Vanilla custard sauce

Prep 15 min
Total 15 min
Plus 10 minutes cooling time
Makes 1 3/4 cups



1 1/2 cups
milk, divided
1 tbsp
1/4 tsp
1 tsp


  • 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.


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

Issue: November 2017

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Photo credit: Photo, Roberto Caruso.

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