Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

A simple dessert custard. Serve with some fresh fruit or canned. Can be made suitable for a gluten-free diet by ensuring the cornflour/cornstarch used is gluten-free. Ready in less than 10 minutes and can be served warm or cold as desired

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch (cornflour)
  • 600 ml milk (1 pint) or 600 ml low-fat milk (1 pint)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons cream or 2 tablespoons light cream
  • 100 g ground almonds (3.5 oz, almond meal)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla essence


  1. Blend the cornstarch with a little of the milk. Add the remaining milk.
  2. Add the egg and cream, whisk well.
  3. Pour the mixture into a small saucepan and stir constantly over a low heat until the custard thicks. DO NOT BOIL as your mixture may curdle.
  4. Alternately, instead of the saucepan mixture-you can use the micro-wave. Use medium low heat and stir at 1 minute intervals until the custard thickens.
  5. Stir in the ground almonds, vanilla and sugar.
  6. Serve warm or cold as desired.
Most Helpful

5 5

I cooked it in the microwave. That made it easier. The taste is so good. It's perfectly sweet, not too much. Thanks Jubes :) Made for the Australian recipe swap for February 2012