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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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Jason Walsmith

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
stand:
5 mins
chill:
4 hrs 15 mins
total:
4 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

177 calories; fat 3g; cholesterol 160mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 24g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 1g; sugars 23g; protein 12g; vitamin a 437.3IU; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 28.2mcg; vitamin b12 0.9mcg; sodium 72mg; potassium 233mg; calcium 171.6mg; iron 0.5mg.
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