Quick and Easy to make Chocolate custard using store bought custard powder. It’s creamy and delicious and is kid friendly.
Traditionally custard is made with milk and egg yolks. But this quick recipe uses custard powder instead. The end result is the same creamy, dreamy, chocolaty treat but is much easier to make.
Kid Friendly Chocolate recipe:
As a mom, I am always on the lookout for easy recipes that appeal to my kids. Both of them love chocolate, so this creamy and delicious chocolate custard is a special treat for them.
This recipe came about because my son doesn’t eat vanilla in any form. He wouldn’t even touch the regular custard that is vanilla flavored. So I added some cocoa to custard and made a chocolate version of it and he loved it. I wish I had thought of it earlier!!
Easy Chocolate Custard Recipe:
Chocolate custard is technically made with milk/ cream, egg yolks, sugar and of course chocolate. This involves tempering yolks, to make sure that they don’t curdle and other techniques that might be a little challenging.
So to makes things easy, I use store-bought custard powder. I grew up on custard made from custard powder and didn’t realize that wasn’t authentic until recently. But I still prefer the easy eggfree custard version.
Ingredients for Eggfree Custard Recipe:
Custard powder is the key to making this chocolate dessert. In India we generally use Brown and Polson custard powder, this is widely available in Indian grocery stores. But Bird’s brand custard powder can also be used.
Custard powder is basically just cornstarch with a bit of salt and other flavoring ingredients. So, if you can’t source custard powder, you can definitely use equal amount of cornstarch (aka corn flour) in the recipe.
Other ingredients you need are:
- Milk – I’ve only used dairy milk, but I bet non-dairy milk like almond and oat would also work in this recipe.
- Unsweetened cocoa.
- Vanilla extract
Perfect make ahead dessert:
You can make and chill the custard at least 2 days before serving. This makes for a great dessert for kids party or any party, if you ask me.
Chocolate Custard Serving Ideas:
Make a custard bar, if you will at the party. Serve toppings in individual bowls, so the kids can choose whatever they want. My kids favorites are crushed oreos, mini chocolate chips etc. But healthy options like berries, bananas etc are also great.
Other Recipe Ideas with Custard Powder:
If you bought a jar of custard powder and need recipe ideas to use it, here are a few:
Chocolate Custard with Custard Powder
- 2 cups+3tbsps Milk (preferably whole milk, but 2% will also work)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3 tbsp Custard powder
- 1 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa powder
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- As needed Toppings of choice – Oreo cookies, Banana, berries, apple and so on
- Combine 2 cups milk and sugar in a heavy bottomed sauce pan and bring to a boil.
- In the meantime, whisk custard powder and cocoa in the remaining 3tbsp milk, making sure that there are no lumps.
- Once the milk comes to a boil, remove from heat and slowly add the custard powder mixture whisking continuously.
- Bring the mixture to a simmer whisking continuously until the mixture thickens, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and mix vanilla extract. Let the mixture cool completely and chill it before serving.
- Custard powder can be substituted with equal amount of cornstarch (aka corn flour) in the recipe.
- Non-dairy milks like almond and oat milks can also be used.
- Make sure to constantly whisk the milk after adding the custard slurry is added to it. This helps to avoid lump formation and also scalding at the bottom of the saucepan.
Sending this over to talented Chef Mireille @ Schizo Chef for her Kid’s Delight event.