Saturday, July 6, 2013

Espresso Pudding Coffee Jelly Surprise


it's fat free
with a caffeine kick in the pants.

fabulous PROTEIN-PICK-ME-UP...

much more fun than an energy drink or a calorie/carb filled protein bar.
a pretty little guilt free dessert or a satisfying late night sweet snack attack.



3/4 cup cold coffee
1 cup hot  coffee
2 packet plain gelatin
sweeten or flavor coffee to your liking
NOTE...these measurements (1 3/4 cups liquid) make a wiggly jello texture, but DOES cut into cubes.  if you want it just a bit more firm, cut the liquid to 1 1/2 cups total.


2 cups plain greek yogurt, i use Fage
1 small box sugar/fat free Jello Pudding mix(4 serving size)
1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
2 big shots of espresso(4 oz), cooled
1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste1/4-1/2 tsp cinnamon, optional
approx. 1/2 tsp espresso powder.
the espresso powder is optional, but i wanted a stronger espresso flavor.
1/2 cup vanilla protein shake...or milk of choice
put the shake in last as needed to thin to your desired consistency... sometimes i use about 1/4 cup shake.
put the dry ingredients in a small bowl and combine, set aside.  put the yogurt and espresso in a stand mixer and combine on slow then medium.  i used the whisk attachment.  slowly add the dry ingredients.  as noted, add a little protein shake or milk of choice if it seems too thick...don't forget IT WILL THICKEN MORE in the fridge.  TASTE TEST...does it need more espresso flavor...more sweetener? a splash of vanilla?  a sprinkle of cinnamon?

layer the jello cubes and yogurt mixture into cups of choice.  chill in fridge for a few hours.  serve with whipped topping and a few chocolate covered espresso beans.

if you have an Asian market near you, you can save the trouble and buy the "Coffee Jelly" (shown above).  i was unaware that this box was about 9 bad...but it was good and i wanted to see what texture and density was in the authentic Japanese style "jelly".  this is what i used in the photos, but i tested out the recipe i have given here on the second batch.

approx. NUTRITION...6 servings
(without whipped cream) should be ZERO calories
75 calories
11 grams protein
7.4 gram carbs
3.1 gram sugar


Ice Pandora said...

Amazing! I got this one bookmarked c: Xx

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Oh my - this looks soooooooo good. I'm pinning it! May I ask where you got the cute little covered disposable cups?

Asha Shivakumar said...

Such a nice idea. Love love coffee in any form. I am pinning this.

Jules and Ruby said...

hi Ice Pandora...i hope you try it sometime. i make the protein coffee pudding by it's self all the time.

helloooo patricia. thanks. i buy these little to-go cups and lids at Smart and Final. do you have that where you are? it's one of those "bulk food" places that was around before costco and they sell catering and restaurant stuff. very handy for "on-the-go" or giving to friends....see ya around

hi jelly is a fab no calorie pick me up...i keep some in the fridge at all times. thanks for stopping by

Hye said...

This is great!

Jules and Ruby said...

"HI" to you Hye...thanks

Aleta said...

Since this makes about 6 servings does this last at least a week in the fridge? Just wondering how long it will last - recipe sounds amazing! I will be giving this a try soon.

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