Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
I have not tried this recipe. I got this recipe from Martha Stewart Living magazine.
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved
- 1 pinch salt
- 4 large egg yolks
- 1⁄4 cup cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- Bring milk, 1/4 cup sugar, the vanilla bean and seeds, and salt to a simmer in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
- Whisk egg yolks and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a medium bowl. Whisk in cornstarch, 1 tablespoon at a time. Ladle 1/2 cup hot milk mixture into yolk mixture whisking. Add remaining milk mixture, 1/2 cup at a time. Pour mixture into pan; heat, whisking constantly, until mixture comes to a simmer and has thickened, about 2 minutes. Discard vanilla bean.
- Transfer mixture to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add butter; mix on medium speed until butter has melted and mixture has cooled, about 5 minutes. Remove bowl; place plastic wrap directly on surface to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate until cold, at least 2 hours (up to 2 days).