Chaga Chicory Jelly

Chaga Chicory Jelly Recipe

Coffee jelly is a popular Japanese dessert also know as "kohi zeri" (コーヒーゼリー). It’s often enjoyed as a stand alone treat or served with dairy such as milk, heavy cream, condensed milk, or whipped cream. But not everyone can (or wants to!) consume the caffeine in coffee jelly. This easy-to-make alternative delivers a delicious coffee-like flavor using our Organic Chaga Chicory herbal tea, creating a tasty jelly treat that is not too sweet. Enjoy as a light dessert following your favorite Japanese dinner, or offer as a fun coffee replacement.


  • 1 Tbsp unflavored gelatin powder
  • 2 cups water + 1/4 cup water
  • 4 tsp Organic Chaga Chicory
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • Whipped cream, optional


  1. In a small bowl, combine the gelatin powder and 1/ 4 cup water. Stir to combine.
  2. Heat 2 cups of water to boiling (212 degrees Fahrenheit). Remove from heat. Steep 4 tsp of Organic Chaga Chicory in hot water for 7 minutes.
  3. Strain out the steeped Organic Chaga Chicory from the liquid brew.
  4. Pour the liquid brew into a medium saucepan. Add sugar and bring to a near boil over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar is dissolved.
  5. Turn off the heat and add the gelatin and water mixture. Whisk to combine.
  6. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
  7. Pour into a shallow baking dish (8- or 9-inch square) and refrigerate until set (about 5 hours).
  8. Once the jelly has set, cut into cubes.
  9. Serve with whipped cream.

Recipe by Arbor Teas Staff adapted from The Spruce Eats.

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