Irish Coffee Gelee

Irish Coffee Gelee

By: Brenda - Negaunee, MI - 2016 Recipe Contest

"This recipe was prepared with Irish coffee in mind starting with the creamy caramel tones of Dublins Delight. With this in mind I wanted to find a preparation that could be offered as a demitasse to eat with a spoon and this recipe is what I came up with. I tried a couple of other preparations with this being larger portions and with chocolate covered espresso beans on top but in the end small, flavorful and smooth is what my tasters and I preferred. This recipe will make 8 demitasse portions."

This is a Door County Coffee Fan recipe. It was not made in the kitchens of the Door County Coffee Cafe.



Featured ingredient: Highlander Grogg Coffee 10 oz. Bag Ground and Death's Door Coffee 10 oz. Bag Ground

  • 3 teaspoons unflavored gelatin powder
  • 2 cups prepared Door County Highlander Grogg Coffee
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 ounces Irish whiskey
  • 1 heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup prepared Door County Death's Door Coffee
  • 1 cup granulated sugar


For gelee:

    1. Prepare Highlander Grogg brewed coffee.
    2. In a medium bowl soften the gelatin in 1/2 cup room temperature coffee, stir to dissolve the gelatin, add 1 & 1/2 cups hot Highlander Grogg and 4 tablespoons granulated sugar, stir to dissolve, add whiskey and stir, pour into 5 ounce verrine cups approximately 1/3 full.
    3. Refrigerate for 24 hours, will be a soft gel and move slightly in the cups.

For coffee syrup:

    1. Prepare 16 ounces of Death's Door brewed coffee, in a sauce pan.
    2. Combine 1 cup prepared coffee and 1 cup granulated sugar, heat to simmering until sugar is dissolved, remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

For whipped cream:

    1. In a large bowl combine heavy cream, 3 tablespoons of sugar, vanilla and whisk until soft peaks form.
    2. Place in a pastry bag fitted with a #3 tip and place in refrigerator until ready to use.
    3. To assemble, when ready to serve remove verrine cups from refrigerator, top each with 1 tablespoon of whipped cream, followed by approximately 1/2 teaspoon of prepared syrup and serve immediately.