This creamy custard can be enjoyed by itself, with fruit, or with some of the delicious cookies recipes.


Serves 4

  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup skim milk (or reconstituted non-fat dry milk)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla ( optional)


Stovetop version:

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Beat egg and sugar together in a saucepan.
  3. Add milk.
  4. Place saucepan with egg/milk mixture in another pan containing 1-2 inches boiling water.
  5. Stir custard constantly while cooking. Cook until foam disappears and custard coats the spoon. Remove from heat.
  6. Add flavoring and stir. Pour into individual dishes and cool in the refrigerator. Custard will be soft.

Baked version:

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Beat together egg and sugar in a baking dish.
  3. Add milk and flavorings. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Set baking dish in a shallow pan of hot water.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees until the tip of a knife inserted in the center of the custard comes out clean (50-60 minutes). Do not overcook. Eat warm or refrigerate for later.


An additional egg can be added during step #2.

Basic Custard Nutrition Label

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[1] Simple Custard, USDA MyPlate