Maybe you heard the catchy music coming out of our hall and classroom and started tapping your feet to the music. Or maybe you were in one of Emily's awesome class?
Emily is a senior at West High and she chose the GVJCI to complete her Girl Scout Gold Award project! 💃 With her love and background of dance, she chose to have dance/exercise classes for children and seniors! Her class was so popular that many of her students were sad when her class came to an end!
But don't worry, she's got the choreography for both her kid's class and senior's class on video for you to practice from the comfort of your home! 🏡
By Christy Wong, GVJCI Social Media and Community Outreach Intern
I bet your mouth will drop when you open the weather app in your phone and saw the temperatures in the coming week… 93 Degrees!? Serious?! And even 100 degrees if you are up north.....
Need something to cool down yourself but lazy to go out? Beat that late-summer heat with this homemade Japanese coffee jelly!!
Coffee jelly, or Kohi Zeri in Japanese, is a light gelatin dessert that is served in many coffee shops in Japan, particularly during summer. It is very cold, refreshing, and not so sweet that makes it a great snack to help people cool down in this hot summer weather. Coffee and gelatin desserts are also very popular in Japan. Combining the two things together makes coffee jelly THE awesome dessert. Besides, it only takes a few easy steps to make it at home! So let’s get started!
To make this Japanese coffee jelly, you will need: 3 tablespoons of water, ½ cup of sugar (The amount of sugar needed depends on how sweet you want your jelly to be!), 1 ½ tablespoons of unflavored gelatin, and 16oz of hot coffee. It is important that you use hot coffee so that you can combine all the ingredients together!
Step 1: In a large bowl, pour water into the gelatin and let it soak for around 2 minutes.
Step 2: Add the hot coffee into the gelatin and mix thoroughly.
At this point, you may see some clumps of gelatin not dissolving into the mixture. The mixture will also have a lot of bubbles on the surface due to constant stirring. But don’t worry! We will take care of this in the next step!
Step 4: In this step, you will need a sieve, a thin pan/dish, and a soup ladle. Hold the sieve on top of the pan and carefully pour the coffee gelatin mixture through the sieve to get rid of the clumps of gelatin!
Step 6: Cover the mixture with a plastic wrap and let it refrigerate for at least 4 hours to let the liquid set and become jelly. We know this is hard since the food is so attracting… But be patient everyone!
Step 7: 4 hours later… the wait is over! It’s almost time to enjoy! Use a knife the cut the jelly into small squares.
Step 8: Scoop out the jelly into the small bowl and you are ready to serve!
And there you go! A refreshing and cooling Japanese coffee jelly! You can lightly whip up some heavy cream with sugar and pour the cream over the jelly. You can also pair up the jelly with sweetened condensed milk! You can even cut the jelly into very small rectangles to make “coffee boba” and add them into your cup of ice coffee!
Enjoy! :D And stay cool in this hot weather everyone! ><