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Cool Coffee Gels

 Cool Coffee Gels
If you love coffee, you'll love this recipe. It's a simple dessert to prepare and makes a great impression. —Lillian Julow, Gainesville, Florida
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling


  • 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


  • 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. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 182 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 17 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 2 g protein.