1 env unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 lrg eggs
1 cup milk
cup semisweet chocolate morsels
1 1/2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups whipping cream divided
2 ounces pkt ladyfingers - (3 ea) split
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
8 cinnamon sticks - (3" long) for garnish
Sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup cold water; stir and let stand 1 minute. Set gelatin mixture aside.
Beat granulated sugar and eggs at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 to 3 minutes or until thick and pale.
Heat milk in a large saucepan over low heat. Gradually add about one-fourth of milk to egg mixture; add to remaining hot milk, stirring constantly. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, 4 to 5 minutes or until mixture coats a spoon. Remove from heat; stir in gelatin mixture until gelatin dissolves.