Coffee & Creek Jelly Shots

These dramatic gems of gelatin take the infamous “jello shot” from frat parties and dress it up ready for gourmet dinner parties. You can choose to layer the two flavors, pouring one on top of the other or make it more stunning by suspending cubes of the Whisper Creek gelatin in the coffee gelatin.



½ cup cold water

½ cup sweetened condensed milk

1 cup Whisper Creek®

2 envelopes plain Knox gelatin

1 cup black coffee (chilled)

1 cup coffee liqueur

2 envelopes plain Knox gelatin


To make the Whisper Creek® gelatin, start by pouring water into a small saucepan. Before turning on the heat, sprinkle the gelatin over the water and allow it to soak up the moisture for a minute or two. Once it has absorbed the water, turn heat on low and add the sweetened condensed milk. As the mixture warms, the gelatin will dissolve. Once it is fully dissolved, remove from heat, add Whisper Creek and stir to combine. Pour into a flat-bottomed pan and refrigerate until set (about one hour). For best results, prepare a spot in the refrigerator where you can be sure the pan is level prior to chilling the gelatin.

Prepare the coffee gelatin by adding the coffee (chilled or room temperature, but not hot) into a saucepan. Sprinkle the gelatin over the coffee and allow it to soak up the moisture before turning heat on low. Once the gelatin has fully dissolved, remove from heat and add stir in coffee liqueur.

To avoid melting the Whisper Creek® gelatin, allow your coffee gelatin to sit at room temperature and cool down before pouring over the Whisper Creek layer. If you want to create a dramatic look, slice the Whisper Creek® layer into small cubes and spread them around the pan evenly before pouring the coffee gelatin into the pan. Refrigerate on a level surface until chilled. Slice into squares and serve.

The jello shot has grown up! Try this combo of coffee liqueur and Whisper Creek Tennessee Sipping cream.