Czech Republic Comfort Food Recipe for Coffee Pudding: Easy and Enjoyable Coffee Dessert

by DerdriuMarriner

Coffee pudding (Kávový pudink) is a popular dessert in the Czech Republic. Easy to make, pleasantly aromatic, and deliciously satisfying: comfort food at its easy, tasty best.

Coffee is popular as a beverage and as a recipe ingredient in the Czech Republic.

A special favorite is coffee pudding (kávový pudink), from aromatically, flavorfully brewed coffee.

Coffee and pudding, both highly prized as comfort food, pair fragrantly and unforgettably together in this easy, simply satisfying recipe.

An exquisite cappuccino (one-third coffee, one-third milk, one-third foam) is reminiscent of coffee pudding topped with cream.

European café coffee culture at Prague Zoo
European café coffee culture at Prague Zoo

Czech coffee culture


Europe's famed coffee culture flourishes in the Czech Republic, where coffee is appreciated as a beverage of choice in dining experiences at home and away from home. Dining establishments abound, with café environments for every style, from casual to elegant to rustic. At home, coffee quenches thirst and provides ambience through its appreciated status in Czech cuisine as a beverage and as a flavor-filled ingredient in family recipes.

Coffee Pudding (kávový pudink) exemplifies the easy versatility of coffee as comfort food in the Czech Republic.

This caffeinated has an innate elegance which is enhanced through presentation in the beautiful ceramic and glass goblets and dinnerware which are specialties of the Czech Republic's artistically creative and traditionally-trained artisans.


Recipe for Coffee Pudding (kávový pudink)

Prep time 5 min  -  Total time 20 min
Ingredients for 6 servings
Depending upon portion size, yields 4 to 6 servings.

After stovetop preparation, allow 1 to 2 hours for chilling in refrigerator.

Recipe  5.0/5 Stars (34 Votes)



1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

3 Tablespoons cornstarch

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 cup half-and-half

1 cup freshly brewed coffee

2 teaspoons vanilla extract




1. In a saucepan combine cornstarch, salt, and sugars.

  • Slowly add in half-and-half, whisking vigorously until smoothly blended.

2. Place on burner set at medium heat.

  • Stirring constantly, add in coffee.
  • When mixture begins to thicken, usually in about 3 to 5 minutes, reduce heat to low.
  • Continue to stir and bring to a simmer until mixture thickens noticeably.

3. Remove from burner.

  • Whisk in vanilla extract.
  • Allow to cool, stirring occasionally to discourage skin.
    • (Skin is the thickened layer formed on the surface by coagulation of milk proteins and uneven temperature of milk as it cools.)

4. Pour into small (3-cup) serving bowl or into 4 to 6 small ramekins, dessert dishes, or dessert glasses.

  • Set in refrigerator until chilled, usually 1 to 2 hours.
    • Note:  For those who do not care for skin on pudding:  Plastic wrap placed directly onto surface of pudding discourages skin formation by preventing evaporation of water in milk and keeping surface moist.


Served chilled. May be topped with whipped cream.


Servings: 4 – 6.


Czech cuisine appreciates versatility of coffee as beverage and as recipe ingredient.

Ebel Coffee House, Prague
Ebel Coffee House, Prague



My special thanks to talented artists and photographers/concerned organizations who make their fine images available on the internet.


Image Credits


European café coffee culture at Prague Zoo: elPadawan, CC BY SA 2.0, via Flickr @[email protected]/2890525151/

Ebel Coffee House, Prague: klndonnelly, CC BY 2.0, via Flickr @[email protected]/157397536/


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Updated: 09/19/2022, DerdriuMarriner
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DerdriuMarriner on 10/21/2014

VioletteRose, It's completely possible to try coffee pudding whenever you want, according to your schedule, because it is so easy to prepare. Coffee pudding is comfort food at its best: delicious and easy.

VioletteRose on 10/21/2014

This sounds too delicious, I would love to try it right now if possible!

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