Custard Powder

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Made using just 5 ingredients in 5 minutes, this eggless Homemade Custard Powder and milk are all you need to make a creamy custard. Make it at home from scratch using this quick and easy recipe.

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Homemade Custard Powder kept in a bowl.
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About Custard Powder

This eggless Homemade Custard Powder is a breeze to make at home. It comes together in just 5 minutes using five simple ingredients from scratch.

Although it is easily available in grocery stores, making it home is preferable as it uses high-quality ingredients. It does not contain preservatives, and you can skip adding artificial color.

Traditional custard has added egg yolks, and people who don’t eat eggs might find the taste a bit eggy. But when made using this eggless powder, the custard tastes equally delicious, minus the eggy taste and smell.

The warm, creamy instant custard made using homemade powder mix is super delicious and has a fresh taste compared to the store-bought one. It is also gluten-free.

My recipe yields approximately 1 and ½ cups of powder to make custard for 10-12 people. You can easily half, double, or triple the recipe as needed.

Store the powder in an airtight, cool, dry container. It will keep for up to three months. To increase the shelf life, refrigerate it for up to 6 months.

You can use this homemade powder to make fruit custard, custard ice cream, or custard milkshake, or add it to sabudana kheer.

Ingredients

You will need icing sugar (confectioner’s sugar), milk powder, cornstarch (corn flour), vanilla powder, and yellow food coloring to make this recipe.

Cornstarch acts as a thickening agent and gives a creamy texture to the custard sauce. You can replace it with water chestnut flour or arrowroot powder.

If vanilla powder is unavailable, you can skip adding it to the recipe. Instead, add vanilla extract (vanilla essence) while making the custard. You can also use vanilla sugar as a replacement for vanilla powder.

The same goes for yellow coloring. If you only have a liquid color, add it while making the custard. You can also choose to skip adding the color altogether. In this case, your custard will be white.

So, you can only use dry ingredients to make powder. If they are wet, add them later while making the custard.

You can also replace the yellow food color with a pinch of turmeric. The color will be milder, but it is a good alternative if you are sensitive to food coloring.

How To Make Homemade Custard Powder

Add the following ingredients to a medium-sized mixing bowl.

  • ¼ cup icing sugar (confectioner’s sugar)
  • 1 cup milk powder
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon yellow food color powder
All the ingredients added to a bowl.

Mix well using a wire whisk or a spoon.

Ready homemade custard powder.

If the vanilla powder is not available, skip adding it. You can add some vanilla extract while making the custard instead.

Transfer the powder to a clean and dry glass jar and store it in a cool and dry place.

How To Make Custard Using The Powder

To make a warm and creamy custard, heat 8.5 fl oz (250 ml) of whole milk (full-fat milk) in a pan over medium-low heat.

Milk heating in a pan.

Stir together 2 tablespoon custard powder and ¼ cup of chilled milk to make a lump-free mixture. If the mixture has lumps, pass it through a fine-mesh strainer.

Custard powder and milk added to a small bowl.
Smooth mixture made.

Add the vanilla extract and the yellow food color if you have not added these two while making the powder. If added, then skip this step.

Pour the custard powder mixture slowly into the pan with the milk and stir continuously until the custard thickens.

Custard mixture added to the pan with milk.
Ready custard.

Remove the pan from heat and cover it with cling wrap to prevent a cream layer from forming on top.

Chill the custard and serve with fresh fruits and jelly.

Pro Tips By Neha

Color is added to give the custard a hint of yellow. You can skip it.

If you don’t have icing sugar, you can powder the regular sugar in a blender to make a fine powder. Since icing sugar has added cornstarch, add 2 tablespoon of extra cornstarch to the recipe.

While making the custard, it is important to dissolve the powder in a little milk to avoid lumps. If you still have lumps in your mixture, pass it through a fine-mesh strainer.

If the final custard has lumps, you can pass it through a fine-mesh strainer.

Add ½ cup of cocoa powder to the mix to make chocolate flavored powder.

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5 from 4 votes

Custard Powder Recipe

Made using just 5 ingredients in 5 minutes, this eggless Homemade Custard Powder and milk are all you need to make a creamy custard. Make it at home from scratch using this quick and easy recipe.
Prep: 2 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Total: 4 minutes
Servings: 12 people

Ingredients 

  • ¼ cup icing sugar (confectioners sugar)
  • 1 cup milk powder
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • teaspoon yellow food color powder
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Instructions 

Make Custard Powder

  • Add icing sugar, milk powder, cornstarch, vanilla powder, and yellow food color powder to a medium-size mixing bowl.
  • Mix well using a wire whisk or a spoon.
  • If the vanilla powder is not available, skip adding it. You can add some vanilla extract while making the custard instead.
  • Transfer the powder to a clean and dry glass jar and store it in a cool and dry place.

Make Custard Using The Powder

  • To make a warm and creamy custard, heat 8.5 fl oz (250 ml) of whole milk in a pan over medium-low heat.
  • Stir together 2 tablespoons of custard powder and ¼ cup of chilled milk to make a lump-free mixture. If there are lumps in the mixture, pass it through a fine-mesh strainer.
  • Add the vanilla extract and the yellow food color if you have not added these two while making the powder. If added, then skip this step.
  • Pour the custard powder mixture slowly into the pan with the milk and stir continuously until the custard thickens.
  • Remove the pan from heat and cover it using a cling wrap to avoid the formation of a cream layer on top.
  • Chill the custard and serve with fresh fruits and jelly.

Video

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Notes

Color is added to give the custard a hint of yellow. You can skip it.
If you don’t have icing sugar, you can powder the regular sugar in a blender to make a fine powder. Since icing sugar has added cornstarch, add 2 tablespoon of extra cornstarch to the recipe.
While making the custard, it is important to dissolve the powder in a little milk to avoid lumps. If you still have lumps in your mixture, pass it through a fine-mesh strainer.
If the final custard has lumps, pass it through a fine-mesh strainer.
You can also replace the yellow food color with a pinch of turmeric. The color will be milder, but it is a good alternative if you are sensitive to food coloring.

Nutrition

Calories: 83kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 40mg, Potassium: 142mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 100IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 97mg, Iron: 1mg
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