Recipes and Cooking Coffee Shop Custard 4.5 (2) A spoonful of instant espresso powder perks up this coffee dessert recipe to perfectly buzzy territory. Top the coffee custards with whipped cream and cinnamon just before serving. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on January 11, 2014 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Walsmith Prep Time: 20 mins Stand Time: 5 mins Chill Time: 4 hrs 15 mins Total Time: 4 hrs 40 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 2 cup fat-free milk 3 egg yolks ⅓ cup sugar 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla 1 ½ teaspoon instant espresso coffee powder Frozen light whipped dessert topping, thawed (optional) Ground cinnamon (optional) Directions In a small bowl sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup of the milk. Let stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan whisk together egg yolks and sugar. Gradually whisk in remaining 1 3/4 cups milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until just boiling. Remove from heat. Gradually whisk about 1/2 cup of the hot milk mixture into the gelatin mixture. Whisk gelatin mixture into remaining milk mixture in saucepan. Place saucepan in a large bowl of ice water. Stir in vanilla. Stir for a few minutes to cool the custard mixture. Transfer 1/2 cup of the custard mixture to a small bowl; stir in espresso powder until dissolved. Cover and set espresso mixture aside. Pour the remaining custard mixture into four 6-ounce individual dishes, custard cups, or glasses. Cover dishes; chill for 15 to 20 minutes. Drizzle the espresso mixture over the custard mixture in dishes. Using a thin metal spatula, lightly swirl the espresso mixture into the top of the custard.* Cover dishes loosely and chill for at least 4 hours or until set. If desired, top with a little whipped dessert topping and sprinkle with cinnamon. *Tip: If bottom mixture is too firm to swirl, just drizzle coffee mixture over top of custard and spread to cover the top. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 177 Calories 3g Fat 24g Carbs 12g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 177 % Daily Value * Total Fat 3g 4% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 160mg 53% Sodium 72mg 3% Total Carbohydrate 24g 9% Total Sugars 23g Protein 12g Calcium 171.6mg 13% Iron 0.5mg 3% Potassium 233mg 5% Folate, total 28.2mcg Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg Vitamin B-6 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.