Pour the water into a small dish, and soak the gelatin.
Combine the cocoa powder, coffee, and sugar in a bowl.
Pour in the milk and heavy cream into a small pot and warm up. Turn off the heat, add the gelatin from Step 1 to dissolve.
Add the Step 3 mixture into the bowl from Step 2 little by little, and mix well each time with a whisk to dissolve the solids so that the mixture doesn't turn out lumpy.
If there are still coffee bits left, strain with a tea strainer.
Pour the mixture into the molds and let it cool. Then chill in the fridge. Once hardened, it's done.
I used low-fat cream.
and skim milk, but the pudding was very rich and thick!
Story Behind this Recipe
Whenever I drink hot cocoa, I like adding a little bit of coffee. It makes the drink more flavorful and delicious! So I rearranged a recipe for cocoa pudding and tried making a dessert with cocoa and coffee.
When you are using instant coffee granules, it might be hard to dissolve (even though that's the reason I thought of using granules in the first place...lol). If you strain the mixture, it won't be a problem!