Introduction: Coffee Jelly

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I was playing around with ideas for coffee and thought, what about jelly? So this is a pretty simple version. I think it would be nice as a layer between cakes, or simple cookies. It could also be used as a base for marinades on meat.


Step 1:

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Gather your ingredients. You will need:

4 cups water
1/2 cup instant coffee
1 box of fruit pectin (1.75 oz)
5 1/2 cups sugar

You will also need clean canning jars. (I used 3 16 oz jars but had a little left over.) 

Step 2:

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Dissolve the instant coffee into 1 cup of water and set aside.

Step 3:

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Pour the remaining water into a pot.

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Add the pectin and bring to a boil while stirring. Then add the sugar and return to a boil, continuing to stir.

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Add the coffee slowly and once again return to a boil while stirring.
Remove from heat and fill the jars.
Cover with lids and let cool. Will set after a day or two. Keep refrigerated.

My favorite use: topping vanilla ice cream.


SHOE0007 (author)2016-05-12

I am looking for an Pectin based substance I will use coffee and pectin. Then I will extract Pectinase from Penicillium D and test to see how quickly it eats through the pectin. This info is very useful.

PHEONIXFOX24 (author)2015-04-10

I saw this instructable and I was like AHHHHAAAAHAAAAAHAHHHHAAA WUMMY

Pattus (author)2012-05-18

All of the pectin ive found here has sugar already added to it.
Is that the same with yours or is it really pure?

l8nite (author)2012-04-19

this sounds really interesting, I feel some kitchen experiments ahead

groberdeau (author)2012-04-16

COOL! Is there a way to do this without using instant coffee?
Could I just brew a regular cup of coffee and use that?

Instant tastes like, not nice...

JustDaveN (author)groberdeau2012-04-18

Sure. Just brew a strong coffee and use it to replace the 4 cups water. Just be careful as reheating can cause it to become bitter, which is probably why he used instant. Maybe using a cold brew will handle it.

groberdeau (author)JustDaveN2012-04-19

For the first try I used an instant of "higher" quality and it turned out great. I may explore more options with future batches. It's awesome by the way.

JustDaveN (author)groberdeau2012-04-18

Actually looking at it, you can do it with a "no cook" pectin. Google "no cook pectin" to find it.

groberdeau (author)JustDaveN2012-04-19


kcbirder (author)2012-04-16

I think it would be good with peanut butter, or cream cheese. How about a thin layer on top of custard, or cheesecake?

ctrejo (author)2012-04-16


u jelly?

scoochmaroo (author)2012-01-11

How does it taste? What have you tried it on?

skeinywoman (author)scoochmaroo2012-01-12

It is not the kind of jelly I would put on a piece of toast. But it has a slightly bitter sweet "caramel-ly" taste that really compliments creamy vanilla ice cream. I also have poured it over a beef roast before cooking and it adds a rich flavor.

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