Heavenly Coffee and Orange Custard Recipe

As a barista, I understand the love that people have for coffee. It’s that one drink that makes you come back for more every morning, and now, I’m here to introduce a new recipe that will blow your taste buds away. Gather around, fellow coffee and dessert enthusiasts! Today we’re diving into the delicious world of coffee and orange custard.

I must admit, when I first heard about this recipe, I was skeptical. How would coffee and orange pair well together? But after trying it out, I must say that it’s a match made in heaven. The zesty tanginess of the orange perfectly complements the depth and richness of coffee to create the perfect balance of flavors in this custard.

This recipe is not only simple and easy to make but also gluten-free! All you need are fresh oranges, instant coffee granules, eggs, evaporated milk, ground cinnamon, vanilla extract and sugar. So, no need to worry about allergies or special diets.

For those with an egg intolerance or who prefer an eggless option, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered too! This recipe can easily be converted into an eggless version without sacrificing any flavor or texture.

So indulge yourself in something beyond ordinary and give this creamy custard a try. Trust me; once you try it, you’ll never look back.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee and Orange Custard
Coffee and Orange Custard

Friends, let me tell you something. This coffee and orange custard recipe is a true delight for your taste buds. There are countless reasons why you’ll fall in love with this recipe, where do I even begin?

To start, it’s a dessert that combines two of the most flavorful ingredients known to man: coffee and orange. The mix of the two results in a unique flavor that will transport you straight to heaven. It’s like having a trip around the world without leaving the comfort of your own home.

Let’s talk about texture now. This custard is creamy, smooth, and has a luxurious feel in your mouth. It’s like silk on your tongue. The velvety texture comes from using eggs and evaporated milk, creating an indulgent treat that pleases you with every bite.

If you are already salivating at the thought of this dessert, this must be because I haven’t yet mentioned orange zest and vanilla extract. These two ingredients heighten the flavors, giving this dessert an extra touch to make it unforgettable.

And did I mention how easy it is to prepare? Anyone can make it, no matter their culinary skills! With simple ingredients found in any grocery store and a few steps to follow, this recipe is foolproof.

Lastly, this recipe allows for variations and substitutions according to your likes! You can swap out orange with hazelnut or peach apricot cherry raspberry custard varieties – the possibilities are endless.

In conclusion, friends, there isn’t a single reason why anyone would not love this coffee and orange custard recipe. With its perfect balance of sweet flavors, heavenly textures, uncomplicated preparation, and customizable variation possibilities, any dessert lover must try it!

Ingredient List

 Picture yourself savoring every spoonful of this indulgent Coffee and Orange Custard.
Picture yourself savoring every spoonful of this indulgent Coffee and Orange Custard.

Ingredients to Make Creamy Coffee and Orange Custard Recipe

To make Coffee and Orange Custard, we need the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup of strong coffee, prepared with ground coffee or instant coffee granules
  • The zest of 1 orange
  • 3 cups of evaporated milk
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • Orange juice (1/4 cup)
  • Orange rind (freshly grated, from one large orange)

These ingredients will create a smooth and creamy orange custard infused with coffee. You can substitute cow milk for evaporated milk if you prefer a lighter version of this dessert. Also, if you don’t have any orange juice on hand, simply add more coffee instead.

The Recipe How-To

 This delectable dessert is the perfect mix of creamy coffee and citrusy orange flavors.
This delectable dessert is the perfect mix of creamy coffee and citrusy orange flavors.

Brewing the Perfect Coffee

As a barista, I am not only responsible for making great coffee, but I’m also responsible for sharing tips on how to make the perfect cup of coffee. For this recipe, you will need to start by brewing 4 tablespoons of instant coffee granules with 1 cup of hot water. The quality of your coffee will affect the overall taste of your dessert, so ensure that you use quality coffee and excellent coffee-making equipment.

Making the Orange Custard Mixture

To make the orange custard mixture, you will need to whisk together 3 large eggs and 1 cup of sugar until they become creamy and light in color. Then, stir in the brewed coffee mixture, 1 can of undiluted evaporated milk, 1 tablespoon of grated orange zest, 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract, and a pinch of ground cinnamon.

Make sure all ingredients are evenly incorporated. Then place this mixture in a double boiler until it thickens forming a creamy texture.

Baking the Coffee and Orange Custard Mixture

For baking the fragrant and flavorful final mixtures, preheat oven to 335 degrees F (170 degrees C) cut a circle shape parchment paper that fits into an eight inches cake pan then grease the cake pan with oil or butter properly. Set aside.

Pour the beer-thickened custard into prepared cake pan—then bake it into creating magic inside your oven. The recipe should take approximately two hours or until set—and let it cool before enjoying its amazing goodness.

With these tips in mind, you’ll have no problem whipping up a rich and delicious orange custard infused with rich aroma instant coffee that tastes like heaven!

Substitutions and Variations

 Step up your dessert game with this easy-to-follow recipe.
Step up your dessert game with this easy-to-follow recipe.

Thinking about how you can modify a recipe can be overwhelming, so let me give you some suggestions to easily create variations on this coffee and orange custard recipe.

If you want to add a little bit more of a kick to your coffee custard, try adding a teaspoon of ground cinnamon when making the custard mixture. It will give it that extra touch of aroma and spice. On the other hand, if you prefer to maximize the fresh aroma of oranges, grate extra orange zest and add it to the mixture before baking.

For those who love vanilla flavors, consider amping up the taste by increasing the quantity of vanilla extract in your recipe. Try 2 teaspoons instead of just one!

If you don’t have instant coffee on hand and don’t feel like making it from scratch, you could substitute it with cold brew concentrate for an even stronger coffee flavor. Similarly, if you’re looking for a gluten-free or egg-free option, replace the wheat flour with almond or coconut flour and mix together 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of water as an egg replacement.

Finally, for anyone looking to make this dish kid-friendly or simply less intense, reduce or eliminate the Grand Marnier liqueur and substitute orange juice instead. You can also get creative with the flavor pairings: add raspberries or nuts such as hazelnuts to your custard for added texture and flavor.

Remember – substituting ingredients is all about experimenting, so don’t be afraid to switch things around and find what works best for you!

Serving and Pairing

 The aromatic coffee scent and tangy orange aroma will fill your kitchen.
The aromatic coffee scent and tangy orange aroma will fill your kitchen.

As a barista, I love experimenting with different flavors to create the perfect coffee-based dessert. This Coffee and Orange Custard recipe is no exception. It is the perfect blend of creamy, tangy, and subtly bitter.

When serving this Orange Custard Coffee recipe, you can top it off with a sprinkle of ground cinnamon or orange zest to bring out the unique flavors in the dish. Additionally, you can serve it with a dollop of whipped cream or your favorite ice cream to complement the creamy texture of the custard.

This Coffee Orange custard goes great with many different desserts like fruit tarts or chocolate pastry crusts. The orange flavor in the custard pairs well with peach, apricot, cherry, and raspberry jam filling. You can serve it as a stand-alone dessert or as a side dish for other sweet treats.

If you want to make it even more unique, consider making a Cinnamon Iced Coffee to pair with this custard. The sweetness of the custard works well with the spicy kick of cinnamon in the coffee.

Lastly, if you want to skip the caffeine, you can serve this orange custard with kids’ orange juice or your choice of non-alcoholic beverage.

Overall, this Coffee and Orange Custard recipe is versatile and pairs well with many desserts and drinks.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 No need to go to a fancy coffee shop when you can make this heavenly custard at home.
No need to go to a fancy coffee shop when you can make this heavenly custard at home.

Once you have prepared the delightful coffee and orange custard, you might be thinking of how to store or reheat them properly. Let me guide you on how to make-ahead, store and reheat this inviting dessert.

Make-Ahead: If you are planning to prepare the custard a day before serving, it is best to cool it completely after baking for an hour. Cover it with a plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Before serving, take out the custard from the fridge 20 minutes prior to serving for the best flavor.

Storing: You may also store the leftover custard in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. It is best to consume it as soon as possible because custard’s texture changes and loses its deliciousness.

Reheating: To reheat the custard, place it in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for 10-15 minutes or until heated through. Microwave is not recommended as it alters the texture of dessert resulting in a rubbery texture.

Bonus Tip: If you want to add an extra kick of flavor to your coffee and orange custard, add some whipped cream on top while reheating it in the oven. That way, you can also have a creamy topping layer as well!

Remember always to handle custard gently and avoid any sudden temperature change like putting hot custard in a cold environment or vice versa. With these simple storage guidelines, your coffee and orange custard will still taste divine even after storing or reheating!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Turn up the volume of your taste buds with the balanced flavors of coffee and orange.
Turn up the volume of your taste buds with the balanced flavors of coffee and orange.

Ah, my fellow coffee and custard lovers! I know how important it is to get that perfect balance of flavors in every dish. So as your barista, let me offer you some tips to achieve the best results for our Coffee and Orange Custard recipe.

1. Use freshly ground coffee – It may be tempting to use the instant coffee granules sitting on your kitchen shelf, but trust me, using freshly ground coffee will give your custard a richer and creamier taste. Brew a strong pot of coffee and use only 1/3 cup for the recipe.

2. Zest the orange properly – Before adding the orange zest into the mix, make sure you zest only the outermost layer of the orange rind. A deep zest can give your dish a bitter taste which can ruin your custard.

3. Time your baking – Undercooking or overcooking your custard can affect its texture and overall flavor. Keep an eye on your custard while baking and take it out of the oven only when it’s set – wobbly in the center but not runny.

4. Add spices according to preference – Some people like strong cinnamon flavors while others may not be a fan. Adjust the amount of cinnamon used according to your personal preference but keep in mind that too much cinnamon can overpower the other flavors in the custard.

5. Use an oven-safe container – For this recipe, it’s better to use an oven-safe container such as a porcelain or glass dish to bake your custard evenly without curdling or sticking to any metal pans.

6. Cool before serving – When you’re eager to try out your custard, wait until it cools down appropriately before indulging in it completely. Letting it cool will help it develop its full creamy texture and flavor.

Now that we have got these tips right, get cooking with best practices for our Coffee and Orange Custard Recipe, and let the blissful custardy aroma fill your kitchen. Enjoy!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this coffee and orange custard recipe is the perfect dessert for any occasion. Its unique combination of flavors and textures makes it a stand-out dish that is sure to impress your guests. With simple and easy-to-find ingredients, even amateur chefs can whip up this creamiest coffee custard at home.

Whether you’re a fan of coffee or not, this recipe is sure to surprise and delight your taste buds with its subtle hints of orange and vanilla. You can serve it as a standalone dessert or pair it with other treats for a more elaborate spread.

Remember to follow the recipe instructions closely for the best results. Try out some of the variations, such as using hazelnuts instead of sugar or adding cinnamon iced coffee on top, for a twist on the classic recipe.

So next time you’re in search of a crowd-pleasing dessert that’s both simple and sophisticated, look no further than this coffee and orange custard recipe. It’s sure to become a staple in your dessert repertoire and leave your guests wanting more.

Coffee and Orange Custard

Coffee and Orange Custard Recipe

A coffee flavored egg custard. Cook time does not include chilling time.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Calories 278.9 kcal


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup evaporated milk (NOT sweetened condensed milk)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest, grated (divided)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (divided)


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F Lightly butter two 8 oz. custard cups.
  • Put the eggs, milk, sugar, coffee, vanilla and orange juice concentrate in a blender and process until smooth.
  • Pour into custard cups, set in a baking pan, and fill with 1 inch of boiling water.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until knife inserted into custard comes out clean.
  • Place cups on wire rack and cool 30 minutes, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled.
  • Use a knife to loosen custard and then invert onto a plate.
  • Sprinkle the orange zest and cinnamon on top.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 193gCalories: 278.9kcalCarbohydrates: 22.1gProtein: 15.2gFat: 14.3gSaturated Fat: 7.3gCholesterol: 222.5mgSodium: 205.3mgFiber: 0.7gSugar: 7.7g
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