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coffee dessert pudding
coffee dessert pudding


Have you ever thought to eat your cup of coffee as a dessert? This delicious and super easy Coffee Dessert Pudding is the perfect combination of an irresistible dessert and a true cup of coffee!
It's made with a coffee pudding (no gelatine or agar agar, it's just made on the stovetop with cornstarch) topped with a whipped fluffy coffee mousse made with only 3 ingredients: water, sugar and instant coffee powder.
The coffe mousse on top is inspired by the popular Dalgona Coffee, but it's more sweet than the classic Dalgona which is pretty strong!
The coffee pudding is sweet with a delicate coffee flavor that is enhanced by the coffee mousse and made with only 4 ingredients: it's incredible quick and easy ot make!
If you prefer a delicate coffee flavor you can make the Cappuccino version: top the coffe mousse with unsweetened whipped cream, surely everybody will love this coffee dessert!
Prep Time 25 mins
Chilling Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 25 mins
Course Dessert, Treat
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 160 kcal


Coffee Pudding

  • 110 g (1/2 cup) caster sugar or granulated white sugar
  • 5 g (2+1/2 tsp) instant coffee powder
  • 40 g (5 tbsp) cornstarch
  • 500 g (2 cups+1tbsp) milk lukewarm

Coffee Mousse

  • 60 g (5 tbsp) caster sugar or powdered sugar
  • 10 g (2 tbsp) instant coffee powder
  • 45 g (3 tbsp) water room temperature

Cappuccino Topping

  • 240 g (1 cup) whipping cream chilled


Coffee Pudding

  • In a medium size saucepan, place sugar, instant coffee powder and sifted cornstarch. Mix well until combined.
  • Gradually pour lukewarm milk and mix until well combined and no lumps.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-low heat stirring often.
  • When start simmering, low the heat and let it simmer for about 6 minutes stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and pour into serving cups (I'm using 3 cappuccino cups and 3 espresso cups).
  • Cool down at room temperature then put in refrigerator for about 2 hours to chill.

Coffee Mousse

  • In a medium size bowl place sugar, instant coffee powder, water and whip with a hand mixer until get a pale whipped mousse.


  • Place coffee mousse on top of the chilled pudding and unsweetened whipped cream on top of the coffee pudding in the cappuccino cups and serve it.



Store the Coffee Pudding in refrigerator for about 2-3 days.
Prepare the Coffee Mousse just before serving: it stays whipped for days, but it dries on top if you store it in refrigerator, even if you covered. 

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coffee dessert pudding

This recipe is incredibly easy to make, but I suggest a little tip to well dissolve cornstarch in your Coffee Pudding.

Firstable, if your milk is warm and not refrigerated or room temperature, cornstarch dissolves immediately. I also suggest to pour warm milk gradually: start just with 3-4 tbsp of milk and mix until get a smooth paste, then you can slowly pour all the milk while mixing.

It’s also importanto to stir very often your pudding  while your cooking over low heat and stir it constantly after starts boiling: so you’ll get a smooth and luscious pudding!

coffee dessert pudding

The more you cook your pudding, the more it becomes thick, so cook it for at least 6 minutes over low heat after starts simmering to get firm pudding after the refrigerating time.

coffee dessert pudding

Coffee Mousse on top has a strong coffee flavor, but thanks to the sugar amount, it’s sweet. If you love strong coffee with low sugar, I suggest to use only 40 g of sugar in this Mousse.