As a child, my step-dad used to bring me home boba tea or we would make sweet jelly with milk. But since I can’t do that on my lifestyle, I decided to alter this recipe to fit my new keto ways! For all those tea lovers out there, I’ll be adding a boba tea recipe using this coffee jelly. I’m working toward creating a keto friendly pearl or boba as well. Enjoy!
- 1 box (1 ounce) unflavored gelatin (or if using the small packets use 4 envelopes)
- 3 cups boiling water; 3/4 cup cold water
- 2 tablespoons instant coffee
- 1/2 cup granulated sweetener
- 1 can (14 ounces) condensed ‘milk’
- 1 can (12.8 ounces) heavy cream (or table cream if you prefer)
- For boba tea (bubble tea) Simply brew a black tea and add into the mix!
- In a sauce-pot, bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Add instant coffee and sweetener. Stir until dissolved.
- In a large bowl, pour the gelatin into the remaining 1 cup of cold water. Let stand for about 1 minute or until gelatin powder begins to bloom.
- Slowly add the 3 cups of boiling coffee and stir constantly for 2 to 3 minutes or until gelatin is completely dissolved and no granules are visible.
- Transfer mixture to a baking dish and allow to completely cool. Refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours or until completely set. (firm to the touch) If you prefer a firmer gelatin, use less water.
- In a bowl, combine condensed milk and heavy cream. Stir until blended. I like to warm mine slightly during the cold seasons.
- Cut set gelatin into 1-inch cubes and divide into serving cups (or a nice, tall glass). Top with the cream mixture and garnish with whipped cream, if you would like! Serve cold.
Keto sweetened, condensed milk (dairy-free) recipe
- 1 Can Full-Fat Coconut Milk 13.5 oz
- 1/3 Cup Swerve or the equivalent of your favorite powdered sweetener
- In a large skillet/frying pan, combine coconut milk and granulated sweetener.
- Bring to a boil, and turn down heat to a simmer.
- Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20-25 minutes, or until the liquid has reduced by about half.
My ‘milk’ only took about 20-25 minutes to condense, but yours may or may not take slightly longer. From my experience over the years, the larger the surface area of the pan, the faster the milk will condense. It should be slightly thick and gooey when it is finished. It will continue to thicken as it cools.
You can also add this blend to any tea to create a yummy boba tea!