Ahh, the Milo Jelly, yes, you read it right! For all you morning people, there’s always a substitute for coffee, in case you’re having the bad acids because of it or maybe you just don’t want the taste of a coffee and its effects. And a common substitute for that is a hot chocolate drink, or the Milo.
And it does not only end there, desserts which involve coffee–such as the coffee jelly, can also be replaced by Milo Jelly! So what are you waiting for, read on below to see how to make this delicious dessert and see some tips and tricks along the way.
What is Milo Jelly?
The Milo Jelly is basically cubes of jelly made out of the famous powdered chocolate drink and is partnered with a thick sweetened cream commonly made as a dessert. This is a variation of the more famous dessert–the coffee jelly. They are pretty much the same thing, the only difference is the ingredients used.
Milo is a famous brand of chocolate and malt powder that is then made into a beverage. It is promoted as an energy drink and as a great way to start your day full of activities, especially targeted to kids who are active in sports. The Milo powder, alternatively, can be used in other various recipes and is a perfect ingredient for desserts because of its chocolatey sweetness.
How to Make Milo Jelly?
Preparing the Milo jelly is super easy! You will be done making these delicious desserts without even breaking a sweat. You only need to think about two simple processes: First is the preparation of the Milo jelly cubes, and then the next one is making the drink itself with the jellies.
Before making the jelly cubes, you need to keep in mind that it will take at least a couple of hours for it to be fully done because you are going to have to let the mixture chill and solidify into a jelly first before you can slice it into cubes so make sure that you have enough time to prepare.
Jelly Powder or Gelatin Powder
When making jelly, there are actually two types of ingredients you can use, one is what we have here in the recipe–the gelatin powder, and another is the jelly powder, or what is also called gulaman or agar agar.
Agar agar is commonly used as a substitute for gelatin especially if you’re a vegan or a vegetarian, because this jelly powder is made out of seaweeds, so it is plant-based. Gelatin, on the other hand, is made out of animal collagens and bones.
Although these ingredients can be interchangeable when it comes to making this recipe, there are subtle differences in the end-result of the jelly. The jelly made out of gelatin will result in a more creamy texture while the jelly made out of agar agar will result in a more firm texture.
The good thing about using agar agar is that it can be set even at room temperature, and it can be ready faster than the gelatin. So it is advisable to use this as a substitute if you don’t have enough time to prepare the Milo jelly. Just remember to dissolve the agar agar first in water before bringing it to a boil so it can properly set.
For a quick reference about this recipe, see the recipe table below:
Milo Jelly Recipe
- Cooking Pot
- 1 cup all-purpose cream
- 1 can evaporated milk, or condensed milk
- 4 tbsp Milo powder
- 2 tbsp unflavored gelatin
- 6 tbsp Milo powder
- 4 tbsp cocoa powder
- 4 tbsp brown sugar
- 3 cups water
- In a mixing bowl, add-in the milo powder, cocoa powder, brown sugar, unflavored gelatin, and then pour-in water. Mix until well-incorporated.
- In a cooking pot, pour-in the Milo mixture. Bring to a boil.
- Transfer the mixture into a rectangular mold. Chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight.
- Slice the jelly into 1-inch cubes then transfer to a bowl. Set aside.
- In another bowl, add-in the Milo powder, then pour-in the evaporated milk, and all-purpose cream. Mix until well-incorporated.
- Transfer to serving containers or glasses and top with the jelly cubes as desired. Serve chilled and enjoy!
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