• Makes 2
  • 10 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 3 Ingredients


Cheaper and healthier than ready made, prepackage custard.

Ingredients (makes 2 Cups)

  • 3 tbls Custard powder
  • 2 1/2 cups Milk
  • 1 tbls Sugar


  1. Heat 2 cups of milk and sugar in a sauce pan until near boiling.
  2. While waiting, mix custard powder and 1/2 cup of milk together to a jug to form a smooth liquid.
  3. When milk in saucepan is near boiling, add the custard powder mixture slowly to the saucepan, simmer and stir constantly for 1-2 minutes. The custard should start to thicken.
  4. Remove from heat. Place saucepan in a sink of cold water to help it cool down quicker and spoon into containers with lids, if using for school.
  5. When packing for school lunches don't forget to add a spoon and ice brick or frozen drink to keep the custard cool.


This custard is not as sweet as regular custard. Have your children try a few times at home first, to get used to the taste and texture. You can add more sugar if you like.

  • I also like making my custard from scratch with eggs – so satisfying!


  • Great recipe!


  • Great and easy snacks for school or after school snack.


  • Definitely giving this one a go with my new pre-schooler, so hard to know what to pack in those lunchboxes!


  • My son is mad for custard – he has it on ice cream, in milk and milo… Loves his dairy


  • I used to eat custard cups made with custard powder when I was a child.
    One way to make it a little richer is to substitute half of the milk with cream.


  • Such an easy homemade recipe, thanks for sharing.


  • This really sounds nice.and not sweet which most mums will be very happy about.thanks for sharing..


  • Yum, what a great snack idea!! I like the add strawberry suggestion.


  • Add strawberries and you have a lovely lunch-box treat! Thanks.


  • A great recipe. You can store custard powder in the cupboard easily so it is much easier to make this recipe all the time than having to keep store bought custard in the fridge.


  • Have to agree with you there, healthier and cheaper then pre packaged from the shops. Home made is always better as you know EXACTLY what’s going into it. New lunchbox treat here


  • My kids absolutely love this recipe


  • so cute and simple


  • simple and quick. thank you


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