Coffee custard recipe

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4 - 6






15 min


1 hr 05 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 365 kCal 18%
Fat 33g 47%
  -  Saturates 19g 95%

Try this delicious cold coffee custard dessert. It’s so easy to make and is great for dinner parties or special occasions. Serve with whipped cream for the ultimate treat.


  • 300ml carton double cream
  • 150ml whole milk
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 60g caster sugar
  • 2 level tbsp coffee granules
  • Cocoa, for dusting
  • 4-6 coffee cups


  • Set the oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas Mark 2.

  • Pour the cream and milk into a pan and bring to the boil.

  • Lightly beat the egg yolks in a bowl. Pour over the boiling cream mixture, whisking as the cream is added, so that the eggs don’t cook. Stir in the sugar until dissolved. Dissolve the coffee granules in 2 tbsp boiling water and add to the cream mixture.

  • Strain the cream mixture through a sieve into a jug and then pour into the coffee cups.

  • Put the cups in a roasting tin and pour in boiling water to come about halfway up the cups. Put the tin in the oven and bake for 45 mins to 1 hr, or until the mixture is just set. Remove from the oven and lift cups out of the water.

  • When the cups are cool, refrigerate well before serving, dusted with cocoa powder.

Top tip for making Coffee custard

You can also make this using 2 tbsp strong freshly brewed coffee if you prefer to use ground coffee.

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