Custard is basically prepared by blending eggs and milk or cream together. But well well, this is a vegetarian blog, so our definition for fruit custard differs. Fruit custard recipe is a smooth dessert with refreshing and beautiful fruits in it. The dish is prepared using custard powder, milk, sugar, and fruits. Custard can be customized in so many ways. Instead of fruits you can add choco chips and serve with some hot brownie, nuts and dry fruits can be added, flavoring such as cardamom can be added (my mother never omits this), orange zest can be added, a dollop of ice cream can be added… and many more ways.
Custard Powder: There are a number of custard powders available that can be used to make the custard. You can pick the flavored ones too, such as mango or strawberry if you like the same. My favorite is vanilla. And I have used that.
Milk: Full fat milk does better justice to fruit custard.
Sugar: The sugar mentioned in the recipe gives quite a sweet custard. However, you can adjust the same as per your liking. Also, the sugar needs to be adjusted depending upon the fruits used and their sweetness.
Fruits: Absolutely customizable! You can add any fruits of your choice. My personal favorites are grapes, apples, mangoes, pomegranate, etc. Further, you can also add banana, oranges, strawberries, etc.
If you like custard-based desserts, you need to check the custard trifle recipe. It is such a simple thing to make and so easy to put together. This is my favorite dessert for the parties.
Serve it chilled as a dessert.
PREP TIME 2 hours (chilling time) + 10 minutes
COOK TIME 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME 2 hours + 30 minutes
2 cups or ½ litre milk preferably full cream
2 tbsp Custard Powder
2 tbsp Cold Milk
¼ cup sugar
1 cup Chopped fruits
Take a thick bottom pan. This is not the stereo type sentence. You definitely need a thick bottom sauce pan/pan for this recipe because custard tends to stick to the bottom of the pan and might get burnt. Add 2 cups of milk to the pan and boil it.
In a bowl, mix 2 tbsp custard powder and 2 tbsp cold milk. Cold milk helps in forming a lump-free mixture.
Once the milk boils, switch off the flame. Add the custard mix to milk and mix well.
Add ¼ cup sugar and mix well.
On a low flame cook the custard till it starts darkening. It will take 5-7 minutes. Let the custard cool down to room temperature.
Check the consistency and texture of the custard. Use a hand blender/hand whisk to smoothen the custard. Using the hand blender liquefies the custard a bit. If you don’t want a thinner consistency than what you have, skip this step.
Take fruits of your choice. Wash and chop them. Don’t skip chopping the grapes. Don’t use citrus fruits as they might release water and make the custard thin.
Add one cup chopped fruits to the custard and chill the custard for 2 hours or more. Instead, you can chill the custard and add the fruits just before serving it.
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