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!!
I am not a big fan of jello but I love coffee so decided to try this one! I made one batch with very strong regular coffee and the second batch with homemade Kahlua. Both were incredible! I loved the Kahlua one quite a bit better though. (I wonder why!) With some sweetened whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel I was grinning over this fun dessert! Next time I will be trying a bit of chocolate sauce over it.
Yup, nothing better than coffee jello with real whipped cream. Rhode Islanders have great but unusual tastes. Coffee milk, quahogs, corn fritters. Bring it on.
OMG, this recipe should come with a warning that it's addictive. Worthy of 10 stars and incredibly simple to prepare. I really wasn't sure if I'd like it or not, but I LOVE IT!!! Simply amazing. I used decaf coffee since I was serving it in the evening, and also used half sugar and half stevia. I think it would be good using all stevia or some other sugar substitute. I can't imagine making this without the Kahlua, that was the perfect ingredient. I served the jello in martini glasses, and topped it with Cheeky Panda's Kahlua Whipped Cream (Kahlua Whipped Cream) and sprinkled a few mini chocolate chips on top. An elegant looking dessert that wowed everyone. Simple Divine!
I grew up in MA, and this was always on my aunt's Thanksgiving menu, served right after the main meal, and before dessert. Only the men seemed to have it, but now as a grownup I love it too. Guess it's a New England thing ;-)
Makes a great April Fool's day surprise when I put it in a coffee cup topped with a dallop of whipped cream! Thanks!
I think you have to like iced coffee to appreciate this recipe--and I do and I loved it! DH said it was weird chewing his coffee. I used Splenda instead of sugar and topped with low fat Redi-Whip and sugar-free chocolate sauce. I took it to a brunch and those who were brave enough to try it, liked it.
Ok I am pleasantly surprised. Was looking for a cool, low fat, low cal coffee based dessert when I came stumbled on to this. I tagged it and then drug my heals when it came to making this. Oh yes fear had me by the taste buds in a strangle hold and oh what had I been thinking when I tagged something called Coffee Jello? But obligation in hand I brewed up the coffee and broke out the Splenda (used 1 cup) and set about making this. After hours of chilling and with the thermostat inching towards 100 F. DH and I sat down to a bowl (with a dollop of fat free Cool Wip). Well wonder of wonders my fears had been for not. This was perfect in so many way low fat, low cal, will not over fill after a heavy meal, along with being cool and refreshing. Thanks so much for the post will be making aging.
Thank you so much for posting this. My roots are also in R.I. and I grew up on this.