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Coffee Jelly Time

Coffee Jelly Time

One of the most inexpensive desserts we can think of most especially if you are a coffee lover.

I had it diced like usual & grated for a change and added texture or cheese can be an option too, just to balance the sweetness. I can actually eat the coffee jelly itself sans milk & cream.

On props were a 2015 valentine’s day posie , a 2015 Today’s newspaper & a vintage prism binoculars,- I didn’t know could be of use today.😉

Coffee Jelly Trivia

Recipes for coffee jelly appear in cookbooks published in England as early as 1817. The earliest recipes call for coffee to be mixed with calves’ foot jelly and sometimes call for isinglass or other clarifiers. After the introduction of packaged gelatin, most recipes call for the gelatin to be dissolved in the hot coffee and then molded.

In the early 20th century coffee jelly was promoted as a healthier alternative to hot coffee, as it was thought the gelatin would absorb excess acid in the stomach.

Jell-O launched a short lived coffee gelatin mix in 1918, but the dessert never gained widespread popularity outside of New England. Today, coffee jelly may still be found in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and other New England states. Durgin-Park restaurant in Boston, which opened in 1827, still offers coffee gelatin made with leftover coffee from the previous day.

Japanese coffee jelly was developed during the Taishō period (1912–1926) in imitation of European molded jellies. It appealed to modern young men with tastes for Western fashion and rose in popularity along with café culture. Coffee jelly has remained popular in Japan and is still widely available. Starbucks launched a coffee jelly frappuccino in Japan in 2016.


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