Vanilla Crème

Vanilla Crème

The French vanilla flavor blend adds a rich buttery vanilla flavor to this creamy homemade custard.

45 min. prep time
6 servings
141 Rating



1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups milk
2 teaspoons French vanilla flavoring blend*


Fresh berries, if desired
Mint leaves, if desired


Combine cornstarch and brown sugar in heavy 2-quart saucepan; stir until well mixed. Add milk and half & half; stir until well mixed.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly and scraping bottom of pan, 12-14 minutes or until mixture thickens and begins to boil. Remove from heat.

Beat egg yolks in bowl. Very slowly pour 1 1/2 cups hot milk mixture into egg yolks, whisking constantly. Slowly pour egg mixture back into hot milk mixture in saucepan, whisking constantly.

Cook over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, 2-3 minutes or until mixture thickens and begins to boil. Immediately, remove from heat. Stir in butter and French vanilla flavoring blend.

Divide custard among 6 individual serving dishes. Cover; refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until serving time. Garnish with fresh berries and mint leaves, if desired.


*Substitute 2 teaspoons vanilla.

Recipe Tip

It is important to slowly add the hot milk mixture to egg yolks and stir constantly to prevent eggs from curdling.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 270

Fat: 10g

Cholesterol: 125mg

Sodium: 70mg

Carbohydrates: 40g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 6g

Recipe #13983©2007Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Very light and creamy, just what I was looking for.

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