Justin Layne Authentic Jersey  Coffee Dessert Recipes

Dark Roast Coffee Gelee


(For Gelee)

  • 6 tbs finely ground dark roast coffee
  • 2 and 1/4 cups boiling water, plus 1 tbs cold water
  • 1/2 cup cugar
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp plain gelatin
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

(For topping)

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp curry powder


1. Brew ground coffee using 2 cups boiling water

2. Bring sugar and remaining 1/4 cup water to a boil in saucepan, stirring sugar until dissolved. Remove from heat.

3. Sprinkle gelatin over cold water to soften for 1 minute.

4. Stir coffee, sugar syrup, and vanilla in metal bowl, then add gelatin mixture and stir until dissolved. Chill 8 hours.

5. To make the topping, force brown sugar through a sieve into a bowl, then add heavy cream and curry powder and beat with mixer until soft peaks form.

6. Divide your gelee into six cups and top with whipped cream.

7. Enjoy! Perfect for dinner parties.

Banana Coffee Muffins


  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 bananas, smashed
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp strong coffee
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease 12 muffin cups or use paper liners

2. Mix butter and smashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Then mix in sugar, egg, coffee, and vanilla.

3. Sprinkle salt and baking soda over the mixture, then add flour and mix until well incorporated.

4. Fold in pecans.

5. Pour mixture into prepared muffin tins and bake for 20 to 30 minutes. Cool on rack.

6. Enjoy!

Coffee Tiramisu


  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3 tbs instant espresso
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tbs sugar, divided
  • 1/3 cup dry Marsala
  • 3 tbs coffee liquor
  • 1 pound Marscapone
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 36 Lady fingers
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder for dusting


1. Stir water, espresso, 1 tbs sugar, and coffee liquor together in small bowl until dissolved.

2. Beat your egg yolks, Marsala and 1/2 cup sugar together in a metal bowl and set over a saucepan with simmering water. Beat the mixture 5-8 minutes until has tripled in volume. Remove from hear and add marscapone until combined.

3. Beat cream in a large bowl until peaks form, then fold marscapone mixture in thoroughly.

4. Dip both sides of half the 36 lady fingers into coffee mixture and line a 9 x 13 baking pan with them in 3 rows. Spread half the marscapone mixture over them. Then repeat dipping the remaining lady fingers into the coffee mixture and layering them over the first layer. Cover with remaining marscapone mixture.

5. Dust with cocoa powder and chill for 6 hours, then let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

6. Serve and enjoy!

Chocolate Gelato Affogato

Chocolate Gelato Affogato


  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup freshly brewed espresso
  • 1/4 cup caramel sauce, whipped cream, chocolate shavings


1. Simmer 2 inches water in a medium saucepan, then place chocolate and cream in a medium bowl over the simmering bowl to melt. Stir until melted and well incorporated. Then remove from heat and set to side.

2. In a medium saucepan heat the milk over medium heat until tiny bubbles form. Remove from heat.

3. Whisk egg yolks and sugar together until creamy. Add 1/4 cup of the hot milk and whisk vigorously. Add the rest of the milk and whisk vigorously. Then put back over medium heat and stir constantly with wooden spoon for 8-10 minutes until it forms a thick custard. Remove from heat and pour custard through a strainer and into a medium bowl. Then stir in the melted chocolate and vanilla. Allow to cool by covering and refrigerating for 3 hours.

4. Pour chilled custard into an ice cream maker and allow to process until is the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Put into a large container and place in freezer for four hours.

5. When ice cream is ready, brew coffee. Then scoop 2 rounded tablespoons of gelato into a small cup. Pour the warm coffee over the gelato and drizzle with caramel sauce, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings.

6. Enjoy!

Vietnamese Coffee Sundae


  • 1 cup sugar and 1 tbs sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup unsalted roasted peanuts
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tbs instant coffee mixed with 1 1/2 tsp of water (hot)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 pints vanilla ice cream


1. Grease a baking sheet

2. In saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar and water and bring to boil. Cook over medium high heat, do not stir. Wait until caramel starts to form and then stir in peanuts, cinnamon and salt.

3. Pour mixture into baking sheet and spread into even layer. Let stand until brittle is hardened.

4. Break off brittle into 4 medium size chunks. Place remaining brittle in plastic bag and roll with rolling pin to smash into tiny pieces.

5. Whisk condensed milk with instant coffee.

6. In another bowl, beat heavy cream and remaining tbs of sugar with electric mixer until forms whipped cream.

7. Scoop ice cream into 40 bowls and drizzle with the coffee mixture. Sprinkle with crushed brittle and top with whipped cream.

8. Garnish with one of the 4 pieces of brittle on each bowl.

9. Serve cold and enjoy!

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