Chai Tea Jello

I’ve had some rather expensive issues with my oven lately, so I’ve not been doing a whole lot of baking. So when I saw this Vietnamese Coffee Jello on Live Journal the other day, it looked like nice, easy, much-needed dessert.

The only problem was that I’m not a really big coffee fan. But I do love chai tea, and I happened to have a box of chai teabags in the pantry, so I used those.

It came out really great! Rich and creamy, with just the right amount of tea and spice. You don’t usually think of jello as "spicy", but this is really good.

My next version of it is going to be an "iced tea" version – skip the sweetened condensed milk, replace all the liquid with strong iced tea, and replace the unflavored gelatin with a box of lemon jelllo. Stay tuned!

( see the recipe )


  1. So you never thought of jello as something spicy. I never thought of jello as something savory. Which I had at your place. Interesting recipe, you have more guts than I do, I doubt I would have tried this.

  2. 4 packets Swiss Cheese?

  3. admin
    1:58 pm on May 17th, 2010

    Wow, I have no clue how I messed that up. It should have been unflavored gelatin. Fixed! 🙂

  4. Micah
    9:11 am on May 22nd, 2010

    I tried the recipe with the swiss cheese and it was terrible! I want a refund! 😀 Kidding. About to go try and we’ll see what happens. Didn’t think about the setting time or I’d serve it for today. Oh well!

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  6. Kelly
    8:46 pm on January 18th, 2011

    I’ve used Earl Grey to flavor panna cotta before – chai would also be delicious. Can’t wait to try it.

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