South Beach Chilled Espresso Custard

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Kitcatrenee

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

Top Review by mizunihung

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.

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).

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