This isn't your grandma's Jello recipe. Starting with a refreshing, light and sophisticated coffee-flavored gelatin, this Coffee Gelée is a must-try recipe for coffee lovers. Although optional, a touch of coffee liqueur enhances this guiltless dessert very well.
2 cups fresh brewed coffee (regular or decaffeinated)
Combine water and gelatin and let sit for 2-3 minutes. Add to warm coffee and mix well.
Allow to cool to room temperature before proceeding.
Place serving glasses in refrigerator before filling.
Add vanilla and liqueur to cooled coffee mixture.
For sharp, clean sides, fill the serving glasses while they are in the refrigerator so that you don't have to move them. This will keep gelee from creating a cloudy film on edges of serving glasses. Fill glasses equally full.
Dessert will be ready after about 3 hours, but is equally great for several days after.
To finish, whip cream, sugar, and vanilla in a cold bowl to soft peaks. Spoon onto coffee gelee.
Sprinkle with chopped chocolate and pour a little coffee creamer on surface of gelée.