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Japanese Coffee Jelly

  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 small cups 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Diet: Low Calorie


Simple, quick and extremely easy! This recipe tastes like store bought Japanese coffee jelly drizzled with cream.


Units Scale
  • 10 grams gelatin powder
  • 24 tablespoons instant coffee mixed with 2 cups boiling hot water, or 2 cups medium to strong coffee
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Milk, heavy cream, or whipped cream, for topping (optional)


  1. Put the gelatin powder in a bowl and mix with 2 tablespoons cold water. Set aside.
  2. Mix the instant coffee and sugar with boiling hot water in a bowl. Or heat up the coffee until very hot, transfer it to a bowl, and stir in the sugar.
  3. Add the gelatin and whisk until fully dissolved.
  4. Pour the mixture into 4 small cups, cover with a lid or plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours, or until the jelly has set.
  5. Serve it as is, or drizzle a little milk or heavy cream on top, or add a dollop of whipped cream.


Save coffee jelly in single serving storage containers and refrigerate for up to 5 days.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 68
  • Sugar: 12.6g
  • Sodium: 10.9mg
  • Fat: 0g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.9g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: snack, jell-o

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