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Fun and Easy Coffee Jello Recipe

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What’s the deal with Jell-O? Is that still a thing? Well, it turns out the jiggly dessert from our childhoods is back, and it’s better than ever.

How about making a very fancy jello dessert with coffee jello and condensed milk? And what if we cut our jello into cubes and fill a Martini glass with it? Now we’re talking.

The secret behind nice jello that melts in your mouth is going to the extremes, first boiling the mix and then cooling it down all the way. You’ll need a bit of patience, but this recipe is well worth it.

Picture this. You’re having friends coming over for dinner, and you offered to cook a splendorous three-course meal. That’s spending all morning in the kitchen, and the last thing you want is having to put together a complicated dessert.

That’s where coffee jello comes in. It’s fancy, recognizable and quite unique. Everyone will fall for it; that’s guaranteed.

Fun And Easy Coffee Jello Recipe-2

What you'll need

To make your coffee jello, you’ll need unflavored gelatin, which is relatively easy to find in any supermarket or pastry shop. You’ll also need regular sugar, coffee and condensed milk to top our jello cubes.

As for the coffee, try to brew a nice one; the coffee’s flavors will be front and center in this one; they’re the main event, so brew nice, high-quality coffee. Perhaps an Arabica or a Java blend will work nicely. Pay a visit to your local barista and see what he’s got in the back.

The best part about this translucent dessert is that it’s ready in fifteen minutes; the only thing you need to do is let it rest in the fridge until you’re prepared for it. Your friends and family will fall in love with jello again. Talking about bringing back a classic, am I right?

How to Make It

  • Prep Time4 hr 5 min
  • Cook Time5 min
  • Total Time4 hr 10 min
  • Serving Size4
  • Energy149 cal




In a small bowl, add the warm water and hydrate the gelatin. Reserve.


In a medium-sized saucepan, add the coffee, sugar and gelatin and bring to a boil.


Pour in the coffee and gelatin mixture into a square baking tray and chill in the fridge until solid (about 4 hours).


Once the jello sets and you’re ready to serve, cut the jello into cubes.


For presentation, divide the jello cubes into four martini glasses or any glass, and divide the condensed milk over the jello; it should slip through the cubes, creating a marbled effect. Enjoy!

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size4
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories149
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat2.5 g78 g3.21%
  • Saturated Fat1.6 g20 g8%
  • Cholesterol10 mg300 mg3.33%
  • Total Sugars24.4 g
  • Protein8.4 g50 g16.8%
  • Calcium87 mg1300 mg6.69%
  • Iron1 mg18 mg5.56%
  • Vitamin A164 mcg900 mcg18.22%
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