Vanilla custard

As the days grow shorter and greyer, I am all about the stews, soups and crumbles. And what goes better with crumble than… you’ve got it, vanilla custard. Growing up in Germany, for me, vanilla custard or Vanillepudding came in a blue packet. Imagine my surprise when I learned that I could easily whip it up myself with five simple ingredients most of us would have in our cupboards.


  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups lactose-free milk


Whisk together eggs, cornstarch and maple syrup. Gradually add the milk until smooth. Continue whisking while slowly heating up the mixture on the stove. As you whisk, it will thicken after a few minutes.



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