Coffee Jelly Ice Cream Sundae (Vegan + GF)

Coffee Jelly Ice Cream Sundae (Vegan + GF)

This Coffee Jelly Ice Cream Sundae is such a delicious summery dessert that secretly contains a lot of health benefits!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword japanese coffee jelly, vegan agar jelly, vegan ice cream sundaes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 126kcal
Author Rhian Williams


  • 1 teaspoon agar (check the instructions on the packet as the amount needed tends to vary between brands)
  • 250 ml (1 cup) water
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee, to taste (or sub chicory powder)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup to taste (or sub any other sweetener)

To serve:

  • Vanilla ice cream* (ensure vegan/dairy-free if necessary)
  • Date syrup to taste
  • Fresh fruit, raspberries, strawberries or peaches would work particularly well


  • Add the agar to a saucepan with the water, coffee and maple syrup and bring to the boil (read the instructions on the agar packet carefully first as it can vary between brands)
  • Leave to simmer for a few minutes before turning off the heat
  • Pour into shallow rectangular-shaped container and refrigerate for a few hours until set (you could also alternatively pour into smaller individual containers)
  • Jelly keeps covered in the fridge for up to a few days 

To serve:

  • Once the jelly has set, cut it up into small cubes, place in sundae glasses, top with ice cream and pour over the date syrup. Add fresh fruit if you like!


*Try to find a naturally sweetened ice cream if you'd like to keep this refined sugar free


Calories: 126kcal