Prep + Cooking time: 30 mins
Serves: 6 to 8
– Custard Powder – 2 tsps or 50 gms (Used Brown & Polson brand here)
– Milk – 750 ml
– Sugar – 3 to 4 tsps or 75 gms
– Fruits – Bananas, Apples, Grapes, Oranges, Strawberries or any others you like
1. In a wide pot take about 3/4th quantity of milk (i.e., about 500 to 550 ml of milk). With the stove setting in between low and medium and stirring continuously heat the milk.
2. In a small bowl, take the remaining milk; add the custard powder to it and stir it well to avoid any lumps. Keep it aside.
3. When the milk on the stove is warm enough, add sugar and further heat for about 10 to 15 mins. Stir continuously and make sure the stove is in low/medium setting so that the milk doesn’t burn at the bottom.
4. Remove the pot from the stove. Take the milk + custard powder mix and slowly add to the pot, stirring continuously.
5. Place the pot back on the stove and further heat for about 10 mins. Keep stirring and soon you’ll see the custard get thick and creamy.
6. Turn off the stove. Let the custard cool down to room temperature and then refrigerate it for at-least 5 to 6 hrs.
7. Just before serving, cut all the fruits and add them to the dessert bowls. Now, add the custard to the fruits and we have a yummilicious fruit custard ready to serve.
– The amount of sugar can be adjusted as per your taste-buds.
– Stir/Mix the milk + custard powder just before adding to the pot because usually when set aside idle for a few seconds the custard powder forms sediments at the bottom of the bowl.
– While letting the custard cool down to room temperature, wet a paper towel under cold water; squeeze out the excess water and cover the pot. This helps to avoid the layer that usually forms at the top of the custard when it is left to cool by itself.
– Cut the fruits just about 10 to 15 mins before serving. Do not add them to the custard and then refrigerate because it will turn soggy and will add some unnecessary moisture to the custard and turn it from creamy to watery.