Coffee Jello

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Iron Bloomers

A cool shimmering cup of coffee you can eat with a spoon. I grew up on this in Rhode Island & have not found it anywhere else. For the true coffee lover.

Top Review by karincs9

Wow! I too grew up in Rhode Island, and remember watching my grandmother use the morning's leftover coffee for my grandfather's favorite coffee jello lunchtime dessert! He would eat a big bowl with a splash of cream. Delicious!!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 (1/4 ounce) envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 12 cup cold coffee (or Kahlua)
  • 3 cups hot coffee
  • 14 cup sugar (or up to 3/4 cup according to desired sweetness)
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. In a large bowl combine gelatin and cold coffee.
  2. Allow to sit 10 minutes to soften.
  3. Add hot coffee, sugar and salt; stir until the sugar is completely dissolved and mixture is clear.
  4. Pour into individual serving dishes and chill till set.
  5. Serve with sweetened whipped cream.

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