Easy Vanilla Custard by Nielsen-Massey

  • Total Time

    10m
  • Serves

    4
  • Skill Level

    Easy
  • Dietary Needs

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A simple yet silky smooth homemade vanilla custard can be served warm or chilled and is the perfect accompaniment to any dessert. Flavoured with delicious Nielsen-Massey vanilla bean paste, the little flecks of vanilla give this custard a luxurious look and taste. This easy custard only takes 10 minutes to make and is sure to become a regular in your baking repertoire – who can resist real homemade custard? Not us! Once you've mastered the technique, you can use it in a number of recipes. Check out our custard recipes for more inspiration.

Method

  1. Heat the cream in a saucepan over a medium heat until it reaches boiling point.

  2. In a separate bowl, beat together the caster sugar, vanilla bean paste, egg yolks and cornflour until light and fluffy.  

  3. Carefully pour half of the warmed cream in with the egg mixture and blend together.

  4. Add the egg mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining cream and heat gently for 1-2 minutes, continuously stirring until the custard begins to thicken.

  5. Once thickened, serve the custard immediately or allow to cool and chill in the fridge,  if serving the custard cold.

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