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How to Make Custard

If you want to know how to make custard with the least calories, use low-fat, fat-free or skimmed milk instead of whole milk. Some cooks prefer using organic cream as an alternative. Note that this is a recipe for traditional custard. You can also try the recipe for the Filipino custard (leche flan).
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 2
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 whole egg
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence/extract


  • Pour milk into a medium-sized pot and set the stove to medium-low heat until it starts to simmer. Stir milk to prevent burning.
  • In a separate bowl, combine cornstarch and sugar and whisk thoroughly.
  • Stir in the egg first followed by vanilla. Combine well.
  • Remove simmering milk from heat and slowly add it to egg mixture, stirring continuously.
  • Return the whole mixture back to the pot and cook on medium heat until custard is thick.


Serving: 2g