If you’re in the mood for a delicious dessert but want to keep things simple and healthy, this milk and Nescafé treat is perfect for you. With no need for gelatine, an oven, or added sugar, this dessert is easy to make and absolutely delightful. Here’s how to create this wonderful dessert.

Why Milk and Nescafé?

**1. Simple Ingredients: With just milk and Nescafé, you have the basics for a rich and creamy dessert.

**2. Naturally Sweet: Using the natural sweetness of milk and the rich flavor of Nescafé eliminates the need for added sugar.

**3. No-Bake and Gelatine-Free: This dessert sets without gelatine and doesn’t require baking, making it quick and hassle-free.


  • 2 cups of milk (dairy or plant-based)
  • 2 tablespoons of Nescafé instant coffee
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Optional toppings: Cocoa powder, grated dark chocolate, or a sprinkle of cinnamon


  1. Dissolve the Coffee:
    • In a small bowl, dissolve the Nescafé in a couple of tablespoons of warm milk. Stir until fully dissolved and set aside.
  2. Prepare the Cornstarch Mix:
    • In another small bowl, mix the cornstarch with a few tablespoons of cold milk. Stir until the cornstarch is completely dissolved to avoid lumps.
  3. Heat the Milk:
    • Pour the remaining milk into a saucepan and heat over medium heat. As the milk warms, add the dissolved coffee mixture and stir well.
  4. Thicken the Mixture:
    • Slowly add the cornstarch mixture to the saucepan, stirring continuously to prevent lumps. Continue stirring until the mixture thickens to a pudding-like consistency, which should take about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add Vanilla Extract:
    • Once thickened, remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the vanilla extract for added flavor.
  6. Set and Chill:
    • Pour the mixture into serving dishes or ramekins. Let it cool to room temperature, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours to set.
  7. Serve:
    • Before serving, you can add optional toppings like a dusting of cocoa powder, grated dark chocolate, or a sprinkle of cinnamon to enhance the flavor and presentation.

Additional Tips

  • Consistency: For a thicker dessert, you can add a bit more cornstarch. For a lighter texture, reduce the amount slightly.
  • Flavor Variations: Experiment with different flavors by adding a pinch of cardamom or a dash of almond extract.
  • Storage: This dessert can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, making it a great make-ahead option.


This milk and Nescafé dessert is a wonderful way to enjoy a sweet treat without the need for gelatine, an oven, or added sugar. With its rich, creamy texture and delightful coffee flavor, it’s sure to become a favorite. Quick and easy to prepare, it’s perfect for any occasion. Give this simple recipe a try and savor the delicious results!