 hours.
- Cut coffee jelly into tiny squares (small enough to fit into boba straw) when done.
- Place mixing bowl for whipped cream in freezer for 10 minutes.
- With cold bowl, whip 1 Tbsp. of sugar with 1/2 C Heavy Whipping Cream until stiff peaks form.
- Put 1/2 of the coffee jelly into the bottom of an 8 oz. glass.
- Add whole milk to top.
- Put 1/2 of the whipped cream on top.
- Repeat for second glass.
- Add a boba straw or eat jelly with a spoon.
- Additions: add two scoops of vanilla ice cream for a sweet treat or turn it into a milk coffee by adding extra coffee/less milk.
If you try to dissolve gelatin into hot liquid, it may not completely dissolve, so you'll have to pick out any pieces. Use a coffee concentrate if you want to easily adjust the flavor. I use 1.5 C of coffee because I am using a concentrate that requires 1 part coffee to 2 parts water. However, you can use 2 cups of coffee of your choice and it will still turn out fine. When making whipped cream, if you forget to put your bowl in the freezer, fill a bowl with ice and put your mixing bowl on top of it instead. If you want it for later, just add the cut up coffee jelly with whipped cream to the bottom of a glass. When you are ready, pour in the milk and enjoy.
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