Making custard at home is a really great option. You can be guaranteed that it is sugar-free and free of all other nasties – something I am very particular about when feeding my little son.
This is an easy custard recipe and baby will love it. Stir though a little pureed fruit for a natural sweeter or simply enjoy as is. For older children or for babies 12 months plus, you could stir through a little maple syrup. Enjoy x
1. Vanilla Bean Custard
2. Rhubarb Custard
3. Lavender Custard
4. Coconut Custard with Caramelised Pineapple
5. Mango & Passionfruit Custard
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup thickened cream (whipping cream for my US friends. It should have a minimum fat content of 35 percent)
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 heaped teaspoon cornflour
- 1/2 vanilla bean (or use vanilla paste)
- Add milk & cream to a saucepan. Split the vanilla bean in half lengthways and scrape out the seeds. Add to saucepan along with the bean.
- Bring milk mixture to almost boiling
- In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and cornflour to combine
- While whisking, slowly add milk mixture to the eggs
- Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook on low heat while continuously stirring until the custard thickens. Once ready it should coat the back of the spoon
- Serve warm or cold
- Substitute coconut cream for the cream in above recipe and omit the vanilla bean
- Slice and chop fresh pineapple. Add a little oil to frying pan and cook pineapple pieces over medium heat until you active a nice golden colour. I chopped the pineapple into smaller pieces after cooking but you could also puree for a smoother consistency
- Add pineapple to cooked custard and serve
- Add 1 teaspoon of lavender (available from specialist food stores) to the milk mixture in the above recipe and omit the vanilla bean. Once custard has cooked, strain and discard lavender
- Chop rhubarb and add to a saucepan along with enough water to come approximately half way up the rhubarb. Cook until tender.
- Stir through cooked vanilla custard and serve
- Dice Mango and add a blender along with the passionfruit pulp. Blend to your desired consistency. Stir through cooked vanilla custard and serve
- Will keep in the fridge for two days
Big H enjoying his custard. He gets very excited feeding himself – its messy business though!