Creamy Custard Dessert Recipe

This delightful creamy custard dessert is the perfect treat to satisfy your sweet cravings. Its smooth texture and rich flavor will leave you wanting more. Follow these simple instructions to create this decadent dessert at home.


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Fresh berries or fruit (optional, for serving)
  • Mint leaves (optional, for garnish)


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the whole milk over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Do not boil.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, egg yolks, cornstarch, vanilla extract, and salt until well combined and smooth.
  3. Slowly pour about 1/2 cup of the hot milk into the egg mixture, whisking constantly to temper the eggs.
  4. Gradually add the tempered egg mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining hot milk, whisking constantly.
  5. Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon or spatula, until it thickens and coats the back of the spoon, about 5-7 minutes. Be careful not to let it boil.
  6. Once the custard has thickened, remove it from the heat and strain it through a fine mesh sieve into a clean bowl to remove any lumps.
  7. Cover the surface of the custard with plastic wrap to prevent a skin from forming, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until chilled and set.
  8. To serve, divide the custard into individual serving dishes and garnish with fresh berries or fruit and mint leaves, if desired.
  9. Enjoy your creamy custard dessert chilled as a delightful treat any time of the day!

Note: You can customize this recipe by adding a hint of your favorite flavorings such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or citrus zest to the custard mixture for extra depth of flavor.

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