It’s safe to assume that the majority of people like to drink coffee in some form. It’s also safe to assume that if you’re reading this right now, you probably like anime. So where do these things overlap? Well, for today, they bring us to one of the favourite foods of Saiki Kusuo - coffee jelly!
That’s right, we said coffee jelly, and no, we don’t mean some new kind of preservative to spread on your toast in the morning (but are we onto something there...?). Coffee jelly is actually a popular dessert in Japan, so it doesn’t seem out of place to see it featured in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. But for the rest of the world, it’s more uncommon.
If you’re curious to learn more about what coffee jelly is and how to make it, or just want to be a bit more like Saiki K., you’ve come to the right place!
A Dessert and a Stress Relief!
Coffee jelly is made from black coffee, so some people may find it a little bitter. To make it more palatable, Japan serves coffee jelly in parfaits, with whipped cream, and as part of other sweeter desserts. But they also serve it by itself for black coffee lovers to enjoy!
So that brings us to Saiki K. and his love for coffee jelly. If you’ve enjoyed the anime The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. on Netflix, you might recall his love for coffee jelly. With how crazy his life is, we can’t blame him for needing a little pick-me-up. Coffee jelly has the benefit of being both a dessert AND a coffee, so he doesn’t have to choose between two common antidotes for stress and busy schedules. Saiki K. likes his coffee jelly with a bit of whipped cream, so that’s how we are going to be teaching you how to make it today!
Japanese-style Coffee Jelly (gluten-free)( 2 servings )
What you need:
How to Cook It:
1First, mix the brewed coffee and sugar in a saucepan. You can use whatever your favourite kind of coffee is, but it will taste much better if you use real coffee instead of instant. You can also adjust the amount of sugar used next time you try this recipe if 1 tbsp is too much or too little for your taste.
2Next, heat the coffee and sugar until its almost boiling, but turn off the heat before it reaches a full boil.
3Mix the gelatin powder and water in another bowl, then add it to the pot.
4When the mixture cools, pour it into a large bowl or smaller serving containers and put it in the fridge to solidify.
5Serve the coffee jelly in whatever kind of bowl you like, and top with whipped cream dollops for the full Saiki K. experience!
Have you ever had coffee jelly before? Are you going to try to make it now? Have you tried out our recipe? How was it? Would you like to see any other anime recipes like this one? Drop us a comment!