Coffee Jelly Recipe | Low Carb & Keto

coffee jelly recipe

This coffee jelly recipe is perfect if you follow a low carb diet and crave some desserts. If you love coffee, this dessert is sure to satisfy your cravings.

Related reading: What Is Keto Coffee and Should You Drink It?

If you’ve never come across it before coffee jelly is thought to have originated in Japan during or just after the first World War. On the other hand I have seen it claimed that the dessert came from England where it first appeared in a recipe book in 1817.

In Japan, where they are fond of jellied desserts, it’s made with sweet coffee and agar. In England when coffee houses first became popular they apparently made coffee jellies with day old coffee, gelatine, isinglass and spices.

Related reading: Butter Coffee Recipe for Weight Loss

These days it’s generally made with coffee, sugar and gelatine. Starbucks did launch a coffee jelly in Japan in 2016 which consisted of layers of coffee jelly, vanilla custard sauce, frozen coffee, and topped with whipped cream.

This coffee jelly recipe from LC Recipes & More who make cooking videos that are keto and low-carb friendly is made using a sugar-free sweetener. You can therefore be certain that it won’t ruin your low carb diet. In fact, each glass contains only 2 grams of net carbs!

Best of all, it’s so easy to make. This coffee jelly recipe is a no-bake dessert that you can prepare in only a few minutes!

Related reading: Do Protein Coffee Shakes help with Fat Loss?

Recipe notes 

This recipe calls for a sugar-free sweetener. You can use whatever zero carb sweetner you have such as erythritol, stevia or monk fruit. Swerve, which is non-GMO erythritol, comes as granulated or confectioners which is finer.

Whatever you use in this recipe make sure it’s fully dissolved before you add the mixture to a container and refrigerating.

Coffee Jelly Recipe


Coffee Jelly



1. Put one cup of hot filtered water into a large bowl. Add the gelatin and using a hand whisk mix well.
2. Leave for five minutes.
3. Add the remaining three cups of hot water, then add the coffee, sweetener, and vanilla and mix well making sure the sweetener is fully dissolved.
4. Spoon the mixture into a container and refrigerate overnight or until set.
5. Cut the coffee jelly into cubes and set it aside.
6. Next, pour the cream into a bowl, add sweetener and the coffee, and mix well.
7. Add the coffee jelly cubes into the cream mixture.
8. Store in a container and chill in the fridge for a couple of hours.
9. Transfer to a glass, serve, and enjoy!

i usually embed the video demos for the recipes I post on this blog but unfortunately the owners of the demo video for this Coffee Jelly Recipe are not allowing anyone to do that. So, if you want to watch it then you can find it here.


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