When it comes to interesting ways to enjoy coffee, it seems that we have a lot of available creativity. All it really takes is a look at your local coffee shop and before you know it, the choices are almost endless. Now, it is possible to enjoy coffee in yet another way and that is by combining it with Jello.
I don’t know about you, but this coffee float jello is about the best way to enjoy your morning caffeine fix that I’ve seen come along in a very long time. It combines the fun of jello and the need (desire) for coffee and puts it together in one awesome snack. Serve this one at your next get-together and watch the smiles begin.
For the coffee jello:
3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1 cup cold coffee
3 cups hot coffee
½ cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
Pinch of salt
For the ice cream jello:
3 envelopes gelatin
1/2 cup cold water
1 cup boiling water
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups vanilla ice cream
For the coffee jello, in medium bowl, stir gelatin into cold coffee and let stand for 10 minutes, until it’s absorbed and softened.
Add remaining ingredients and stir until completely dissolved.
Pour into a 9×13 baking dish and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, until firm.
Cut into cubes and transfer to an 8×8 baking dish. Store in the fridge while making the ice cream layer.
For the ice cream layer, sprinkle 3 packets of gelatin over cold water and let it sit until it’s absorbed and softened. Pour boiling water over and stir until dissolved. Add in sugar and stir then set aside.
Place the 2 cups of ice cream in a small pot. Melt in the microwave until it’s liquid.
Stir the melted ice cream into the gelatin mixture then let it sit to come to room temperature.
Pour the ice cream over the coffee cubes and refrigerate overnight. Cut into cubes and serve them up for a new way to get your caffeine fix!