Black Tea Jelly

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So, I have a slight obsession with Curry-Ya, and on a recent visit, I got the coffee jelly and couldn’t believe how good it was. I wanted to create my own version using black tea and here is the final result after many failed attempts. My version is mini—of course—and one cup makes four mini cups. A perfect snack or a light dessert.


Makes 1 cup 

1 cup + 2 tablespoons of water
2 teaspoons of black tea (I used Thé du Hammam, a black tea from Le Palais des Thés.)
1 1/2 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoon condensed milk
1 1/2 tablespoon half & half

1. Sprinkle gelatin over 2 tablespoons of water. Heat 1 cup of water and steep tea for 5 minutes.
2. Strain tea. Add in the gelatin and sugar. Stir until gelatin and sugar completely dissolves.
3. Pour tea mixture into four mini cups. Chill in the refrigerator until set, about 30 minutes to an hour.
4. Combine half & half and condensed milk. Pour a layer of milk on top of each jelly. Enjoy!

//Props used: Bitty Bite mini cups and demi spoons from Crate and Barrel.//

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  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    6 years ago

    Hi Georgia, this would certainly be a grown-up version of jelly with ice cream. And yes, agree with you on the condensed milk love. I'm 90% certain I love this dessert due to the condensed milk.

  • As a child my mother would make, as a treat, jello with ice cream. I think this would taste like that. Also, I *heart* condensed milk!

  • 6 years ago

    I have to admit I've never eaten jelly with ice cream, but I'm definitely going to try your black tea jelly. It look awesome! 😀

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    6 years ago

    Hi Mihai, topping the jelly with ice cream instead of the condensed milk mixture sounds delightful! Happy to hear you're going to try making the jelly!

  • 6 years ago

    Very elegant looking dessert!

  • Jee (Oh, How Civilized)
    6 years ago

    Thanks, Medeja!

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