Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a delicious traditional Spanish dessert and is similar to cold custard, but creamier and with a hint of cinnamon.


  1. Dissolve the cornflour in 1/2 cup cold milk, stir well. Set aside.
  2. Heat the remaining milk in a saucepan with the cinnamon stick.
  3. Beat the egg yolks with the sugar.
  4. Add the cold milk mixture to the eggs and sugar.
  5. When the milk is starting to boil, remove the cinamon stick and add the mixture of flour, milk, eggs and sugar.
  6. Stir well over the heat until the custard thickens. Don't boil.
  7. Put the natillas into individual bowls or dessert glasses.
  8. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon powder.
Most Helpful

I did something wrong when cooking this custard, it didn't set. Tasted while it was still warm and it had great flavor, just didn't set. That is why it has 4 stars. The recipe sounded really good and easy to make, will try making it again and let you know how it went. Made for ZWTIII.

MomLuvs6 June 28, 2007

I love custard and had to try this one. I made half the recipe only , it is nice and creamy and just a hint of cinnamon. I didn't sprinkle extra cinnamon on top. I will be making this again.Thanks

andypandy May 30, 2007