Adventures with Coffee Jelly
I love coffee.
Okay, so it’s probably not THAT big of a secret, but I have seemingly developed what is probably an unhealthy obsession with coffee. And I’m not particularly picky when it comes to type, either. I love iced coffee, regular freshly brewed hot coffee, cold brews, lattes, flavored coffee...
Told you it was an obsession.
And this has been a great week for coffee lovers, what with National Coffee Day on September 29th, and International Coffee Day, which is today!
While I did celebrate both days by enjoying my favorites, today I wanted to share a new coffee confection I recently experimented with. Awhile back, I saw a video posted by some YouTubers in Japan about coffee jelly. Apparently it is (or was, since this was some time back) a big thing overseas, and when I first saw the video and recipe, I was intrigued. I thought I might try making it ‘one day’.
Fast forward a bit to more recently, and my finally getting around to watching The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. on Netflix. (Side note: If you have not seen this particular anime, I do highly recommend it!)
Saiki, the main character, has quite the affinity for coffee jelly, and it serves as a recurring theme in the show. This, of course, brought back to mind the recipe I had seen previously, and I decided that now was the time to try my hand at making coffee jelly.
I used this recipe from AllRecipes.com to make the first batch, using Folgers Caramel Drizzle flavored coffee. I intended to use either caramel vanilla cream or nutty caramel flavored coffee (do you see a trend in flavors here?), but yay Wal-mart order substitutions? It's a delicious coffee though, so I won't complain.