Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This vanilla sauce goes great with bread pudding or ice cream, for the best taste use pure vanilla extract for this only!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Scald the cream with 1/2 cup milk in a heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  2. Add in the sugar and a pinch of salt; mix to combine until no sugar granules remain.
  3. Dissolve the cornstarch in the remaining 2 tablespoons COLD milk in a small cup.
  4. Stir it into the cream mixture and bring to a boil over low heat, whisking constantly.
  5. Continue boiling and whisking until the sauce thickens, about 3 minutes.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in butter, vanilla and nutmeg.
  7. Allow the sauce to cool slightly before serving.
  8. Delicious!
Most Helpful

As always, Kittencal...another amazing recipe!!! When I want a recipe that is spot on delicious and isn't over complicated I always pull up your recipe list. This sauce was unbelievably simply and OH so yummy!!

Vega Girl October 20, 2012

It was great on apple dumplings. Thanks for the recipe!

bdankanich October 17, 2009

Pretty good; I made a half recipe and left out the nutmeg. (Had accidentally put too much nutmeg in the bread pudding.) It never did come to a boil, so I just took it off when it became thick and I think I got it a little too thick. Would have to try again; I probably messed it up somewhere!

StacyMD187373 August 02, 2009