Frozen custard is a delightful treat that is similar to ice cream both in terms of taste and texture. However, what makes them a little different from ice cream is that egg yolks are used in the recipe. The classic custards are served chilled with a drizzle of choicest syrups and dotted with several nuts and other toppings.

The frozen custards are the delicious alternative to ice creams and whether you make a pudding-like consistency or thicker, it is a win-win in both ways. National Frozen Custard Day, which falls on Aug. 8, celebrates the tasty dessert, and to mark this occasion, here is a simple recipe to make this tasty treat at home.

Vanilla frozen custard recipe: (Courtesy: Tastes of Lizzy T)


Heavy cream- 2 cups

Whole milk- 1 cup

Pinch of salt

Egg yolks- 6 large

Vanilla extract- 2 teaspoons


Combine cream, milk, sugar and salt in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Place the pan in simmer for about 3-5 minutes to let the sugar dissolve. Remove the saucepan from heat. Take a separate bowl and whisk the egg yolks. Drizzle the warm milk combination into the beaten eggs, stirring continuously. Whisk the egg mixture back into the pot, add the vanilla, return the pot to medium-low heat and cook until the mixture starts to thicken. Turn off the heat and or the substance into a mesh strainer. Allow the milk to cool at room temperature and then cover and pop it into the refrigerator to cool completely. Let it sit in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours to overnight. Serve the following morning and enjoy.

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