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Cool Coffee Gels

If you love coffee, you'll love this recipe. It's a simple dessert to prepare and makes a great impression. —Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1-1/2 cups hot brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Instant espresso powder and chocolate-covered coffee beans, optional

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Stir in coffee and 1/4 cup sugar. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • Pour into four Irish coffee mugs or 4-oz. custard cups. Cover and refrigerate until set.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add remaining sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Serve with gelatin. Garnish with espresso powder and coffee beans if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 182 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 17mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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