What is custard?

A custard is a dessert or filling that is thickened with eggs or egg yolks and sometimes a starch like cornstarch. Custards can be creamy and smooth or full of texture like an old-fashioned bread pudding. Some custards are desserts themselves like crème brûlée and others are components of other desserts like vanilla pastry cream. Custards can be thin like vanilla bean anglaise or thick, sliceable desserts like chocolate chip cheesecake!

What are the 3 types of custard?

The three types of custard are baked custards, stirred custards and steamed custards. Baked custards are typically only thickened with eggs while stirred custards can be thickened with any combination of whole eggs, egg yolks and cornstarch. If cornstarch is used, then it becomes a starch bound custard. Pudding and pastry cream are great examples of starch-bound custards.

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Frozen Custards

Cool off with a no-bake, frozen custard recipe! Think beyond the scoop of ice cream to ice box cakes and ice cream pies!

Banana Pudding Ice Box Cake

This Banana Pudding Ice Box Cake takes all the flavors you love from banana pudding and transforms it into an easy, frozen dessert!

Easy Custard Recipes

These recipes are great for beginners! You’ll find simple, creamy sauces, baked puddings and pies!

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