Sunday, November 15, 2009

Vietnamese Coffee Jellies

So I've recently become interested with homemade jello, odd right? I can't explain my ways, odd things just happen to cross my mind, then continue to intrigue me for a good week or sometimes much longer. Well, first I made some tea jellies, and let me tell you, they were awesome. Super refreshing and if you love tea, its a great way to enjoy it. Since I was so wildly successful, I decided to try again but this time with Vietnamese coffee.
Yummmm. I really don't think you can do wrong with jello. Once you've got your standard recipe, the possibilities are endless! I can't wait to try so many things! It's super easy and a great snack. This coffee jello is great alone, but I could see it being delicious chopped up and added to drinks or whatever your mind desires it with.
Add condensed milk to your liking till it turns a nice caramel color:
This little guy was meow-ing so sadly, so I gave him some milk and he was happy:
Mmmmm jiggly coffee:
Vietnamese Coffee Jellies
Yields: about 2 - 4 servings
Inspiration here.

Printable Recipe

3 -4 tbsn. Vietnamese coffee, such as Cafe du Monde
2 cups water, boiling
Sweetened condensed milk, to your taste
2 envelopes of gelatin/ 4 sheets of gelatin

To brew the coffee, remove the metal filter and add 1 heaping tbsn. of coffee grinds into the coffee maker. Twist the top of the filter back on until it stops. Make sure the filter is not too tight or else nothing will drop through and if its too loose, the drip will be too watery. Place it over an empty cup then pour the boiling water on the top of the filter until filled and allow the water to filter through. Brewing time should take 3 - 5 minutes. Continue this process until you have about 2 cups of coffee, using more coffee grinds as necessary. Add the condensed milk to your preferred taste, then add the powdered gelatin and stir until it is completely dissolved (If your coffee is no longer hot, make sure to heat it up again before adding the gelatin, it will dissolve easier this way). Pour into your preferred container and refrigerate until solid, about 2 - 4 hours. Enjoy!

Top with some more condensed milk and you're good to go!


  1. Yumm..I love this stuff, my mom used to make it for me a lot when I was younger..the coffee and coconut ones =)


  2. This looks delicious! They actually look solid instead of jello-y in the pictures!

  3. What a fantastic idea. These sound delicious. I love the idea of the tea ones, too.

  4. Michelle!!!!!!

    First. I hate Jello. I have ever since I was two.

    Second. I love this so much I am going to eat Jello!!

    You rock.


  5. Mm mm mm! This is so unique and adorable. Great job, Michelle!

  6. These sound very tasty! The perfect late afternoon pick-me-up!

  7. This looks soo nice, I like them so much. when I was in the south. I love the coffee flavour in your creation.


  8. This is very addictive! It's been such a long time that I had eaten the vietnamese coffee jello but now that you mentioned, I will probably follow your steps and make some, tonight!

  9. the recipe looks great, but more importantly, that is the prettiest cat ever! i miss having a cat!

  10. Your pictures are always so unbelievably beautiful! I'm always being told half the meal is in the presentation, and I definitely think of that looking at these pictures...

  11. Is there no sugar or other sweetener in this? Is it supposed to be more savory? Looks very beautiful.

  12. Oops, sorry Jai! It's with sweetened condensed milk not just regular condensed milk which serves as the sweetener :)

  13. My sister-in-law is Vietnamese and I looove Vietnamese Coffee! I will have to try this one! Thanks!!

  14. Michelle, your photos are great.
    I surf throught your blog while googling for "súp" in English (i could not remember ;-))
    It seems that you have great impression with food in the Southern. I hope you would have chances/time to experience with food and drink in the Northern of Viet Nam. Totally different.
    and it's great to know you are the mac user.