Homemade Custard made from scratch with a few simple ingredients, an old-fashioned recipe that is so quick and easy to make, but absolutely delicious. Vanilla custard is the base for so many desserts, but it can also be enjoyed on its own. No need for the ready-made one, this is a fail-proof recipe that will be a big hit with the whole family. The best homemade vanilla custard ever! It's also the base for the most popular vanilla ice cream.
Add the milk and cream to a pan and bring to the boil.
In a bowl, beat the egg yolks with the sugar until you get a smooth, thick and pale yellow cream.
Add the vanilla extract and cornflour and mix.
Add one ladleful of the hot milk mixture, beating well after each addition until everything is well incorporated.
Bring the custard back on the heat and whisk until it thickens.
Remove from the heat and leave to cool down.