Delicious Coffee Chocolate Pudding Recipe for Foodies

Hey there coffee and chocolate lovers, have I got a treat for you? Are you ready for something decadent, delicious, and easy to make? If so, you gotta try my coffee chocolate pudding treats!

This recipe is perfect for those days when you need a little boost of energy and some comfort food to go with it. The combination of rich chocolate flavor and bold coffee taste will awaken your senses and satisfy your cravings in just one bite. Trust me; this recipe will become your new go-to for any craving occasion.

But wait, that’s not all! My coffee chocolate pudding treats are entirely customizable. You can adjust the sweetness level to match your taste buds, add different toppings, or even experiment with different types of pudding flavors. Make this recipe your own and enjoy the crunchy chocolate chips alongside the rich of cocoa powder.

So get out your whisk, scoop up those ingredients from the cupboard, follow my instructions step-by-step and let’s get baking! Get ready to bake the best dessert coffee pudding you’ve ever tasted.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Coffee Chocolate Pudding Treats
Coffee Chocolate Pudding Treats

Are you a coffee and chocolate lover? If yes, then indulge in this decadent coffee chocolate pudding treat! This pudding recipe is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth cravings with its rich chocolate and coffee flavors.

What makes this recipe unique is the combination of instant coffee crystals, chocolate flavor instant pudding, and unsweetened cocoa powder. The use of these ingredients elevates the taste of the pudding to a whole new level. You won’t be able to resist the tempting aroma of coffee and chocolate.

Moreover, this recipe is easy to make and requires only a few basic ingredients found in your pantry. You can whip it up any time when you’re craving something sweet. Whether you’re making it for yourself, family or friends, it’s perfect to enjoy any time of day.

The best part is that this dessert can be made ahead and stored in the fridge until ready to serve. So there’s no need to worry about the last-minute preparation when hosting dinner parties or events. It’s an ideal dessert for any occasion!

Overall, this recipe is an excellent choice if you want to impress your guests or satisfy your sweet cravings with its bold flavors and smooth texture. So, give it a try and watch everyone swoon over this outstanding fusion of chocolate and coffee!

Ingredient List

 Indulge in a chocolate lover's dream with these coffee-infused pudding cups
Indulge in a chocolate lover’s dream with these coffee-infused pudding cups

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 box chocolate flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix (3.9 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee crystals
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Cool Whip, for serving (optional)
  • Additional chocolate chips, for garnish (optional)

The ingredient list for this coffee chocolate pudding recipe is fairly simple and easy-to-find in most grocery stores. Make sure to have all the ingredients ready before starting the recipe to avoid any unexpected interruptions.

The Recipe How-To

 Satisfy your sweet tooth while getting a caffeine boost with these treats
Satisfy your sweet tooth while getting a caffeine boost with these treats

Let’s jump right into the recipe for these decadent Coffee Chocolate Pudding Treats! Trust me, once you taste them, you’re going to want to make them again and again.

Ingredient List:

  • 1 box (3.9 oz) chocolate flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 4 teaspoons instant coffee crystals
  • 2 cups milk, divided (1 cup + 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet or milk chocolate)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. Begin by dissolving 4 teaspoons of instant coffee crystals in boiling water. Set aside to cool.
  2. Combine the chocolate instant pudding mix, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons cocoa powder in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  3. Gradually whisk in 1 cup skim milk and 1 cup half-and-half, then stir in the cooled coffee mixture.
  4. Cook over medium heat while whisking constantly until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil, about 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and add in the chocolate chips.
  6. Stir until chocolate chips are melted and fully combined.
  7. Pour the mixture into 8-ounce bowls or ramekins.
  8. Cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface of the pudding to prevent a film from forming on top.
  9. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.
  10. When ready to serve, garnish with whipped cream or chocolate shavings.

And that’s it! This easy Coffee Chocolate Pudding recipe is perfect for any coffee lover out there. The nutty, robust flavor of the coffee perfectly complements the rich chocolate flavor of the pudding.

Substitutions and Variations

 Perfect for coffee addicts and dessert enthusiasts alike
Perfect for coffee addicts and dessert enthusiasts alike

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to experiment with different flavors, the Coffee Chocolate Pudding Treats Recipe allows for a few variations that will take your taste buds on an incredible journey. Here are some substitutions and variations you can try:

1. Mocha Pudding: Swap out the chocolate flavor instant pudding mix for mocha flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix. Use 2 teaspoons of instant coffee instead of one, and garnish with cocoa powder and whipped cream for an extra decadent dessert.

2. Chocolate Espresso Pudding: Add 2 tablespoons of espresso powder to the recipe ingredients for a strong coffee flavor that will keep you buzzing with each bite.

3. White Chocolate Pudding: Instead of using chocolate chips, substitute them with white chocolate chips for a sweet and creamy twist.

4. Boozy Dessert: For an adult version of the dessert, add 8 oz of coffee-flavored liqueur to the mixture while cooking on medium heat. Serve in shot glasses as an indulgent after-dinner treat.

5. Coffee Soaked Black Bread Pudding: If you have leftover black bread from breakfast or brunch, cut it into small pieces and place it at the bottom of the serving dish before pouring the pudding mixture in. This will give your dessert some added texture and a unique coffee-soaked flavor.

6. Avocado Pudding: Replace the chocolate chips with one avocado in the pudding recipe for a healthier twist. Blend all ingredients together, pour mixture into individual cups, then refrigerate until set.

7. Decadent Coffee Pudding Cake: Use cake mix instead of pudding mix to create a hybrid cake/pudding dessert that’s sure to please everyone at the table.

These substitutions and variations are just suggestions – feel free to get creative and come up with your own unique concoctions!

Serving and Pairing

 The ultimate combination of rich chocolate and bold coffee flavors
The ultimate combination of rich chocolate and bold coffee flavors

When it comes to serving and pairing my coffee chocolate pudding treats, I have a few suggestions that are sure to enhance the flavors and textures of this dessert dish. Since this recipe is all about the decadent combination of coffee and chocolate, I recommend pairing it with something light and refreshing to help balance out the richness.

One of my favorite serving options is to top each pudding cup with a dollop of Cool Whip or whipped cream. The coolness of the topping will add a nice contrast to the warm and gooey pudding. For an extra special touch, you can sprinkle a bit of cocoa powder or ground nutmeg on top.

These coffee chocolate pudding treats also pair wonderfully with a variety of beverages. If you’re looking for something classic, a steaming cup of coffee would be perfect. You could also try serving these pudding cups alongside a frothy latte or cappuccino for an added boost of caffeine.

For those who prefer a boozy dessert, this recipe can easily be adapted to create a mocha mousse cake by layering the coffee chocolate pudding between layers of chocolate cake and lacing it with your favorite liqueur like Kahlua or Baileys. Or, you can soak some black bread in some coffee and use it to make a decadent coffee-flavored bread pudding complete with custard or ice cream.

Overall, these coffee chocolate pudding treats are a versatile dessert that can be served with just about anything. Whether you’re looking for an easy dessert for your next party or in search of creative dessert ideas that pack a punch with coffee flavor, this recipe is sure to please!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A decadent dessert that packs a punch of energy
A decadent dessert that packs a punch of energy

If you’re short on time but still want to impress your guests with a decadent coffee dessert, the good news is that you can prepare these coffee chocolate pudding treats ahead of time. You can assemble the desserts and chill them in the fridge for up to 24 hours before serving.

When it comes to storing leftovers, they will keep well in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days. This makes them a great option if you want to have a sweet treat ready and waiting for you during the week.

To reheat these pudding treats, simply warm them up in the microwave or heat them gently in the oven until they are hot throughout. The dessert will still taste delicious even after reheating it, but be sure not to overcook it, or it might become a bit tough.

These coffee chocolate pudding treats are so easy to make and store that you could even prepare a big batch ahead of time to enjoy as a quick and satisfying dessert throughout the week. So go ahead and indulge in this decadent coffee treat without any guilt!

Tips for Perfect Results

 Get your fix of both coffee and chocolate in every spoonful
Get your fix of both coffee and chocolate in every spoonful

Now that you have all the ingredients and know-how to make this mouth-watering coffee chocolate pudding, let me give you some tips for achieving the perfect results.

Firstly, when whisking or blending the pudding mix, use skim milk. It is lower in fat and calories than whole milk or cream, and it still gives a good texture and flavor to your dessert. To make it even creamier, you can use half-and-half instead of skim milk.

Secondly, when adding instant coffee crystals to the recipe, dissolve them first in boiling water. This ensures that they are fully mixed into the pudding and won’t create any lumps or gritty texture. You can also add more or fewer coffee crystals depending on your taste preference.

Thirdly, if you want to reduce the amount of sugar in your dessert, use sugar-free chocolate pudding mix instead of regular. You can also replace brown sugar with granulated sweetener or honey, but keep in mind that it can affect the taste and texture of your coffee chocolate pudding.

Fourthly, when making substitutions or variations, be mindful of their impact on the overall recipe. For example, if you use non-fat milk instead of skimmed milk, it could affect the richness of the dessert. So experiment with different ingredients carefully!

Lastly, when reheating leftovers, add a splash of milk to prevent drying out and restore its creamy consistency. Reheat slowly over low heat while stirring continuously to avoid scorching the mixture. If you want to add more flavor to your leftover coffee chocolate pudding, top it off with whipped cream or a dash of cocoa powder before serving.

These tips will help ensure that your coffee chocolate pudding comes out perfect every time, so go ahead and indulge in this decadent dessert!

Bottom Line

And there you have it – an indulgent coffee dessert that will leave you wanting more. The Coffee Chocolate Pudding Treats recipe is easy to make and perfect for those who love the combination of chocolate and coffee.

Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply craving something sweet, this recipe is sure to satisfy your cravings. With its perfect blend of creamy chocolate and strong coffee flavors, this tantalizing dessert will leave you wanting more.

So what are you waiting for? Get in the kitchen and whip up these decadent treats today. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you later. And don’t forget to experiment with different variations to personalize this recipe and make it your own.

At the end of the day, nothing beats a delicious homemade dessert made with love. And with the Coffee Chocolate Pudding Treats recipe, you can create a mouth-watering masterpiece that is sure to impress anyone who tries it.

Coffee Chocolate Pudding Treats

Coffee Chocolate Pudding Treats Recipe

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine Fusion
Calories 166.3 kcal


  • 1 package chocolate flavor instant pudding and pie filling mix (you can use vanilla if you prefer)
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee crystals
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (substitute hot cocoa powder if you're using vanilla pudding)
  • 1 3/4 cups skim milk
  • 4 tablespoons Cool Whip
  • 1 tablespoon toasted slivered almonds


  • In a medium mixing bowl, dissolve the coffee crystals and nutmeg.
  • Mix in the vanilla (or cocoa powder).
  • Add the pudding mix and prepare as directed on the box.
  • Pour into dessert cups and refridgerate for 3-24 hours.
  • Add a dollop of cool whip and some toasted almonds to each cup just prior to serving.
  • Alternately, you can freeze the pudding-coffee mix in paper cups or popsicle molds and serve them as icepops!

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 139gCalories: 166.3kcalCarbohydrates: 29.7gProtein: 5.4gFat: 2.8gSaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 2.1mgSodium: 418.6mgFiber: 1.2gSugar: 18g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Dessert, Easy, Healthy, Low Cholesterol, Low Protein, Refrigerator, Weeknight
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