Spanish Natillas

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Alskann

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

Top Review by MomLuvs6

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a