Coffee Jello with Red Bean Paste

Tanni made a dessert in the Gilmore Park Church Community Kitchen after Jane’s Polenta with Meat Sauce is ready. Tanni made a batch of the Coffee Jello the day before as it takes some time to set in the refrigerator.


The Coffee Jello is a great dessert especially after lunch. It’s not recommended for after dinner unless you use decafenated coffee. Tanni served the Coffee Jello with some homemade red bean paste and evaporated milk. I love the texture of the homemade red bean paste.


  • 5 tablespoons instant coffee
  • 1/2 cup sugar or more according to your preference
  • 7 1/2 cups water, divided
  • 1 teaspoon Brandy (optional)
  • 50g (or 5 tablespoons) gelatin powder
  • red bean paste for topping
  • evaporated milk for topping



coffeejelly-11-300x200Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add the instant coffee powder and sugar and stir until the sugar dissolved. Set aside.
coffeejelly-12-300x200Dissolved the gelatin in 5 1/2 cups of warm water.
coffeejelly-13-300x200Add the gelatin mixture into the coffee mixture.
coffeejelly-14-300x200Fill the mixture into a container, about 1 cm in height. You may need more than 1 container. Refrigerate until the jello set. Cut the jello into cubes before serving. Top with red bean paste and evaporated milk
coffeejelly-15-300x200To make the red bean paste, Tanni boiled the red bean (azuki bean) with enough water to cover the beans for about 45 minutes or until the bean is softened. Just watch the water level so that it does not dry up. Once the beans are softened, she adds sugar and honey to taste and mashes the beans to form a paste, but not a smooth paste.

Tanni, thank you for sharing a great dessert.

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  1. Glenn

    Hey, this looks tasty. Could it be made with agar instead of gelatin? Aren’t most of those jellies made with agar traditionally?

  2. Wendy

    That looks awesome! Loving the new layout colors!!!

    1. Ben

      Hi Wendy: I had just upgraded the WordPress template which now provides an additional 10 softer colors. I think the old one was too dark, too serious. This is more apt for a food blog. LOL!

  3. anna

    This looks delicious!

  4. heidileon

    like the coffee and evap milk combo…will do it (in summer) but I must be honest: I will skip the red bean paste, I’m just can’t get use to it!!…

    Thanks for the recipe!!

  5. gaga

    I looove coffee jelly! I used to have it all the time in Taiwan and miss it so much. Yummy

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