Perfect every time low fat homemade custard

    15 min

    This is my recipe for homemade custard. It is low fat as it uses skimmed milk, and it is a doddle to make in just 5 or 6 minutes and turns out perfect every time. Even great to make ahead, then chill in the fridge and warm up in the microwave... absolutely yummy!

    Sussex, England, UK
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    Serves: 4 

    • 600ml (1 pint) skimmed milk
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 tablespoons cornflour
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. Heat the milk on the stove in a saucepan, until it is almost boiling.
    2. Whilst the milk is warming, whisk up the 2 eggs with the cornflour and sugar until it is lump free (literally takes about 30 seconds).
    3. When the milk is almost boiling, add it to the bowl of egg mixture and stir.
    4. Pour it all back into the saucepan and onto the hob, heat gently for a couple of minutes whilst stirring all the time, until it thickens (depending on how thick you like your custard).
    5. Once it is the desired consistency, just add the vanilla extract and stir in - absolutely yummy!


    To alter the consistency, or depending on how runny you like your custard, just add more milk whilst heating at the end. Stores brilliantly in the fridge, and then it can just be heated in the microwave, using a little extra milk to thin it slightly. It never fails, always turns out completely yummy.

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    Lovely custard I only added 25gms of sugar and it was perfect and used semi skimmed milk .  -  30 Aug 2015


    I made this for two so I halved the quantities, still found it to be far too sweet. Will try again with a lot less sugar. Thanks for sharing. X  -  28 Jul 2015


    Oh wow just made this custard and it is lovely. I am never going to buy custard again . Thank you  -  08 May 2016