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How to make a Caramel Macchiato Coffee Jello. Only 3-ingredients!

Want a tasty and cooling summer dessert? Try this easy Caramel Macchiato Coffee Jell-O dessert, using International Delight® Caramel Macchiato Iced Coffee. It’s the perfect treat for the hot summer weather!

Caramel Macchiato Jello Recipe

Summer is less than a month away, which means the 90+ degree Southern California weather is almost upon us – ugh! I technically should be immune to the hot weather since I grew up in Hawaii, but I’m not a fan. In fact, the only thing that made the muggy Hawaii weather bearable were visits to the shaved ice truck, Guri Guri ice cream, and coffee Jell-O!

Yup, you read that right – Coffee. Jell-O.

I’m not sure who invented coffee Jell-O, but I remember first seeing it served at sushi restaurants in Hawaii. It was a simple gelatin dessert of sweetened coffee that was served with a dollop of whipped cream or condensed milk. It’s an odd dessert, but it quickly became one of my favorite desserts because it kept me cool and satisfied my ‘end of the meal’ coffee fix without the hot coffee. That’s a winning summer treat in my book because nobody wants to feel hot and sweaty after a nice meal, right?

International Delight Iced Coffee

So, when I picked up a few cartons of International Delight® Iced Coffee in the dairy section of Walmart, I decided to recreate the coffee Jell-O I used to eat in Hawaii. And because I especially love the convenient ready-to-drink coffeehouse taste of the International Delight® Caramel Macchiato Iced Coffee, I chose to create a Caramel Macchiato Coffee Jell-O dessert.

Cup International Delight Mocha Iced Coffee

Of course, I didn’t use all of my International Delight® Iced Coffee stash in my recipe. I also made sure I drank my fair share of International Delight® Mocha Iced Coffee – the perfect mix of chocolate and coffee. I just had to twist off the carton cap, pour over ice, and sip my cold drink to help me beat the summer heat. But want to know the best part? I can pick up three cartons of International Delight® Iced Coffee (8 servings per carton) for about the same price of two coffee drinks from my local coffeehouse! That’s a total of 24 ice cold coffee servings right in my own fridge and I only had to leave my house once! So what are you waiting for? Skip the coffee shop, save money, and head over to Walmart to stock your fridge with International Delight® Iced Coffee!

Caramel Macchiato Coffee Jell-O

Caramel macchiato coffee jello

Coffee Jell-O is one of the easiest desserts to make and only takes a few minutes to prep, but it does require a few hours to set. Therefore, if you’re planning to serve this at a summer party, it’s best to prepare this a day ahead. You’ll find the hardest part of this recipe is choosing which flavor of International Delight® Iced Coffee to use.

caramel macchiato coffee jello gelatin mix

The first thing I do is to add two (2) packets of unflavored gelatin into a small bowl with 1 cup of cold International Delight® Caramel Macchiato Iced Coffee. Mix these two ingredients together and let the gelatin ‘bloom’ for 1-2 minutes until the mixture thickens.

Tip: If the gelatin starts to harden or a film sets, this means it sat out too long. But don’t worry because this will dissolve when added to the warm coffee mixture in the next step.

Heat coffee jello mix

While the gelatin is doing its thing, add 2 cups of International Delight® Caramel Macchiato Iced Coffee and sugar into a small pot over medium heat. When the sugar is dissolved and the coffee is warm (do not boil), turn off the heat. Add in the gelatin mixture and stir until the gelatin granules are dissolved.

caramel macchiato coffee jello cups

Pour the mixture into one large serving container or spoon into 6, 6-ounce serving cups. Be careful not to create too many air bubbles on the surface because those will show in the finished product. Place the container or cups into the fridge for several hours to set. Then when it’s time to serve, top it with whipped cream!

coffee jello

Optional – If you want to get fancy, you can use regular leftover coffee to make coffee Jell-O squares. Just substitute regular coffee in the recipe and set the mixture in a flat square container. Then, cut the Jell-O into squares to top the Caramel Macchiato Coffee Jell-O or add them into any International Delight® Iced Coffee drink for an added twist.

coffee jello drink

What’s your favorite way to enjoy International Delight® Iced Coffee? 

Caramel macchiato coffee jello

Caramel Macchiato Coffee Jell-O

How to make coffee Jell-O with International Delight Premade Coffees.

Ingredients

  • 2 packets unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup cold + 2 cups International Delight® Caramel Macchiato Iced Coffee
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Optional - Plain Coffee Jell-O

  • 3/4 cup sugar

Instructions

  1. Add two (2) packets of unflavored gelatin into a small bowl with 1 cup of cold International Delight® Caramel Macchiato Iced Coffee. Mix these two ingredients together and let the gelatin 'bloom' for 1-2 minutes until the mixture thickens. Tip: If the gelatin starts to harden or a film sets, this means it sat out too long. But don't worry because this will dissolve when added to the warm coffee mixture in the next step.
  2. In a small pot over medium heat, add 2 cups of International Delight® Caramel Macchiato Iced Coffee and sugar. When the sugar is dissolved and the coffee is warm (do not boil), turn off the heat. Add in the gelatin mixture and stir until the gelatin granules are dissolved.
  3. Pour the mixture into one large serving container or spoon into 6, 6-ounce serving cups. Be careful not to create too many air bubbles on the surface because those will show in the finished product. Place the container or cups into the fridge for several hours to set. Serve topped with whipped cream.
  4. Optional - follow the steps 1-3, replacing the International Delight Coffee with a plain strong brewed coffee. Increase the sugar to 3/4 cup. Pour into a 13" x 9" pan and chill in the fridge. When the Jell-O is set, cut into squares to top the Caramel Macchiato Coffee Jell-O or substitute them for boba in a coffee drink.

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29 Comments

  1. These look yummy I could just try one 🙂 THhanks for sharing at Creative Mondays last week.

  2. I think you may have changed my mind when it comes to jello. I may just have to give jello another try! I love caramel macchiato. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing with us. #mmbh

  3. Erlene, this looks delicious! As much as I love coffee, I’ve never heard of coffee jello. Now, I sure want to try it! Thanks for partying at Snickerdoodle. We’re featuring your Caramel Macchiato Coffee Jello at tomorrow’s party. Hope to see you there!
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  4. This looks so yummy. I’m not a big coffee drinker so this might change my mind. I’m all about anything with ice right now as it is so warm where I live so I might suggest to try this with the family.

  5. Such a pretty looking dessert and easy to make to. I am going to bookmark it for next Sunday. I have friends coming over for brunch and they will love this one!

  6. I saw this on your instagram and thought it would be nice to make for my friends. I don’t drink coffee anymore but most of my pals are addicts!

  7. I am sitting here at my desk, sweating like a pig, your blog post came at the right time! I will print this and try it out asap, can’t wait to taste it, it looks delicious!!

  8. Wow such a great idea. I love jello and I love coffee but I have never thought of combining the two together. Will definitely give it a try. Thanks!

  9. This sounds delicious but it is just not warm enough here yet to drink that much cold stuff. 🙁 Yesterday we had the highest temperature thus far and it was only in the low 50’s. Until it warms up here I will defintely send this off to my family in Mississippi!

  10. I tried coffee jelly before but it was served just as it is – jello in a cup topped with whipped cream. I like your version better. I’m getting some cartons of International Delight Iced Coffee and make this for my family this weekend.

  11. This is such a tasty coffee idea. They look so pretty with the jello coffee cubes in them. I need to try a couple of the International Delight flavors and see what we like.

  12. I’ve never thought to turn coffee into jello! What a clever idea. This would be so fun to serve at a party. Very aesthetically pleasing and so original.

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