Japanese Coffee Jelly Recipe – Japanese Special

Coffee jelly is a dessert made from black coffee and gelatin. Once common in British and American cookbooks, it gained popularity in Japan in the 1960s after a Japanese chain coffee shop branch first made the concoction called kohii-zerii in Japanese, it is now found in most restaurants and convenience stores throughout the country.

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time5 min
  • Perform Time5 hr 15 min
  • Total Time5 hr 25 min

Japanese Coffee Jelly Ingredients :

  • 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups brewed strong black coffee
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Whipped cream, optional

How To Make Japanese Coffee Jelly


Gather the ingredients.Ingredients for Japanese coffee jelly recipe gathered.In a small bowl, combine the gelatin powder and water.


Gelatin powder and water being fully dissolved in a glass bowl with a fork.Place the brewed coffee and sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to a near boil over medium-high heat.


Coffee and sugar mixture lightly boiling in a cooking pot
Turn off the heat, and whisk in the gelatin mixture until it dissolves. Set aside to cool, about 10 to 15 minutes.


Dissolved gelatin being incorporated into into coffee mixture with a wire whisk Pour the coffee gelatin mixture into a shallow baking dish (8- or 9-inch square or 11 x 7 inches) and refrigerate until set, about 5 hours.


Coffee gelatin mixture poured into a rectangular shallow glass baking dish
Once the coffee jelly has set, cut the gelatin into 1/2-inch cubes.


Fully set coffee jelly evenly cut into squares with a large knife in rectangular glass baking dish Spoon the cubes into individual serving dishes and top with whipped cream, if desired.