Indulge in the rich and creamy goodness of homemade custard with this easy recipe. Perfect for desserts or even breakfast, this custard recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. Plus, it’s a great way to use up leftover eggs in your fridge!

Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes | Serves: 4


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional)


  1. In a saucepan, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until well combined.
  2. Slowly pour in the milk while whisking continuously to avoid scrambling the eggs.
  3. Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon (about 20-25 minutes).
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Pour the custard into serving dishes and sprinkle with nutmeg, if desired.
  6. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 160 || Fat: 6g || Carbohydrates: 20g || Protein: 6g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. Simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen
  2. Rich and creamy texture that melts in your mouth
  3. Customizable with additional flavors like cocoa or cinnamon
  4. A versatile dessert that can be enjoyed warm or cold
  5. A great way to impress guests with a homemade treat

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid overheating the custard, as it may curdle and become lumpy
  2. Avoid skipping the constant stirring to prevent the eggs from scrambling
  3. Avoid using high heat, as it can cause the custard to burn or stick to the pan
  4. Avoid adding the vanilla extract too early, as it may lose its flavor during cooking
  5. Avoid serving the custard immediately after cooking, as it needs time to set in the refrigerator

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