Thursday, April 26, 2012

Yin Yang Jelly

Yin Yang Jelly
A contrast of sorts tastes heavenly!

Hello there!  It's been a year since my last post and I bet some of you might have wondered if and when I am ever going to publish another post on this blog.  Sorry to keep you waiting Food Lovers!  I'm back and this time I got something for those who love desserts!

Yin Yang is an Eastern concept that encapsulates the interdependent and interconnected harmonies of polar opposites.  The concept may seem to cover opposite forces but in reality, opposites could be complementary and this is what this Yin Yang Jelly concoction is all about - an amalgam of opposites that work well when combined!

I wanted to make this dessert in the form of the Yin Yang symbol but I didn't have enough time and equipment to do so that is why I resorted to layering.  It's a combination of different ingredients: light/dark, sweet/bitter, smooth/rough, liquid/solid, and so on.  If you want to know how good it tastes like, better make it on your own using my recipe below!  Use your creativity to make it even better!  

Yin Yang Jelly


1 envelope of clear and unflavored gelatin

Yang (Light)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
a few drops of vanilla extract

Yin (Dark)
2 sticks of unsweetened instant coffee
crushed Oreo cookies



  • Separate 3/4 of the contents of the envelope of gelatin  and set aside the 1/4 for the Yin recipe. 
  • Dissolve the gelatin in 3 cups of water.  
  • Add condensed milk and boil the solution for a few minutes.  
  • Add a few drops of vanilla extract and continue stirring until well mixed.  
  • Pour into a mold.


  • While the Yang jelly is allowed to cool and set, crush Oreo cookies including the cream filling.  Sprinkle the crushed cookies on top of the white jelly when it is set.
  • In a pan, dissolve the instant coffee into a cup of warm water.  
  • Add remaining gelatin and simmer.
  • Pour coffee jelly on top of the crushed Oreos.

When it comes to jelly desserts, it is best to chill the whole thing before eating it.  I know this is just a simple dish but I enjoyed making and eating it!

Until then! ;-)  

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