Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Custard recipe

Custard is a sweet sauce that goes with desserts like puddings, cakes and pastries. This easy recipe makes a lump-free custard that is good hot or cold. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.


Special Info:

Gluten free


  • 570ml milk
  • 55ml single cream
  • 1 vanilla pod or ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs, yolks only
  • 30g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp gluten-free cornflour


Bring the milk, cream and vanilla pod to simmering point slowly over a low heat. Remove the vanilla pod

Whisk the yolks, sugar and cornflour together in a bowl until well blended. Pour the hot milk and cream on to the eggs and sugar, whisking all the time with a balloon whisk.

Return to the pan, (add vanilla extract if using) and over a low heat gently stir with a wooden spatula until thickened.

Pour the custard into a jug and serve at once.


  • To keep the custard hot, stand the jug in a pan of hot water and cover the top with cling film to prevent a skin forming.
  • You can wash the vanilla pod after you've used it, dry it and store it in jar with caster sugar to make vanilla sugar.