Homemade Spanish Custard

Homemade custard, or natillas, belongs to the wide range of desserts that my grandmother used to make us. Therefore, when I eat this homemade dessert, it reminds me of my childhood.

I remember when we used to go to my grandmother’s house for Sunday lunch. I was very happy visiting my grandmother. First, I loved enjoying quality time with her. In addition, I knew what dessert was going to be served after every Sunday meal: natillas!

She always made us this dessert because she knew we all loved it.

When I started making natillas for the first time, I realised that it was easier than I thought. It was delicious, almost as much as my grandmother’s custard.

It is a very easy dessert to make since it is made of simple ingredients such as milk and eggs. You can give your own touch by flavouring it to your taste, with either just a cinnamon stick, or two lemon peels or one lemon peel and one orange peel. In Spain we like to give it a citrus aroma.

By the way, remember to peel the lemon and orange peels without the white part.

How To Make Spanish Homemade Custard

1. First step: to flavour the milk. In a saucepan, add 800 ml. of milk and one cinnamon stick. Put it over medium-high heat until it starts to boil. Pour the rest of the milk in a glass (200 ml.).

2. Meanwhile, add one spoonful of cornstarch into the glass of milk ( 200 ml. ) that you have set aside, and stir until dissolved.

3. In a separate bowl, beat 8 egg yolks with an electric hand mixer together with 100 grams of sugar and the glass of milk with cornstarch.

4. Once the milk mixture starts to boil, remove it from the heat.

5. Pour the milk through a strainer into the bowl with the egg yolk mixture and stir with a fork.

6. Put the mixture in a saucepan over low heat. With the help of a wooden spoon, stir continuously to prevent the mixture from boiling and the yolks from curdling.

7. You will see foam coming out, keep stirring until it disappears. When the foam is gone, the custard is done. Remove from heat.

8. Strain the custard through a sieve into a deep bowl and let it chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours until completely cooled. Et voilà! You have your custard ready to taste!

If you want to taste more of our grandmothers’ desserts that remind us of our childhood, you can try homemade recipes such as arroz con leche, egg custard, or the spanish birthday cake.

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Spanish Homemade Custard Recipe

Homemade custard is one of the wide range of desserts that my grandmother used to make. This easy recipe is made of simple ingredients such as milk and eggs.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 6 people
Calor. 237 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 litre full cream milk
  • 8 eggs
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 Maria cookie per person (optional)

Instructions
 

  • In a saucepan, add 800 ml. of milk and one cinnamon stick. Put it over medium-high heat until it starts to boil. Pour the rest of the milk in a glass (200 ml.).
  • Add one spoonful of cornstarch into the glass of milk ( 200 ml. ) and stir until it is well dissolved.
  • In a separate bowl, beat 8 egg yolks with an electric hand mixer together with the sugar and the glass of milk with cornstarch.
  • Once the milk starts to boil, remove it from the heat and pour the milk mixture through a strainer into the bowl with the egg yolk mixture and stir with a fork.
  • Pour the mixture in a saucepan over low heat. Stir continuously to keep the mixture from boiling and the yolks from curdling.
  • When you see foam coming out, keep stirring until it disappears. When the foam is gone, the custard is done. Remove from the heat.
  • Strain the custard into a deep bowl and put it to chill in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. Et voilà! You have just made Spanish custard!
KEYWORDS homemade custard, spanish custard
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Sobre Blanca

Sobre Blanca

Hi, I’m Blanca and I love desserts! By day I work as an Interior Architect and by night I’m a mother of two angels. In my spare time I make desserts and write about it on my blog.

Hi you all, we are Blanca and Víctor!

We are two dessert lovers and the way we met could not be otherwise, eating around the stove. We strive everyday to make sure that the desserts you make at your home are de-li-cious.

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