No-Bake Chocolate Custard Pudding

I have been staying away from making desserts for quite some time now! However, I could not refrain from it for too long, my hands were itching to make something every time I open the fridge or pantry, non-stop drooling when I see delicious desserts posted by fellow bloggers, social media feeds were raining with cakes and scoops and sweets due the holiday season...eventually, I became so disoriented, forgetful, lethargic, fatigued, and totally disinterested in anything, and then I found myself reading this... and a voice inside me said that I will get better if I have one small tiny scoop of it..definitely. I went right into the kitchen to make it the very day! 

This pudding recipe is absolutely lazy friendly so much that it can't get any easier! I had the most wonderful weekend devouring this creamy chocolate custard pudding with a dash of cream cheese and cinnamon! An instant mood lifter! 

Ingredients used to make No-Bake Chocolate Custard Pudding

  • Biscuits/Cookies - Any thin tea biscuits like Marie, Ulker, Leibniz, milk bikies, etc
  • Coffee decoction - Instant or filter or espresso 
  • Milk - I have used full-fat cow's milk, but you may use any other milk of choice 
  • Custard Powder - This makes life easy but if you want to make your own custard from scratch, then refer to my Vanilla Pudding recipe in this post
  • Cocoa Powder - I have used Hershey's unsweetened cocoa powder, you may use any that you have
  • Sugar - I have used a mix of white and brown, but you can use all white or all brown. You may also replace it with sugar-free options like stevia and erythritol or cane sugar etc. 
  • Whipping cream - I had used dream whip powder but you can totally use whipping cream and sugar instead
  • Cream cheese spread - I have used this to add creaminess to the whipped cream, you may use any Nutella to make it even more chocolatier
a super easy, quick to put together in no time... only time is chilling for at least 2 hours. 

This yields for two too sweet-toothed! maybe one more person, if you are willing to share.

No-Bake Chocolate Pudding 


For the base:
  • 1 small packet of tea biscuits (100 g)
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 teaspoons of instant coffee 
For the chocolate sauce:
  • 2 cups of full-fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons of custard powder
  • 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar 
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (or make it all white sugar)
For the top layer:
  • A half packet of  Dream whip powder (around  6 teaspoons or 18g) 
  • 60ml cold milk
  • Or feel free to use 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon of cream cheese spread


Prepare the Chocolate Custard Sauce:
  1. Add the custard powder, cocoa powder and sugar into a deep saucepan
  2. Stir in the milk and whisk until smooth on medium flame
  3. Bring to boil and reduce to low flame and keep stirring till the mixture thickens
  4. Switch off and let it cool completely
Prepare the biscuit base:
  1. Make the coffee decoction in a bowl by adding the instant coffee and hot water 
  2. Dip each biscuit in the coffee and place them on the base of your pudding dish - I used a 7" square dish 
  3. Break a few biscuits and fill the empty spaces
  4. Pour the remaining coffee on the biscuit base and set it aside
Prepare the second layer:
  1. Reserve a tablespoon of the chocolate custard sauce 
  2. Pour the remaining cooled sauce on top of the biscuit base and spread evenly using the back of a spoon 
  3. Poke all over with a fork
For the topping:
  1. Add the whipping powder and cold milk in a bowl, with an electric whisker, beat for 2 to 3 minutes on high until it thickens, then add in the cream cheese and beat again for another minute
  2. Spread the whipped cream on top of the chocolate custard
  3. Sprinkle the reserved sauce and use a fork and decorate or spread them randomly 
  4. Cover with cling film and chill for a couple of hours 
  5. Be ready to plunge and devour!
Note: You may use whipping cream and sugar instead of dream whip. 


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