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Flat White (Coffee) Pudding

  • Author: by Mary
  • Prep Time: 3 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 1x


  • 2/3 cup espresso (or exceptionally strong coffee)
  • 1 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
  • 1 1/3 cups milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 egg or 2 egg yolks


  1. If you’re making the coffee yourself, add the halved vanilla bean to the hot coffee and let cool 10 minutes before proceeding.
  2. Combine the coffee, vanilla bean, and milk.
  3. In a saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, salt, and egg (or yolks). Mix to combine.
  4. Over low heat, slowly add the milk/coffee while whisking.
  5. Continue to whisk over low heat until mixture comes to a boil.
  6. Boil for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat pour into small ramekins and chill. If you wish to prevent a skin from forming, press a layer of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the pudding.
  8. Serve with whipped cream.