Vanilla Custard Two Ways

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Serves: 12 x 125mL serves

Category: Sweets Misc


  • 4 medium eggs
  • 4 tablespoons cornflour
  • 6 cups reduced fat milk
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla essence



  1. Whisk eggs, cornflour and milk together in a saucepan until smooth
  2. Continue whisking on stove top on low heat until custard becomes thick and creamy
  3. Remove from heat and stir in sugar and vanilla.



  • ½ cup store bought custard powder
  • 5 cups reduced fat milk
  • 4 tablespoons caster sugar



  1. Combine custard powder and ¼ cup of the milk in a small jug, stir until smooth
  2. Place custard mixture, sugar and remaining milk in a small saucepan over medium heat
  3. Stir constantly until custard comes to the boil and thickens
  4. Simmer, stirring for one minute.



  • Add 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder at step one for chocolate custard.


Serving suggestions

  • Place custard in clear cups, top with seasonal fruit and a sprinkle of toasted coconut or granola (see the Granola crumble recipe on the WASCA website)
  • Add stewed apple or apple and rhubarb.


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