My husband and I can no longer find boxed custard pudding mix so I tried this. It is easy to do and doesn't take too long. I used 2 1/2 Tbsp of corn starch and thought it was to thick. I think I would reduce that to 1 1/2 because we like to drink it hot with nutmeg. It also seemed a little bland so I added a bit more vanilla. It was good but still seems to be missing a little something, not sure what.
Mmm It is so good! I use this for my banana pudding and it is always amazing. I also like to eat it with fresh berries :)
I used this custard for filling in my Boston cream pie. It was great. Thanks for the recipe. I did use half and half instead of skim.
Grandmas always know best. This was the BEST custard I've ever had! I couldn't believe it when the next day I could still pour it out of the bowl (usually puddings turn to gel after refrig.). I used non fat evaporated milk. This will be my standard recipe for custard from now on. Thanks so much Misty Cat for posting your family recipe! Roxygirl