Vanilla Custard with Strawberries

Vanilla Custard

This creamy custard with vanilla taste is a real dutch tradition!
Servings 4 people
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • Cooking pan
  • Whisk


  • 4 Egg yolks
  • 20 gram Cornstarch
  • 750 ml Milk
  • 100 gram Sugar
  • ½ Vanilla bean (or use extract or vanilla sugar)


  • Whisk the 2 eggs, the cornstarch and a few tablespoons of the milk until well combined.
  • Heat up the rest of the milk, sugar and vanilla. Make sure the sugar dissolves into the mixture.
  • Once warm, add 2 big spoons of the warmed milk mixture to the cold egg mixture and whisk well and fast.
  • Once combined; pour everything in the cooking pan and keep whisking to make sure the mixture stays in movement and doesn't burn on the bottom of the pan.
  • If the mixture is cooking, it needs to cook for another 4 minutes. So unfortunately no time to relax, make sure you keep whisking at all times.
  • When you had you're workout, pour the warm mixture through a fine sieve into a cold bowl. Cover the custard with some plastic foil and let the mixture get completely cold in the refrigerator.
  • Serve the custard with some seasonal fruits after the main dish. It doesn't get more Dutch than this..
Course: Dessert, Sweet
Cuisine: Dutch
Keyword: Comforting, Dairy, Dessert, Eggs

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