Home-Made Custard


  • 2 cups of milk of choice
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup of cornstarch
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • Rind of 1 small lemon


  • Add milk to a sauce pan on low to medium heat.
  • Add cornstarch (through a sieve to prevent clumps) and sugar. Stir vigorously with a whisk throughout the whole process.
  • Immediately add lemon rind and vanilla essence as you continue to stir.
  • Just prior to the milk reaching boiling point, add whole egg and continue to stir
  • The mixture will begin to thicken. Continue cooking for 2-3 minutes for a runnier custard, or 5-6 minutes for a cream-like consistency
  • Store in fridge and serve cold.