I consider Pinterest to be a great social media channel for beautiful pictures. One such image is what got me to today’s blend of tea. An interesting combination of tea and coffee. Coffee Jelly Milk Tea.
The tea looks like a bubble tea with grass jelly instead of the boba. Quite some time back I had tried a grass jelly tea with a mix of flavors. But that was a definite no for me. The texture of the grass jelly is what I wasn’t loving.
Keeping that aside a pairing of coffee and tea was something I had to try out.
The coffee comes into play in the form of coffee jelly cubes formed using a mixture of gelatin, sugar, and black coffee.
The original recipe is a Paleo version that is low on sugar and uses some other substitutes as well (refer side note at the end of the page). I like my milk tea strong, sweet and rich. The coffee jelly cubes were a great addition. The texture of the jelly is not hard but a melt in the mouth jelly, which you can chew on with every sip of tea. And it is a great looking drink as well.
A refreshing drink for this long hot summer.
Coffee Jelly Milk Tea.
For the coffee cubes
13/4 cup water
2 tsp. sugar
11/2 tbsp. gelatin (add 1/4 tbsp more for firmer jelly)
11/2 tsp. coffee powder (add more if you like your coffee strong)
For the milk tea
11/2 cup water
1/2-cup full fat milk
2 tbsp. loose black tea or 2 tea bags
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. condensed milk (optional)
Add the gelatin to 3/4 cup of hot water. Stir well till the gelatin has dissolved.
Add the coffee powder and sugar to the gelatin mixture and combine.
Add one cup of room temperature water to the gelatin, coffee mix.
Combine well and pour the mix into any glass bowl.
Let it set in the fridge for 4-6 hours.
In a medium sized saucepan add 1 and 1/2 cup of water and the tea.
Let the tea simmer for about 4-5 minutes.
Turn off the heat. Add 1/2 cup of milk to the tea.
Stir well. Strain out the loose tea or remove the tea bags. Let the milk tea come to room temperature.
Place the milk tea in the fridge to cool down.
Finally, cut the set coffee jelly into cubes.
Drop the coffee cubes into a tall glass and pour the cold milk tea over the cubes.
You can add an optional tsp. of condensed milk for some added richness.
Side note: I do not own this recipe. It is simply a modified version of the original recipe which can be found here.