How To Make Easy Homemade Vanilla Custard Recipe
Custard is a great snack or dessert for the whole family. Not only does custard taste great, but it’s packed with the goodness of milk including calcium and protein.
Traditional custard mixture is thickened by either starch or egg proteins. The consistency of custard will depend on the quantity of eggs or starch, the type of milk and the cooking method. My whole family like this delicious dish.
- 2 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Have eggs ready in a bowl, and set aside where it will be within reach.
Using a whisk, combine milk, sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan over medium heat on stove-top. Allow milk to scald (heat to the point when tiny bubbles form around edges of pan). Whisk occasionally to prevent cornstarch from clumping on bottom edges of pan.
Remove milk mixture from heat, preferably to a burner that’s turned off.
Mix about 2 tablespoons of scalded milk mixture into eggs using whisk, then introduce eggs into milk mixture in a slow stream, whisking milk mixture constantly.
Immediately return pan to heat and whisk gently until custard thickens, another two or three minutes. Do not allow to boil. (If you find that you have egg white strands in custard, feel free to pass it through a fine-mesh sieve into a different bowl now.)
Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla.