Homemade Custard Recipe

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Homemade Custard
Homemade Custard

This makes about 1 litre of custard. It really is simplicity itself and so much better than anything shop bought.

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Homemade Custard


Homemade Custard recipe. So easy to make, and miles better than anything shop bought.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: British
Keyword: christmas
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 Makes about 1 litre
Calories: 406kcal
Author: Azlin Bloor


  • 500 ml whole milk
  • 600 ml double cream
  • 8 egg yolks save the whites for a meringue?
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp cornflour
  • 1 vanilla pod


  • Heat the milk and cream on medium-high heat.
  • Add the vanilla pod and half the sugar to the milk mixture and bring it to a simmer. Scrape the vanilla seeds into the milk mixture.
  • Take it off the heat and let it cool as you attend to the eggs.
  • Whisk the egg yolks in a mixing bowl with the rest of the sugar and cornflour until pale looking.
  • Very slowly, add the milk to the egg yolks, whisking all the time.
  • Transfer everything back into the saucepan and heat it very gently, until it thickens, about 5 minutes.


If not using immediately, cover with clingfilm, letting the film touch the surface of the custard, cool then refrigerate.
I have made this up to 2 days in advance. Reheat on low heat or in microwave.


Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 304mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1463IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 1mg
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