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egg custard without custard powder recipe

Custard Without Custard Powder - How To Make Custard Without Custard Powder

Easy egg custard recipe without using custard powder. This is simple and delicious when enjoyed warm or chilled and can be used as a base for other custard based desserts like puddings, ice creams etc.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword custard without custard powder, easy egg custard, homemade custard recipe without cream
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 242kcal


  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 6 tablespoons sugar adjust according to preference


  • Whisk the eggs in a bowl.
  • Add 2 cups of milk to the whisked eggs and whisk again to make a smooth egg milk mixture. I recommend straining this mixture through a good quality strainer in case the mixture is not very smooth.
  • In a small bowl, add the cornstarch and ½ cup of milk, mix very well to form the cornstarch base without any lumps.
  • Add the remaining ½ cup of milk to the cornstarch mixture and mix well to form a smooth mixture.
  • Add this cornstarch milk mixture to the egg milk mixture, mix everything very well, you can use the balloon whisk for the best possible consistency.
  • Transfer the contents to a medium sized saucepan, add in the sugar and vanilla essence, stir everything well and bring the mixture to a boil by cooking in medium heat, stirring continuously using a good wooden spoon or use a good quality steel spatula.
  • Stirring continuously, cook the mixture in medium heat until the mixture is creamy. Mine took around 8 to 9 minutes to reach the desired consistency. You do not need to cook it further as the custard will further thicken a bit as it cools down. Once the custard is done, switch off the stove and keep the saucepan away from heat.
  • Whisk the custard again using a balloon whisk for the best, smooth and creamy texture.
  • You can check the sugar and if needed, you can add more sugar and vanilla essence to the custard, mix again very well using a balloon whisk.
  • Let the custard cool down, and once it is cooled, it is ready to be used as you like, either warm or chilled or use as a base for other recipes.


Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 276mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Calcium: 221mg | Iron: 0.5mg