Easy Homemade Custard for Trifles recipe

This is a speedy homemade custard recipe that tastes absolutely delicious. Try it next time you make a trifle.


  • 350ml milk
  • 200g whipping cream
  • 50g sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 25g corn-flour

Method of Preparation:

  1. Slice open the vanilla pod and scrape out the seeds with the back of a knife.

  2. Mix together the egg yolk, corn-flour and a little bit of the milk until smooth.

  3. Put the remaining milk, whipping cream, sugar, salt and vanilla seeds into a saucepan and stir well.

  4. Bring the mixture to the boil and then quickly whisk the corn-flour mixture into the hot milk.

  5. Bring the mixture back up to the boil and then cook it for a few more minutes, until it thickens slightly. Remove from the heat and allow it to cool before using in trifles.

Author: Laura Young.

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350mlabout 1 ½ cups (1.4794 cups based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
200gabout 7 oz (7.0546 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
50gabout 2 oz (1.76365 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)
25gabout 1 oz (0.881825 oz based on 0.035273 ounces in a gram)


Published: March 28, 2011