Sugar Free Custard

Custard is a classic dessert that has won the hearts of many with its smooth, creamy texture and delicate flavor. However, for those watching their sugar intake, traditional custard can be a challenge. This sugar-free custard recipe offers all the delightful qualities of a standard custard without the added sugars.

Using simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps, you can indulge in a dessert that's both tasty and healthier. Perfect for diabetics or anyone looking to reduce their sugar consumption, this custard is sure to satisfy your sweet cravings.

Why This Recipe Works

Health Conscious: By eliminating sugar, this recipe becomes a friendlier option for diabetics, those on low-carb diets, or anyone watching their sugar consumption. As we become more health-aware, finding recipes that align with our dietary needs without compromising taste is essential. This sugar-free custard recipe hits that sweet spot—pun intended!

Simple & Versatile: Not only is this recipe sugar-free, but it's also straightforward to make. Using basic ingredients, most of which you probably already have in your kitchen, you'll create a dessert that feels gourmet. Additionally, this custard serves as a base that can be paired with various toppings and mix-ins. Think fresh fruits, nuts, or even a sugar-free caramel drizzle. The possibilities are endless, making it a staple recipe in any health-conscious dessert repertoire.

Ingredients

Milk - A base for many desserts. You can use full-fat or skim depending on your preference. Substitute: Almond milk or coconut milk for a dairy-free option.

Eggs - Adds thickness and richness to the custard. Substitute: For a vegan option, use 3 tablespoons of cornstarch or arrowroot powder.

Vanilla Extract - Gives a sweet and aromatic flavor. Substitute: Vanilla bean paste or vanilla beans (1 pod, seeds scraped out).

Sweetener - Adjust according to your sweetness level. Erythritol, stevia, or monk fruit are good choices.

Salt - Enhances the overall flavor.

Tips

  • Whisk eggs thoroughly to avoid any lumps.
  • Heat milk gently and do not let it boil to prevent curdling.
  • Taste as you go to adjust the sweetness to your liking.
  • Strain the mixture after cooking for a smoother texture.
  • Always serve chilled for the best flavor and texture.

How to Serve

A well-made custard is versatile and can be the star or complement in many desserts. It's creamy, delicate, and perfectly sweet without the sugar.

  • Fruit Parfait: Layer the custard in a tall glass with fresh seasonal fruits and some sugar-free granola for a delightful treat.
  • Custard Tart: Pour the custard into a pre-baked tart shell and refrigerate until set. Top with fresh berries before serving.
  • With Cake: Serve a dollop of custard alongside a slice of your favorite sugar-free cake. The creamy texture pairs beautifully with the crumbly cake.

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Sugar Free Custard

Delicious and creamy sugar-free custard recipe. Perfect for those watching their sugar intake but still craving a luscious dessert. Ready in 20 minutes!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: European
Keyword: eggs, milk, vanilla extract
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup of your preferred sugar substitute
  • A pinch of salt

Instructions

  • In a bowl, whisk the eggs, sweetener, and salt together until smooth.
  • In a saucepan, heat the milk until it's just about to boil but not boiling.
  • Slowly pour the hot milk into the egg mixture while whisking continuously.
  • Transfer the mixture back into the saucepan.
  • Cook over low-medium heat, stirring constantly until the custard thickens.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Pour through a strainer into a bowl or serving dishes.
  • Let it cool to room temperature before refrigerating for at least 2 hours.
  • Serve chilled.

Nutrition

Calories: 493kcal Carbohydrates: 24g Protein: 33g Fat: 28g Saturated Fat: 13g Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g Monounsaturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0.1g Cholesterol: 550mg Sodium: 373mg Potassium: 920mg Sugar: 24g Vitamin A: 1503IU Calcium: 675mg Iron: 2mg

Notes

  • Whisk eggs thoroughly to avoid any lumps.
  • Heat milk gently and do not let it boil to prevent curdling.
  • Taste as you go to adjust the sweetness to your liking.
  • Strain the mixture after cooking for a smoother texture.
  • Always serve chilled for the best flavor and texture.
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