Thick custard – vanilla & chocolate

I’ve made allergy friendly custards before, like this one, but I’ve been looking for a plain custard to use with cakes and puddings for desserts.

This is version I have come up with – so far I have only made it in my Bellini – so I’m not sure about stove top conversion, sorry.

The base for both flavours is:

  • 30g gluten free cornflour
  • 500g milk (to suit diet – but pick a high protein version if it is a plant based milk)
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 1 heaped tsp of No Egg powder

For the vanilla version add:

  • 1 extra tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 80g milled coconut sugar

For the chocolate version add:

  • 60g milled coconut sugar
  • 50g dairy free chocolate bits

Place 100ml of milk into a measuring jug, add to it the flour and No egg. Whisk well until well combined and smooth.

Put the mixing tool (butterfly attachment) in place and in the jug of the thermal cooker place the remaining 400ml of milk, vanilla and sugar (or syrup). Add in the floury milk mix.

Tilt the measuring cup on top of the machine so that it is cracked open.

Cook for 17 minutes at 100C on Speed 3.

For the Vanilla version, add both lots of vanilla at the same time. (Because of the coconut sugar and the lack of egg, the vanilla version is more a brown colour than regular vanilla custard).


For the Chocolate version, add the chocolate at the end and mix through gently until melted and evenly distributed – speed 3 for about 20 seconds.


The mix will thicken further as you let it cool.

If you are using a Thermomix instead of a less powerful version of the machine, you may need to adjust the cooking time to a minute or 2 less.

Makes enough for our family (2 adults and 4 kids) for dessert.

Best served warm.

Enjoy 🙂

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