Boiled custard is a delicious dessert drink that is perfect for the holiday season. It will make you feel warm and lovely on the inside as you drink it.
When I was a child, boiled custard was a part of our holidays every year. It was in the grocery store next to the eggnog. In the beginning, I thought it tasted just like melted vanilla ice cream. It wasn’t until I became more interested in cooking and baking later that I found out that’s pretty much what it is, too!
Boiled custard recipe
This recipe is all about the combination of simple ingredients to create something magical in the kitchen. The fact that it is so popular during the holidays is no surprise. All you need is eggs, milk, cream sugar, vanilla, and a little bit of spare time on your hands to make this delicious dessert.
Once you learn how to time this recipe, you’ll be making it every year. For hundreds of years, people have been making this. Family and friends will love it. For a moment, time seems to stand still and the taste and texture make you feel like you’re in a blissful state.
As long as you’ve made your own frozen treats with an egg-yolk base, you’ve made the Boiling custard. You don’t have to add the custard to the churner at all. Instead, you just pour it into a glass and drink it up.
What is BOILED CUSTARD?
A delicious dessert drink, the boiled custard is especially good around the holidays when you’re craving something sweet and creamy. The traditional method of making it is to use whole milk, double cream, and egg yolks, as well as vanilla flavoring to give it that beautiful, rich taste.
Variations and Additions
Even though the standard recipe for boiled custard is delicious on its own, you can try adding different ingredients and flavors to make the drink your own. Here are some things you could try:
Chocolate Lover’s Delight: For a sweet twist, add cocoa powder or melted chocolate to the custard base.
Spiced Sensation: Mix warm spices like cinnamon, cloves, or cardamom into the milk and cream.
Nutty Infusion: Stir in a tablespoon of your favorite nut butter, like almond or peanut, to give the custard a nutty taste.
Citrus Zest: Grate some lemon or orange peel and add it to the custard to give it a bit of freshness.
Feel free to get artistic and try different flavors to see what you like.
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How to make BOILED CUSTARD
Boiled custard Recipe
- 500 ml double cream (500ml =2 cups)
- 500 ml whole milk (500ml =2 cups)
- 10 ml vanilla paste or extract (10ml =2 tsp)
- 125 ml granulated sugar (125ml = 1/2 cup)
- 5 large egg yolks
- whipped cream optional
- Add the cream, milk, and vanilla to a saucepan and mix well. Boil then turn off the heat.
- Mix the sugar and egg yolks in a large bowl until they are pale in color and double in size.
- Temper the hot milky mixture into the sugar yolk mixture by slowly adding about 60ml (1/4 cup) at a time, whisking to spread the heat. The milky mixture should be mixed in with half of it. Then, add the rest of it back into the saucepan.
- Place the saucepan on a low flame. Keep stirring until the mixture is the consistency of a pancake, or 80°C (180°F) on a kitchen thermometer.
- Remove the custard from the heat and pour it into a large bowl. Mix it well. Then, put the bowl in icy water and stir it until the custard is cold.
- You can drink it when it has cooled to the proper serving temperature.
- Grate some nutmeg over the whipped cream before serving. Enjoy!
There are many ways to enjoy boiled custard. Here are some ways to serve food that will improve your dining experience:
Hot or cold: Custard that has been boiled can be served either hot or cold. Warm custard can be comforting and warm in the winter, while chilled custard is great for hot summer days.
Pairing with Desserts: Top pies, cakes, or puddings with boiled custard. It’s smooth texture and sweet taste go well with many treats.
A festive treat is boiled custard, which is often served at holiday parties. Serve it with gingerbread cookies, fruitcakes, or other holiday classics.
Boiled custard is good for your health
Even though boiled custard is definitely a treat, it does have some health benefits:
Protein and Calcium: Eggs and milk have a lot of protein and calcium, which are important for keeping bones and muscles strong.
Rich in nutrients: Custard that has been boiled has important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin D, vitamin B12, and riboflavin.
Satisfying and energizing: The protein, fat, and carbs in boiled custard can make you feel full and give you the energy that lasts.
But you should only eat boiled custard in small amounts because it is high in calories and sugar.
Inspired : Neanie’s Texas Kitchen