This pudding didn't come out well. I’d never really made pudding before, other than banana pudding, and I think I did some things wrong. My pot was too hot, and I didn’t get my cornstarch mixed in well enough, so there were...bits in it.
The taste was alright, but it wasn’t quite sweet enough (and I don’t even like overly sweet things) and the coffee flavor was a bit too strong.
I’m going to try again soon, though! I’ll let you know how it goes.
Here’s the recipe if you’d like to try for yourself.
Cafe Au Lait Pudding
2 cups whole milk
3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoon sugar, divided
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Cinnamon for sprinkling
Whisk together milk, coffee granules, cornstarch, 1/4 cup sugar, and a small pinch of salt in a heavy medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally, then boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Transfer to a metal bowl set in an ice bath and cool, stirring often, about 10 minutes. Pour into cups or ramekins and chill, uncovered, 20 minutes.
Beat cream with vanilla and remaining 2 tablespoon sugar using an electric mixer just until soft peaks form. Spoon whipped cream onto puddings and dust cream lightly with cinnamon.