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Spicy Chai Coconut Jelly

Spicy Chai Coconut Jelly is a creamy decadent lightly sweetened Asian dessert made with warming spices in a coconut milk base topped with pomegranate seeds.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4
Calories: 409kcal
Author: HWC Magazine


  • ½ cup Cold water
  • 5 tsp Unflavored gelatin
    (we used a grass fed non GMO unflavored beef gelatin or you could use Knox gelatin)
  • 26 oz Coconut milk
    2 cans
  • 8 Cardamom pods
    bashed whole
  • 4 sticks Cinnamon sticks
  • 3 whole star Anise
  • 2 inch Ginger
    knob peeled and sliced
  • 6 teaspoon Sugar
    or sugar alternative of choice ( as we only like our delicately sweet, can also use honey, coconut sugar or brown sugar if not watching your carb intake) Taste test and add more if you like yours sweeter.
  • cinnamon
    ground for garnish - optional
  • Pomegranate seeds for garnish - optional


  • In a small bowl add the cold water and unflavored gelatin, stir and set aside for 1 minute. Do not let it set to long as first it will turn into an applesauce consistency and then into solid. You want to work with it while it is in an applesauce consistency.
  • In a sauce pan, add the coconut milk, cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, anise seeds, ginger, sugar or sugar alternative and stir. Add the liquefied (applesauce consistency) gelatin to the spiced coconut milk and heat over medium heat for about 15 minutes until the essence of the spices are fragrant. Taste and adjust sweetness to your liking. (If you like the effect of cinnamon speckles in your dessert, sprinkle about ¼ teaspoon and stir well. Optional)
  • Allow to cool. Poor into individual serving cups and refrigerate for about 4 hours. Your Spicy Chai Coconut Jelly will turn into a jello dessert.
  • Just before serving garnish with pomegranate seeds. Enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 35g | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 491mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 7mg