For a very rich and decadent thick custard, this recipe uses double cream and 8 egg yolks!


  • 500 ml Milk

  • 500 ml Double cream

  • 8 egg yolks

  • 225 g Sugar

  • 2 Vanilla pod


  • 1.

    Bring milk and cream to boil with half the sugar and scraped vanilla pods. Whisk yolks and rest of sugar together. Pour half the milk into yolks, mix and pour back into milk. Cook out over low heat. Pass through a sieve and refrigerate.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (12 servings)

  • Energy 274kj
  • Fat Total 19g
  • Saturated Fat 11g
  • Protein 3g
  • Carbohydrate 22g
  • Sugar 22g
  • Sodium 39mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Posted by ValentineReport
What I wanted was a an old fashioned Custard for my Christmas Pudding and I have gone for ths one along with Darren's Christmas Pudding. Both dishes are first time for me.
The Pudding has turned out a treat and now for the custard.