If you are a bubble tea lover, never skip coffee jelly milk tea. Coffee jelly milk tea is a delicious and refreshing spin on classic milk tea, popular in many Asian countries. It features coffee-flavored jelly cubes and strong black tea blended with creamy milk. This drink provides an energizing caffeine boost with plenty of sweetness. Let’s learn how to make a classic coffee jelly milk tea at home with homemade coffee jelly.

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What’s coffee jelly milk tea

Coffee jelly milk tea is an innovative and delicious fusion of East Asian flavors, combining the popular and refreshing bubble milk tea with the delectable and intriguing texture of coffee jelly. Originating from Japan, coffee jelly is a gelatinous dessert made from black coffee and sugar, often mixed with milk or cream. When paired with bubble milk tea, this creation offers a multi-layered experience of tantalizing tastes and textures that have won the hearts of many across the globe.

In this milk tea recipe, we will use coffee jelly to replace tapioca pearls.

Ingredients in Coffee Jelly Milk Tea

Coffee jelly milk tea is rich, complex and customizable according to taste preferences. You will need the essential ingredients to make it at home.

Black Tea

Strongly brewed black tea provides the foundation. Assam, Ceylon or English breakfast style work well.


Milk adds creamy body and balances the tea’s bitterness. Sweetened condensed milk gives extra richness and works as a syrup

Coffee Jelly

The jelly cubes imbue coffee flavor and fun, bouncy texture. Jelly is made from coffee, sugar and gelatin. We have a detailed introduction about coffee jelly here.


I use condensed milk also adds sweetness as well as the creaminess. Honey, sugar and other types of commonly used sweetener can be used in this recipe too.


Chilled tea poured over ice makes for a refreshing drink. But it is optionally.

You can also match it with other boba toppings like crystal boba or lychee jelly.

Making Coffee Jelly

Soak gelatin sheets with cold water until softened and bloomed.

Combine hot boiling water with sugar and instant coffee. Stir well to dissolve the coffee. Add the bloomed gelatin to the coffee mixture and stir until fully dissolved.

Pour the coffee jelly mixture into a wide container and let it cool. Refrigerate it for at least 4 hours or until it is completely set. Once set, cut the coffee jelly into small cubes.

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Assemble the milk tea

The milk tea base in coffee milk tea usually includes black tea and milk. Select a black tea of your choice, such as Assam or Earl Grey, and brew it as per the instructions on the package.

Additionally, you can use any milk or milk substitute, like whole milk, skim milk, almond milk, or soy milk. Combine the brewed tea and milk in a ratio of approximately 2:1, or adjust according to your taste preference.

To sweeten the milk tea, use a sweetener like sugar, honey, or a sugar substitute.

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Coffee Jelly Milk Tea – Coffee Jelly Boba

How to coffee jelly milk tea at home with homemade coffee jelly
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
resting time: 4 hours
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 146kcal


coffee jelly

  • 1.5 tbsp. instant coffee powder
  • 400 ml. hot boiling water
  • 50 g granulated sugar
  • 10 g gelatin sheet , or 8g gelatin powder

Assemble milk tea per serving

  • cubed coffee jelly , as desired
  • 2 bags black tea
  • 1 cup hot boiling water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp. sweetened condensed milk


  • Soften gelatin sheet:pour water into a bowl and soak the gelatin sheet in until softened
  • Dissolve the coffee powder: pour in boiling water, granulated sugar and instant coffee powder into another container and mix them until thoroughly dissolved
  • Add in gelatin: put the softened gelatin sheet into the coffee and stir until the gelatin completely dissolved. if you use gelatin powder, add the powder into the liquid and stir.
  • Refrigerate the mixture: remove the coffee-gelatin mixture into a wide container and then refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours to let it fully set. Then cut the coffee jelly into small cubes.

Assemble coffee jelly milk tea

  • Steep the black tea bag in hot boiling water for around 3-5 minutes and then remove the bags. Let the tea base cool down.
  • Add coffee jelly cubes in serving cups, pour in black tea base, milk and stir in sweetened condensed milk. Stir well before serving.



Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 151mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Caffeine Content

Coffee jelly milk tea contains both coffee and tea, making it a caffeinated beverage. The caffeine content varies depending on the type of coffee and tea used, as well as the serving size. Consuming excessive caffeine can lead to health issues, such as insomnia, increased heart rate, and anxiety. It is important for individuals, especially those sensitive to caffeine, to be aware of the caffeine content and consume the beverage in moderation.


How is coffee jelly boba made?

Coffee jelly boba is made by combining brewed coffee, sugar, and gelatin. First, the coffee is brewed and then mixed with sugar. Once the sugar is dissolved, gelatin is added and stirred until it dissolves as well. The mixture is then poured into a tray or a mold and allowed to cool and set in the refrigerator. Once set, the coffee jelly is cut into small cubes or shapes and added to milk tea as a topping.

Any other toppings for coffee jelly milk tea?

If you want to make your coffee jelly milk more interesting, try to add some other toppings like grass jelly, red bean boba, whipped cream, crystal boba or other jellies.

What is the calorie count for coffee jelly milk tea?

The calorie count for coffee jelly milk tea varies depending on the ingredients and serving size. On average, a 16-ounce serving of coffee jelly milk tea with regular whole milk and sugar contains around 300-400 calories. By using sugar substitutes or skipping sugar, and using non-dairy milk options such as almond or soy milk, it’s possible to lower the calorie count.

What does coffee jelly in milk tea taste like?

Coffee jelly in milk tea adds a unique flavor combination of mild bitterness from the coffee and creaminess from the milk tea. The coffee jelly itself has a soft, chewy texture and a coffee-infused taste, while the milk tea provides a sweet, smooth, and milky complement.


Coffee jelly milk tea is a delightful beverage that combines the rich flavors of coffee and milk tea, along with jello texture of coffee jelly. If you are tired or regular tapioca boba milk tea, this is a lovely trying.

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