Velvety Vanilla Custard

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READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by CooksWithScissors

From "Nesting: It's a Chick Thing," by Anne Mahler Beanland and Emily Miles Terry

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a heavy medium saucepan, use a wooden spoon to combine yolks, milk and sugar. DO NOT PREHEAT SAUCEPAN.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring continuously, until the custard just coats the back of a clean metal spoon. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  3. Place saucepan in a large bowl of ice water for about 2 minutes to cool. Keep stirring!
  4. Pour custard into a bowl (or individual serving bowls) and cover surface with plastic wrap to keep a skin from forming on the surface. Chill for at least 2-3 hours. Sprinkle with fresh berries if desired, and serve.

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