Vanilla custard sauce

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PREP TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

15 min

Makes

1 3/4 cups

* PLUS 10 minutes cooling time
Vanilla custard sauce

Photo, Roberto Caruso.


Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups milk , divided
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • HEAT 1 1/4 cups of the milk in a medium saucepan over medium-high until it starts to simmer.
  • WHISK sugar and yolks in a medium bowl until combined. Whisk in cornstarch and salt until smooth, then whisk in remaining 1/4 cup milk.
  • SLOWLY pour hot milk into yolk mixture, whisking constantly. Pour mixture back into saucepan and set over medium-low.
  • CONTINUE cooking, whisking constantly, until mixture has thickened and coats the back of a wooden spoon, about 8 min. Stir in vanilla.
  • COOL over an ice bath, stirring, for 10 min.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 45,
  • Protein
  • 1 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7 g,
  • Fat
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 41 mg.