Custard (Natilla)

Custard (Natilla)

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • Ingredients

  • 3cupsmilk
  • 1teaspooncinnamon
  • 4teaspoonscornstarch
  • 1/4 cupwater
  • 1/2 cupsugar
  • 4egg yolks
  • 1teaspoonvanilla extract
  • Directions

  • Heat 1 cup milk,cinnamon,until boiling.
  • remove from heat and dissolve cornstarch in water.
  • Dissolve cornstarch in water mix the remaining cold milk and cornstarch solution.
  • Mix egg and yolk together in cold milk and add the hot milk mixture.
  • Heat over medium heat until thick and stir constantly.
  • Remove from heat when thicken and add vanilla extract and mix well.
  • Allow to cool and serve chilled.
  • Reviews

  • “I have been looking for this recipe for a long time. This is the exact recipe my mother used to make. My family is from Cuba and this was made as a special treat when I was a kid. This recipe brought back so many memories. I had asked relatives before for this recipe and no one could remeber it. Thank you soo much for bringing back one of my favorite childhood desserts.”

  • “First time making natilla, as a kid my mother would make this for us as a special treat.Loved it!It was easy to figure out the recipe, custard thickened in about 20 minutes on constant stirring.I feel the recipe could have used a 1/4 cup more sugar, which I will add next time to recipe.I also used 5 tsp of cornstarch and is thick enough, currently in the fridge setting.I like this recipe.”

  • “Directions are a bit confusing. They mention mixing egg and yolk together in cold milk, but the recipe doesn’t mention “egg” in the ingredients list. I assumed the author meant to say mix SUGAR, yolks, and cold milk together. I also increased cornstarch to 5 tsps. Tasted great”

  • “Thought I was going to die standing over the stove! I must have stirred for 45 minutes! This tasted perfect though.”

  • “I loved the flavor, it was my 2nd custard try for the day. #1 didn’t turn out good at all. This didn’t get as hard as I wanted it to but that could have been me. I would have rated it higher but I couldn’t use it for cream puffs it just ran out all over. But it really really tasted good.Aggie”

  • “Nice, thick custard. A little too much cinnamon for my taste, but still really good.The only question I had was when to put the sugar in, I added it with the eggs, etc and it turned out fine.”

  • “Sooooo good!Thank you for posting! This is a recipe that I too have been searching for. After I made the pudding I also used this recipe, substituting the cinnamon with coconut and made a coconut cream pie like my Grandmother used to make.OMG! both are to die for. Thanks for posting.”

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