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Easy Custard Recipe - 23p per serving

Use this easy custard recipe to make delicious thick custard at home with basic store cupboard ingredients - you'll never want to buy it again.
Course Dessert
Cuisine English
Keyword Milk
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Skint Chef


  • 200 ml double cream 64p, 32p/100ml
  • 700 ml whole milk 28p, 44p/l
  • 4 egg yolks 52p, 13p each
  • 1 ½ tbsp cornflour 6p, 26p/100g
  • 100 g caster sugar 16p, 16p/100g
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 16p, £3.17/100g


  • Whisk together the egg yolks, cornflour, sugar and vanilla in a bowl.
  • Put the cream and milk in a large pan and gently heat so it's just below boiling. Pour hot milk mixture into the egg mix, constantly whisking.
  • Quickly clean the saucepan and pour the mixture back into the saucepan. Heat gently until the custard starts to thicken - don’t overcook or it will go lumpy!
  • Serve immediately (can be cooled and eaten cold too!)


Total cost £1.82, 23p per serving
Figures are correct at the time of calculation. Prices are based on a generic, mid price range supermarket, choosing their own value brand.