Old-Fashioned Vanilla Custard

by 247tasty

A velvety, smooth homemade Vanilla Custard is a staple, great to serve with fresh berries or cinnamon. Place a scoop in a bowl and top with fresh berries for a light, healthy, and refreshing breakfast. It is amazing served warm for a snack, too. At first, it is intimidating and looks like a little hard work to make but it’s actually pretty simple. Whip up a batch, and you’ll end up making it again and again because it’s so good and anything top with sweet cream a is a happy booster. Old-Fashioned Vanilla Custard is on my favorite list, and why not? It is a must, can be eaten plain, is used in creme brulee, and other baked desserts. And vanilla goes along with just about anything! Top it with crumbled cookies, crushed candy, fresh fruit, fresh mint, or chocolate chips which are few of my favorite vanilla toppings. I love adding some flavor to it after I finish making the custard, like espresso, coffee, or almond extract, even freshly ground nutmeg or cinnamon. Amazing right?


1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup whole milk
4 egg yolks
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
¼ cup granulated sugar

How to make Old-Fashioned Vanilla Custard

Step 1: Combine the milk, heavy cream, and vanilla extract in a saucepan over medium heat and make sure to continuously stir the mixture for 5 minutes. Once the mixture is hot but not boiling, remove the saucepan from the heat.

Step 2: Place the egg yolks, cornstarch, and sugar in a large resistant bowl. Whisk until well blended.

Step 3: Carefully and gradually pour the hot cream mixture over the egg yolk mixture. Make sure to whisk the mixture constantly so the eggs will not scramble.

Step 4: Transfer the custard mixture back to the first saucepan. Cook over low heat and stir for 8 to 10 minutes until the mixture thickened. Do not bring the mixture to a boil or the custard will curdle.

Step 5: Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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