Mochaccino Pudding Recipe
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Mochaccino Pudding Recipe

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Top this prize-winning pudding with chocolate-covered espresso beans and whipped cream. Pudding never tasted so elegant! —Maria Regakis, Somerville, Massachusetts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon brandy, optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream and chocolate-covered coffee beans, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 212 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 112mg cholesterol, 115mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. Combine boiling water and espresso powder; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, cinnamon and salt. Stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  2. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir in brandy if desired, vanilla and espresso mixture. Cool for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Transfer to dessert dishes. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Garnish with whipped cream and coffee beans if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Mochaccino Pudding in Healthy Cooking December/January 2011, p31

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michelle1001 User ID: 6143216 148908
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

"followed the recipe exactly and it came out fantastic."

numbersnutz User ID: 6786873 181397
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2013

"This is sooooo good! I would lower slightly the amount of cinnamon as it slightly overwhelmed the coffee or add a little more coffee. I'll try it both ways to see what works best for my taste. This is one I will definitely send on to my daughters as they all love the mocha flavor, too!"

grammie67 User ID: 6878851 193628
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2012

"made it for aq dinner party I was having and everyone loved it,"

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