I came up with this recipe after a lot of experimentation. I tried using as many methods as I could think of using different pots and heat settings. I even tried using a double boiler. Every time the result was curdled eggs. After a lot of research, I decided to try using the microwave. I can tell you that there is no other way to make custard! I've made several batches now and each one has been thick and smooth without and eggy taste. This is exactly the way custard should be and it makes for some great ice cream.