Coffee Gelatin with Whipped Cream

Coffee Gelatin with Whipped Cream

Coffee Gelatin with Whipped Cream

This curious dessert hails from Boston.Ingalls Photography

Aside from its namesake Boston Cream Pie, Beantown is known for another curious dessert—coffee gelatin. It's offered at Durgin-Park, a local institution that opened in 1827, where glistening, mahogany cubes of gelatin—made with leftover coffee from the day before—are topped with whipped cream. This recipe first appeared in our December 2014 issue with the story Boston Uncommon.