Delicious Mocha Custard Recipe for Chocolate Lovers

Are you looking for a unique and delectable dessert to serve at your next gathering? Look no further than the mocha custard recipe. This is no ordinary custard, my friends. It’s a creamy mocha delight that will have your taste buds dancing with excitement.

Coffee lovers rejoice – this recipe incorporates coffee beans and instant coffee granules to create the perfect mocha fusion. But don’t worry if you’re not a coffee fan, the vanilla extract and chocolate custard will balance out the flavors perfectly.

But why choose custard as your dessert of choice? Custards have stood the test of time, dating back to ancient Roman times, and have been enjoyed in various forms all over the world ever since. And with this mocha custard recipe, you’ll be able to impress your guests with a unique twist on the classic dessert.

Not only is this recipe delicious, but it’s also easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients and steps, you’ll have a beautiful and decadent dessert that everyone will love.

So what are you waiting for? Give this mocha custard recipe a try today and enjoy a truly unforgettable dessert experience.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mocha Custard
Mocha Custard

Picture this: you’re craving for a decadent dessert after a long day, but you also need a caffeine boost to keep up with your tasks. Sounds impossible? Fear not, because the mocha custard recipe is here to save your day!

This luscious dessert is the perfect marriage of two flavorful and aromatic ingredients – chocolate and coffee. The creamy mocha custard boasts a rich, dark chocolate flavor mixed with the boldness of coffee that will satisfy your sweet tooth and perk you up all at once.

With its smooth and velvety texture, this mocha custard will melt in your mouth with every single bite. It’s the perfect balance of creaminess and richness that will have you reaching for another spoonful.

But what makes this mocha custard recipe stand out is its versatility. You can serve it as a standalone dessert or add it as an ingredient to elevate other desserts like pies or cakes.

Whether you’re enjoying it alone or indulging with friends and family, the mocha custard delight recipe from Shireen Anwar is sure to satisfy your sweet cravings without sacrificing the boost of energy from the coffee beans.

So go ahead and give it a try! Trust us, once you’ve enjoyed this flavorful dessert, there’s no going back to plain old desserts.

Ingredient List

 Decadent and rich, our Mocha Custard recipe is a treat for both the eyes and the taste buds!
Decadent and rich, our Mocha Custard recipe is a treat for both the eyes and the taste buds!

Before you start making your creamy mocha custard delight, make sure to grab the following list of ingredients:

  • 2 cups of skim milk
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup of instant coffee granules
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup of heavy cream

For those who prefer a low-carb and sugar-free option, here are the ingredients for the sugar-free mocha java custard:

  • 2 cups of unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons of powdered instant coffee
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup of caster sugar substitute (such as Stevia)
  • 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips

For those who want to make the chocolate version, prepare the following ingredients for the chocolate custard cake:

  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 6 egg yolks
  • ½ cup + 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1–1½ tablespoons chocolate or coffee liqueur (optional)
  • 120 g dark chocolate (optional)

Make sure that all the ingredients are at room temperature before starting to prepare your custard.

The Recipe How-To

 One scoop of this Mocha Custard, and you'll be transported to a chocolate heaven!
One scoop of this Mocha Custard, and you’ll be transported to a chocolate heaven!

Now that we have gone through the ingredient list, it’s time to move on to the recipe itself. Here are the steps to follow to make this delightful Mocha Custard.

Step 1: Prepare the Ingredients

Start by preheating your oven to 325°F. Then in a bowl, whisk together six egg yolks and 1/2 cup of granulated sugar until pale yellow and creamy. This will take about three minutes.

Step 2: Add Coffee and Chocolate

In another bowl, dissolve one tablespoon of instant coffee granules in two tablespoons of boiling water. To this add 2/3 cup of heavy cream and mix well. Now add half a cup of chopped dark chocolate and mix again.

Step 3: Make Custard

Now heat two cups of skim milk in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. Turn off the heat once the milk reaches a simmer.

Next, add the chocolate-coffee mixture slowly into the warmed milk while stirring constantly with a whisk.

Slowly pour this mixture into the egg yolk mixture while continuously whisking. Keep whisking until everything is fully combined without lumps.

Add one tablespoon of vanilla extract and stir again.

Step 4: Bake

Now, evenly divide the mixture into six ramekins or custard cups, filling them up to about 1/2 – 3/4 full.

Create a water bath by placing these ramekins in a larger baking pan and filling it up halfway with hot water.

Transfer the pan carefully to the oven and bake for about 35-40 minutes until they are set on top but still wobbly when gently shaken.

Remove from oven and let cool completely before refrigerating for at least two hours before serving.

Step 5: Enjoy!

Now your decadent and creamy Mocha Custard is ready to be enjoyed. Garnish with whipped cream or shaved chocolate for extra flare, and serve with a hot cup of coffee or dessert wine. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 Indulge in our Mocha Custard recipe; it's sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any party or gathering!
Indulge in our Mocha Custard recipe; it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any party or gathering!

If you’re looking to switch up the flavors in this mocha custard recipe, here are some substitutions and variations to consider.

– Coffee: Instead of using instant coffee granules, you can use freshly brewed coffee. You can even experiment with different types of coffee beans to give your custard a unique flavor profile.

– Sweetener: If you prefer a lower caloric intake, sugar substitutes like stevia or monk fruit can be used instead of granulated sugar. Keep in mind that the sweetness level may be different and adjustments may need to be made accordingly.

– Milk and Cream: This recipe calls for skim milk and heavy cream, but you can adjust the fat content by using whole milk or half-and-half instead. If you are looking for a dairy-free custard, try using plant-based milks such as almond milk or coconut milk.

– Custard Type: While this recipe uses stirred custard which is made by cooking the entire mixture over low heat while constantly stirring it with a wooden spoon, you can also make baked custards. Baked custards are cooked in a water bath in the oven resulting in creamier texture.

– Mocha Java Custard Shots: For an elegant dessert option, try creating bite-sized portions by pouring the mocha custard mixture into shot glasses and chill until firm. Top off with whipped cream and shavings of dark chocolate for presentation.

Overall, don’t be afraid to get creative with your mocha custard recipe customization! Experimenting with subtle modifications will make this dessert recipe truly your own.

Serving and Pairing

 For all the chocolate and coffee lovers out there – this Mocha Custard recipe is for you!
For all the chocolate and coffee lovers out there – this Mocha Custard recipe is for you!

Once you’ve cooked and refrigerated your creamy Mocha Custard, it’s time for the perfect serving and pairing. The rich chocolate and coffee flavors of this dessert make it an ideal match with a variety of other treats.

You can serve this delightful custard on its own with a dusting of cocoa powder on top, or add some sliced fresh strawberries for a pop of color and fruity flavor. Another great option is to top your Mocha Custard with whipped cream or vanilla bean ice cream.

And because coffee is such a versatile flavor, mocha custard can be paired with a wide range of beverages. Coffee lovers will certainly appreciate their dessert accompanied by a hot cup of brewed coffee or espresso. If you prefer lighter drinks, a glass of milk, hot cocoa or tea also goes well with this dessert.

For those who want to get creative, you can also use Mocha Custard as a layer in your cakes or trifles. Combining the creamy mocha custard with layers of bittersweet chocolate cake, chopped nuts and vanilla pudding, will make for a heavenly experience!

In summary, there are many different ways to enjoy this delicious custard delight! From garnishes to pairings, you have the freedom to choose what works best for your taste buds.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Creamy, smooth, and packed with flavor, our Mocha Custard recipe is a must-try.
Creamy, smooth, and packed with flavor, our Mocha Custard recipe is a must-try.

Ah, the age-old question: what to do with those leftovers? Fear not! I have the answer.

First off, let’s discuss make-ahead options. This creamy mocha custard is perfect to prepare in advance when you’re running short on time. Simply follow the recipe instructions and allow the custards to cool completely before covering tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. The mocha custards can then be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days before serving.

Now, on to reheating. When it’s time to enjoy your delicious treat, there are a few ways to reheat these mocha custards. One of my favorites is to let them sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes, then pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds on medium heat. Another option is to reheat the custards in a low-heat double boiler by stirring them constantly with a wooden spoon until they reach your desired temperature.

And if you find you have leftover mocha custard after reheating, no need to worry! Store it again in the fridge for up to 2 additional days. But trust me, it’s unlikely that there will be any leftovers.

So there you have it – how to make-ahead, reheat and store this decadent mocha custard delight. Perfect as a dessert or accompanying coffee, these custards are sure to become a favorite in your repertoire of dessert recipes.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Satisfy your sweet tooth with our Mocha
Satisfy your sweet tooth with our Mocha

To ensure that your mocha custard recipe comes out perfectly every time, here are some tips to keep in mind:

First, you’ll want to use the best quality coffee and chocolate you can find. I recommend using freshly ground coffee beans to make your own, strong brewed coffee for this recipe. Additionally, using high-quality, dark chocolate will add richness and depth of flavor to your custard.

Another key tip when making custards is to properly temper the eggs. To do this, simply put a small amount of hot milk into the beaten egg yolks and whisk it together. Gradually pour in the rest of the hot milk while continuously whisking the mixture. This will ensure that your custard is smooth and creamy without any scrambled eggs.

When baking your mocha custards, a water bath is essential in ensuring an even and gentle heat distribution. This will prevent your custards from curdling or becoming rubbery. Simply place your ramekins in a baking dish filled with warm water before placing it in the oven.

To give your mocha custard an extra decadent touch, consider topping it with whipped cream or shaved chocolate before serving. This will add both flavor and texture to your dessert.

Finally, patience is key when making any type of custard. Be sure to allow enough time for it to cool and set completely before serving. This may take a few hours or even overnight in the fridge, but trust me – it’s worth the wait for that perfect creamy texture!

With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to make a delicious batch of mocha custards that will wow your friends and family with its creamy texture and rich flavor.


Now that you have all the information on how to make a rich and creamy mocha custard, it’s time to address any potential concerns or questions you may have. Here are some frequently asked questions and their corresponding answers to help ensure your mocha custard delight is perfect every time.

What are the 3 types of custard?

When it comes to custards, there are three main types: baked custard, stirred custard, and steamed custard. Western cuisine tends to favor the first two methods. Baked custards are usually more solid and incorporate whole eggs, while stirred custards tend to be more liquid and are often made with just the yolks.

What is the secret to good custard?

When it comes to cooking stirred custard, there is a crucial step that cannot be overlooked. The key is to use a large saucepan and cook it over medium-low heat. As I’ve learned from my experience as a barista, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon is imperative. This will prevent the custard from becoming too hot and curdling. Furthermore, consistent stirring ensures that the custard will thicken and coat the back of the spoon. By distributing the heat evenly, we can achieve a perfectly textured stirred custard.

What makes custard so creamy?

When it comes to custard, egg yolks are a must-have ingredient. Interestingly, custard has a unique condition that sets it apart from ice cream – it must comprise of at least 1.4% pasteurized egg yolk. The reason for this is that egg yolk plays a crucial role in giving custard its distinctive creaminess.

What are the three types of baked custard?

There exist three major categories of custard, namely baked, stirred, and frozen. Baked custards, such as flan, cheesecake, and bread pudding, are created by baking in the oven or a water bath. Boiled custards, which are drinks like eggnog, are made via boiling. Puddings, creme anglaise (also known as krem on-GLAYZ), and pastry cream exemplify stirred custards.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this mocha custard recipe is sure to be a hit with any coffee and dessert lover. With its creamy texture and rich flavor, it is sure to impress. Plus, with the ability to make substitutions and variations, this recipe can be tailored to your individual taste preferences.

Whether you are looking for a decadent dessert to serve guests or a delicious treat for yourself, this mocha custard recipe is a must-try. With detailed instructions and helpful tips for perfect results, even novice bakers can create this custard delight.

So go ahead, indulge in this coffee-infused dessert and experience the delectable blend of chocolate and java in every bite. Who needs coffee and cake separately when you can have both in one unforgettable mocha custard? Try this recipe today and prepare to have your taste buds wowed!

Mocha Custard

Mocha Custard Recipe

A sinful little delight for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. 2-24 hour refrigeration time is not included in prep time.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 123.6 kcal


  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (plus additional for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 -3 cups boiling water
  • aerosol whipped cream (for serving, if desired)
  • 4 whole coffee beans (for garnish, if desired)


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Place 4 small custard cups in a 3 quart rectangular baking dish and set aside.
  • Start water so it is boiling when needed.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine milk, cocoa powder, sugar and coffee.
  • Cook over low heat until the coffee and cocoa dissolve, stirring continuously to avoid scorching. Remove from heat.
  • In a medium bowl, combine egg product and vanilla extract.
  • Gradually add hot milk mixture and stir to combine.
  • Pour egg and milk mixture into custard cups.
  • Carefully pour boiling water into the baking dish around the custard cups to a depth of about 1 inch.
  • Bake for about 30-40 minutes until set and a knife inserted in center of custard comes out clean.
  • Remove baking dish from oven and remove custard cups from the baking dish.
  • Let custard cool to room temperature and then refrigerate for 2-24 hours. To serve, top each with a Tbsp of whipped cream and dust lightly with cocoa powder. Garnish each with a coffee bean.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 288gCalories: 123.6kcalCarbohydrates: 21.8gProtein: 8.5gFat: 0.7gSaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 2.5mgSodium: 136.8mgFiber: 0.9gSugar: 13.3g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Dessert, Sweet
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