This Espresso Custard recipe is a delightful twist on the classic custard dessert, infused with the bold flavor of espresso. The rich and creamy texture of the custard perfectly complements the robust coffee flavor, creating a decadent treat for coffee lovers. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up this tasty dessert in no time!

Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes | Serves: 4


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup espresso or strong coffee
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the cream, sugar, and espresso over medium heat until steaming but not boiling.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, vanilla extract, and salt.
  4. Slowly pour the hot cream mixture into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly.
  5. Strain the custard through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any lumps.
  6. Pour the custard into ramekins or a baking dish, then place the ramekins in a roasting pan. Fill the roasting pan with enough hot water to reach halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
  7. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until the custard is set but still slightly jiggly in the center.
  8. Remove the custard from the water bath and let it cool. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
  9. Serve chilled and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 350 || Carbohydrates: 25g || Protein: 5g || Fat: 27g || Saturated Fat: 16g || Cholesterol: 231mg || Sodium: 45mg || Potassium: 120mg || Sugar: 22g || Vitamin A: 20% || Vitamin C: 0% || Calcium: 15% || Iron: 2%

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. The combination of rich, creamy custard and bold espresso flavor is simply divine.
  2. This dessert is easy to make and requires minimal ingredients.
  3. It is a great make-ahead dessert for dinner parties or special occasions.
  4. The smooth texture of the custard is pure luxury in every bite.
  5. It’s a unique and impressive dessert that will wow your guests.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid overcooking the custard, as it can result in a curdled texture.
  2. Make sure to strain the custard to remove any cooked egg bits for a smooth finish.
  3. Don’t skip the water bath when baking the custard, as it helps prevent cracking and ensures even cooking.
  4. Be careful not to boil the cream mixture, as it can cause the custard to curdle.
  5. Allow the custard to cool completely before refrigerating to avoid condensation forming on the surface.

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