Vanilla Crème

Vanilla Crème
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The French vanilla flavor blend adds a rich buttery vanilla flavor to this creamy homemade custard.
45 min
Prep Time
1:30
Total Time
6 (1/2-cup) servings

Ingredients

Custard

1/4 cup
cornstarch
1/2 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups
milk
1 1/2 cups
Land O Lakes® Half & Half
3
large Land O Lakes® Eggs (yolks only)
1 tablespoon
Land O Lakes® Butter
2 teaspoons
French vanilla flavoring blend*

Garnish

Fresh berries, if desired
Mint leaves, if desired
 
*Substitute 2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions

  1. Combine cornstarch and brown sugar in heavy 2-quart saucepan; stir until well mixed. Add milk and half & half; stir until well mixed.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Recipe Tips

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
Cholesterol
125mg
Carbohydrates
40g
Protein
6g
Fat
10g
Sodium
70mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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

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