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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 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 6 people
CALORIES 256 kcal


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


  • 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!


Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 239mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 339mg | Fiber: 0.01g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Calcium: 244mg | Iron: 1mg