Sugar-free Custard

I’m guessing that for most, if not all, of you the following experience will sound familiar! You have prepared what you think is a delicious meal for your beautiful little baby or toddler, however they turn their nose up at it: chucking it on the floor, spitting out or refusing to open their mouth. As the frustration builds there is also the sinking feeling that they are going to wake up in the night starving hungry or even if they don’t wake up they will probably be up super early demanding breakfast.

Well the way I solve the hunger problem with Freddie is sugar-free custard! It is incredibly easy to make, just 3 minutes, using ingredients that you are guaranteed to have in the pantry. Not only is it a quick and easy recipe it is also healthy. The milk provides fats that are essential for brain development and helps meet your child’s calcium requirement. The egg is packed full of vitamins and minerals and as it is a complete protein that will fill up your little one’s tummy and hopefully keep them going until breakfast.

Sugar-free Custard
Makes:
1 portion
Preparation time:
1 minute
Cooking time:
2 minutes

Ingredients
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp cornflour
1 egg yolk
1/4 tsp vanilla paste

Use a microwaveable bowl to prepare and make custard.

Whisk milk into cornflour. Add it slowly so it doesn’t go lumpy.

Whisk in the egg yolk.

Microwave the custard for 1 minute. Stir and then continue to cook for 30 seconds at a time until set, stirring between each 30 second blast in the microwave. Take care it will be extremely hot when it comes out.

Freddie loves his with chopped banana. You could also try serving it with canned fruit (the kind that is in fruit juice) or stewed fruit.

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18 thoughts on “Sugar-free Custard

  1. Love this recipe Kate! Definitely going to try this tomorrow for Amelia for all the reasons you gave above! Brilliant. Thanks.

  2. This is a great quick fix thank you. Just had said problem….. after diligently baking cheese, sweetcorn and spring onion muffins for my 11 month old boy, (all things he usually loves) for him to take one mouthful and throw the rest on the floor! Annoyingly, another 11 for the freezer! It’s so disheartening sometimes!

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  4. I love this custard as does Leif. It reminds me of my childhood. My grandmother coming from that very frugal generation had a nice twist. She used to beat the egg white until it was stiff and then gently fold it through the hot custard at the very end. Great way of using the whole egg for the little ones that are eating egg white.

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