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Dairy Free Custard


Sometimes you just need a good Custard.

You definitely need one at Christmas and a Trifle’s only a fancy sponge cake without it.

This recipe is for a really good Custard. It’s also Gluten, Dairy and Processed Sugar Free and Paleo ; so that makes it good for you too.

Dairy Free Custard

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins


  • 4 Egg Yolks approximately 70 grams
  • 300 ml Milk of choice
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Arrowroot Flour


  • Place the milk and vanilla in a saucepan.
  • Bring the mixture to near boiling point over low/medium heat.
  • Place the egg yolks, maple syrup and arrowroot in the bowl of a kitchen stand mixture (or using an electric hand whisk) and whisk on medium until pale and thick. This may take 3-5 minutes.
  • With the whisk still on, gently pour the almost boiling milk mixture into the bowl. Do this by pouring the hot liquid down the sides of the bowl.
  • Return to combined mixture to the saucepan and whisk continually over medium heat until boiling. Continue whisking the boiling mixture for 1 minute.
  • Pour the custard into a heat proof bowl and allow to cool.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • The custard will thicken upon cooling.


Adapted from Adriano Zumbo

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