South Beach Chilled Espresso Custard

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

A nice dessert custard - perfect for Phase 1, 2 or 3 on the South Beach Diet. Came from the South Beach Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until well blended. Pour into four 6 ounce custard cups or ramekins and place in a 10" skillet.
  2. Fill the skillet with water to 1/2" from the top of the custard cups. Bring the water to a boil overhigh heat. Reduce the heat to low; cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the cups from the skillet, cover with plastic wrap touching the surface of the pudding, and refrigerate for 3 hours, or until chilled. Garnish with cinnamon if desired.
  3. (Also tastes good warm).
Most Helpful

The custard turned out to be a somewhat watery and the texture was a bit off so I am taking off one star. However, the taste was quite good. In addition to the tablespoons of espresso powder, I also added a tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder for an espresso chocolate custard with cinnamon! Going through phase 1 of the South Beach Diet is not easy and having these tasty desserts makes everything less monotonous.

mizunihung September 21, 2015

I've made this several is great. I experimented and added 3 T cocoa powder; great. I've even added 3 T peanut butter....yummy.

noramontgomery September 15, 2010

This is really good if you use 1 packet starbucks instant coffee and 1% milk like the original South Beach cookbook reads, not skim. After simmering for 10 minutes turn off the stove and let it stand in the hot water for 5 more minutes. Enjoy it warm or cold.

sandeejz May 12, 2010