Updated: October 20, 2017
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2 Simple Japanese Pudding Recipes You Need To Try At Home!

Wanna trying a super popular Japanese dessert at home? Here are two simple recipes you can try: the original flavor and the matcha version. Yummm

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Japanese Pudding (Purin) プリン

Puddings are a really popular dessert in Japan! Young and old alike really love it! There are different versions of the pudding, but here we will present the no-bake version.
It's super silky and smooth so once you try this version, you'll be hooked too. It'll become your go-to dessert as it so simple, yet delicious!

What Is Japanese Pudding?

Japanese pudding would be called custard pudding, flan or crème caramel in the West. It is eaten all over the world, however, it has originated from France or Spain. It is very similar to a crème brûlée except that the caramel is soft, rather than burnt. It is plain custard cream with a caramel sauce on top.
It can be cooked in the oven or in a bain-marie.


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The recipe is incredibly simple and you probably have the necessary ingredients at hand already. It's really easy and quick to make, the longest is to let it chill for an hour or so in the fridge.


{Custard base}
-300 ml milk
-4 eggs
-40 g of sugar
-1/2 tsp of vanilla essence

-70g of sugar
-50g of water


{Caramel sauce}
1. Over medium heat, dissolve the sugar and water in a small saucepan.
2. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes. The sauce will start to thicken.
3. Turn off the heat and place the caramel sauce in 4 small ramekins

{Custard base}
1. Pour the sugar and milk in a jug, then microwave it for a minute.
2. Add the eggs and the vanilla and mix well. When you're done, strain the mixture.
3. Pour the mixture into the four molds.
4. Place the molds in a bain-marie with about 500 ml of water.
5. Bring it to a boil then turn the heat to low, put the lid on and leave it to simmer for 3
6. Turn the heat off and leave it for 15 minutes.
7. Take the molds out and let them cool
8. Refrigerate the molds for about an hour.

Japanese Matcha Pudding

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This variation uses matcha of course, but also gelatin powder so you can try making two very different versions.


- 2 and 1/2 teaspoons of matcha powder
- 40g of sugar
- 2 and 1/4 teaspoons of gelatin powder


1. In a small bowl, soak the gelatin in 2 tablespoons of water.
2. In a small pan, pour the milk and sugar over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved and
the milk is almost boiling.
3. Lower the heat, stir in the matcha. Add in the gelatin and mix until everything is
4. Pour the mixture in ramekins and let it cool down.
5. Put the moulds in the fridge for about an hour.
6. Enjoy!


Voila! You've got two variations of a delicious Japanese dessert! I hope you liked it!
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Lili Wanderlust
I love traveling and discovering new cuisines. Japan has a panoply of local dishes to try. I also love yoga, coffee, reading, and cycling.

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