Coffee custard

Coffee custard
You are probably familiar with the classic real custard (crème anglaise). Here's a coffee-flavoured version.
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Last modified on: May 4th 2022

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For 350 g, you will need:

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6 min.10 min.13 min.29 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 8 min.
Coffee custard
Bring 250 ml whole milk to the boil in a saucepan on medium heat.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Coffee custard
As soon as it boils, turn off the heat, add 30 g ground coffee and mix well. Cover and leave to infuse for 10 minutes.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
Coffee custard
Meanwhile mix 3 egg yolks and 50 g caster sugar in a small bowl.

Set aside.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Coffee custard
Filter the milk and coffee through a very fine strainer.

You can also pour it through a coffee filter, which is even more effective.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
Coffee custard
Pour the coffee-flavoured milk onto the egg yolk and sugar mixture.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
Coffee custard
Mix thoroughly with a soft spatula.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
Coffee custard
Pour the mixture back into the saucepan (after washing it) and put back on low heat.

Stir constantly and gently...

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Coffee custard
...until the custard "coats" the spatula: you should be able to leave a clear trace with your finger, like in the photo.

Take off the heat immediately and stand the saucepan in cold water, while continuing to stir for a few more minutes to stop the cooking.

Your coffee custard is ready.
For the coffee flavour, you can use instant coffee or a coffee extract instead of the ground coffee.
1 or 2 days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
575 Kcal or 2,407 Kj22 gr59 gr28 gr
29 %9 %6 %4 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
147 Kcal or 615 Kj6 gr15 gr7 gr
7 %2 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 350 g : 0.72 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
Whole milkWhole milk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Polenta with beetroot tops, Pain perdu, Rice pudding with fruit and nuts, Paris flan filling, Fresh mint ice-cream, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Tarte Normande, Panna cotta, Autumn apple and plum crumble pie, Yeast-based flaky dough (for croissants), Milk rolls, ... All
Egg yolkEgg yolk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Fish in white wine, Clementine Creamy, Chocolate and vanilla crème brûlée, Pistachio confectioner's custard, Paris-Brest, ... All
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