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Double Coffee Latte Dessert

I have this thing for jelled desserts but I for most people that means the ‘Jiggling J’ brand ๐Ÿ˜‰ I stay far, far away from that stuff – it is tooth aching sweet and more importantly, the artificial colors are a migraine suffers nightmare.

When I was growing up my mom often made her own desserts with Knox Gelatin. Does anyone remember those old Jelloยฎ cookbooks from way, way back when they made plain gelatin as well? My mom wore out a copy that was ancient when I was kid.

I am glad that Kraft, who owns both brands, has not shut down Knox. An old school product indeed.(Read the section on the site about the history of the brand – pretty cool!)

For tonight I have been craving sweets all day so I prepped up dessert – it comes together fast, and off to the chill chest for a couple hours ๐Ÿ™‚ As for the instant cappuccino powder, you can use any brand you like – I just happened to have some French Vanilla flavor left behind in my backpacking/hiker food pantry that screamed “Use me up!“. Hehheh!

Double Coffee Latte Dessert


2 Tbsp cold water

1 envelope unflavored gelatin (Knox)

1/4 cup boiling water

3 Tbsp instant cappuccino powder

1 tsp instant espresso powder

2 Tbsp sugar

1 12-ounce can low fat or fat free evaporated milk


In a medium mixing bowl sprinkle the cold water over the gelatin. Let sit for 5 minutes. Add the boiling water and with a whisk stir till gelatin has dissolved. Whisk in the cappuccino powder, espresso powder and sugar till dissolved. Whisk in the milk and beat to combine.

Divide into 4 custard dishes and stash in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.

Makes 4 desserts.


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