Coffee Jelly: The Perfect After-Dinner Dessert

Coffee Jelly Dessert with Sweetened Condensed Milk and Whipped Cream

Coffee Jelly Dessert with Sweetened Condensed Milk and Whipped Cream

Coffee jelly makes the perfect after-dinner dessert as it combines your dessert and coffee in one. Coffee jelly consists of coffee gelatin mixed with sweetened condensed milk and whipped cream. This combination of ingredients and textures—strong coffee gelatin, light and airy whipped cream, and luscious sweetened condensed milk—marry together to create a delicious dessert.

I first encountered coffee jelly through meal sharing—a website that allows you to meet up with others to share a home cooked meal. Krishna invited me into her home and prepared a lovely Japanese brunch reminiscent of her time traveling in Japan. She served traditional miso soup with tofu and wakame seaweed, cold buckwheat noodles with a soy dipping sauce, and savory rice porridge with salmon and pickled plum. To my delight, she ended the meal with coffee jelly. read more

Tres Leches Cake

Tres Leche Cake, three milks cake, pastel de tres leches, cake, dessert, milk, whipped cream, fresh fruit,

Corey and I moved to Chicago from our native Florida last August. The adventurer in me loves the city—the restaurants and markets, the theatre, the art and culture—one could spend a lifetime here and never run out of places to explore! But there are times when I long for home and know part of my heart still resides in another state.

This has been especially true of late, as some family and friends have been going through rough times. Phone calls help bridge the distance, but nothing truly compares to being there in person. I’m going to Florida in less than a week, and I’m looking forward to it! I wish Corey could come along, but law school is demanding. In the meantime, I wanted to provide a tres leches cake recipe that I have fond memories of. May it bring joy to your day! read more