Coffee lovers won't be able to resist this lovely custard flavored with espresso powder. If you prefer, use decaf espresso powder or instant coffee.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- cinnamon, ground
- 1 medium lemon
rind twists, for garnish
In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, sugar substitute, espresso powder or instant coffee, and vanilla until well blended. Pour into 4 (6-ounce) custard cups or ramekins and place cups in a deep skillet.
Fill the skillet with water to 1/2" from the tops of the custard cups. Bring water to a simmer over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Carefully remove the cups from the pan, cover custards with plastic wrap (it can touch), and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight. When ready to serve, garnish with cinnamon and lemon twists.