Coffee Jelly may sound strange, but flavor plain gelatin with liquid sweetener, espresso and whipping cream and you have a unique dessert. Garnish with more whipped cream if you like and a coffee bean or two.

Coffee Jelly Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Ready In: 4 hrs

Servings: 4

2 tbsp water
2½ tsp Gelatin
1½ cup Water
1½ tsp Liquid Sweetener
1 tbsp Artificial Sweetener
½ cup Brewed Espresso
½ cup Whipping Cream

Place the 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over the surface. Let stand until the gelatin softens.
Heat ½ cup of the 1½ cups water in a small saucepan. Do not let it boil. Add the gelatin and stir until it dissolves. Add the liquid sweetener, artificial sweetener, remaining water and espresso. Stir well.
Measure out ¾ cup of espresso mixture into a small bowl. Add the cream to the remaining mixture. Stir well and pour into 4 small dessert dishes. Place both mixtures into the fridge to chill for at least 4 hours.
Remove the plain jelly from the bowl and cut into ½-inch cubes and pile onto the jelly in the dishes. Garnish with more whipped cream if you like and a coffee bean or two.

Tips & Notes
Coffee may taste good and get you going in the morning, but what will it do for your health?
A growing body of research shows that coffee drinkers, compared to nondrinkers, are less likely to have type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia, and have fewer cases of certain cancers, heart rhythm problems and strokes, according to
But, coffee isn’t proven to prevent those conditions.
Researchers don’t ask people to drink or skip coffee for the sake of science. Instead, they ask them about their coffee habits. Those studies can’t show cause and effect. It’s possible that coffee drinkers have other advantages, such as better diets, more exercise or protective genes.
So there isn’t solid proof. But there are signs of potential health perks, and a few cautions.
If you’re like the average American, who downed 416 8-ounce cups of coffee in 2009 (by the World Resources Institute’s estimates), you might want to know what all that java is doing for you, or to you.
Here is a look at the research on coffee and type 2 diabetes.
Frank Hu, a nutrition and epidemiology professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, calls the data on coffee and type 2 diabetes “pretty solid,” based on more than 15 published studies.
“The vast majority of those studies have shown a benefit of coffee on the prevention of diabetes. And now there is also evidence that decaffeinated coffee may have the same benefit as regular coffee,” Hu tells WebMD.
In 2005, Hu’s team reviewed nine studies on coffee and type 2 diabetes. Of more than 193,000 people, those who said they drank more than six or seven cups daily were 35 percent less likely to have type 2 diabetes than people who drank fewer than two cups daily. There was a smaller perk – a 28 percent lower risk – for people who drank 4 to 6 cups a day. The findings held regardless of sex, weight or geographic location (U.S. or Europe).
More recently, Australian researchers looked at 18 studies of nearly 458,000 people. They found a 7 percent drop in the odds of having type 2 diabetes for every additional cup of coffee drunk daily. There were similar risk reductions for decaf coffee drinkers and tea drinkers. But the researchers cautioned that data from some of the smaller studies they reviewed may be less reliable. So it’s possible that they overestimated the strength of the link between heavy coffee drinking and diabetes.
How might coffee keep diabetes at bay?
Hu says it’s the whole package. He points to antioxidants, nutrients that help prevent tissue damage caused by molecules called oxygen-free radicals.
Coffee also contains minerals such as magnesium and chromium, which help the body use the hormone insulin, which controls blood sugar (glucose). In type 2 diabetes, the body loses its ability to use insulin and regulate blood sugar effectively.
Keep in mind that more does not necessarily mean better. As with any food, use it in moderation for optimal health.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories: 105
Total Fat: 11g
Cholesterol: 40mg
Sodium: 20mg
Total Carbohydrates: 1g
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Protein: 1g


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