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Lisa’s Espresso Pudding

Espresso Pudding This Espresso Pudding is typical of Northern Italy, where the winters begin early and the snow can be late to thaw. It’s also a perfectly decadent dessert for a winter afternoon with a coffee or tea. Treat yourself to this Espresso Pudding as we begin to celebrate the holiday season, and even all year round! Watch Lisa make this dessert on the Lisa’s Italian Kitchen YouTube channel here. Buon Appetito e Tutti a Tavola!

Lisa’s Espresso Pudding Ingredients:

Espresso Pudding

4 cups whole milk

3 large eggs

1 cup sugar

1 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened

1/2 cup espresso

Lisa’s Espresso Pudding Directions:

Pour the milk into a medium saucepan, and heat over medium heat for 3-4 minutes, while whisking in one egg at a time.

Espresso Pudding

Whisk in the sugar, stirring it until it dissolves, followed by the cocoa powder and the espresso.

Espresso Pudding

Pour the mixture into 8 small ramekins or pretty wineglasses. Cover each ramekin or wineglass with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours before serving the pudding.

Espresso Pudding



  • Lisa Caponigri

    Lisa Caponigri is the author of This is Sunday Dinner and Whatever Happened to Sunday Dinner?, published by Sterling Epicure. Both of Lisa's cookbooks brim with her memories of living in Italy, both as a child and as an adult raising her own family, anecdotes about her family, regional and seasonal Italian specialties, and all the advice needed to get a spectacular Sunday Dinner on the table, every Sunday of the year. She has developed a line of prepared foods and sauces called Lisa’s Italian Kitchen. Lisa debuted on HSN and has appeared on QVC. She has also appeared on a variety of television programs, including Seattle's New Day Northwest, Good Morning Toronto, Chicago's WGNLunchbreak, and New England Cooks, to name a few. Lisa is frequently consulted as an expert in Italian lifestyle and food. Lisa Caponigri lives in South Bend, IN and travels frequently to Italy to research the latest in "la dolce vita". Visit to learn more about Lisa!

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