Delicious Vegan Custard Easy Recipe - Veganiac (2024)

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It is time for delicious vegan custard easy recipe. Homemade custard is one of the most delectable components of a wide range of sweets. It’s creamy and silky, and it serves as the heart of a plethora of delicious delicacies.

Vegan Custard Easy Recipe

Our vegan custard is a rich, creamy, and delightful recipe that takes only 10 minutes to prepare. This vegan version of custard thickens with cornstarch, adds a dash of turmeric for color, and replaces dairy milk with plant-based milk like soy, almond, coconut, oats, or rice.

The vegan custard cream recipe allows you to play with your culinary skills and make some unique variations out of it.

This custard works well in croissants, cupcakes, donuts, and other delicacies. Vanilla, coffee, chocolate, pistachios, and a variety of other flavors can be made with the basic custard recipe. We’ll reveal to you how to do it right here.

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This homemade vegan custard sauce recipe is simple to make and requires only a few basic ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry.

  • Plant-based Milk: 1 ½ cups
  • Plant-based cream: 2/3 cup
  • Cornstarch: ½ cup
  • Sugar: 1/3 cup
  • Turmeric: 1/8 TSP
  • Vanilla extract: 1 TSP


  • Take a pot, add in the plant-based milk, cornstarch, sugar, turmeric, and vanilla extract. Mix all the ingredients until you see no lumps.
  • Turn on the stovetop, and put the pot over medium heat.
  • Whisk the liquid until it gets converted into a thick creamy custard.
  • Take a wooden or silicone spatula and dip it in the custard, then run your finger through it to see whether it’s ready. The custard is ready if the spatula stays clean.
  • Turn off the heat, and let the custard cool down to room temperature.
  • Once cooled, add in the plant-based cream with constant stirring.
  • Transfer this rich and delectable vegan custard to a bowl, let it get cooled for 1 or 2 hours, and Enjoy!

Note: You can tweak this basic vegan custard to make some amazing flavors out of it.

Different Flavors of Custard

Pistachios Custard

  • Isn’t it amazing to make custard in pistachios flavor? If yes, then try this variation. To make this, roast about 1.5 ounces of pistachios in a pan.
  • To a blender, add plant-based milk along with the roasted pistachios, and blend it.
  • Take a pot, add in the pistachios, milk, sugar, and cornstarch. Mix it well.
  • Next, cook the custard on low flame until it becomes thick in consistency.
  • Allow it to cool, and Enjoy!

Coffee Custard

  • Take about one and a half tablespoons of instant coffee powder, and add in the plant-based milk.
  • Then add the remaining ingredients, and mix until you see no lumps.
  • Cook it until it gets thickened, and Enjoy!
  • You can also use this amazing coffee custard as a topping for donuts or a filling for cakes.

Chocolate Custard

  • Chocolate custard! The most appealing to children. Add some cubes of dark vegan chocolate in the custard while it is getting cooked on medium heat. This thick vegan custard will serve as a delectable treat for the young ones.

Lemon Custard

  • To the basic custard mix, add some lemon peels, and cook it along with the custard. Once done, take the peel out of the custard, and Enjoy!

Tips for dairy-free custard

  • I’ve made a full-fat custard to achieve a rich and creamy texture. To make it low fat, you can skip adding plant cream and increase the quantity of milk from 1.5 cups to 2 cups. Soy milk, almond milk, or oat milk are nice choices to make a low-fat custard.
  • Coconut milk goes well if you want to make a full-fat custard.
  • Soy cream and rice cream are good to opt for making a full-fat creamy custard.
  • If you use too much turmeric in your custard, it will become a fake yellow-greenish color and taste like turmeric. So avoid adding too much turmeric.
  • Saffron powder can be used instead of turmeric.
  • Although this recipe calls for vanilla extract, I feel it would be even better if vanilla pods were used.
  • Granulated sugar is preferable. However, a few teaspoons of pure maple syrup will probably suffice for a less sweet custard. Although coconut sugar might work, the custard will become brown.


Why does my custard have a strange texture as it cools?

The custard may dry out on the surface and form a thin skin, resulting in irritating lumps throughout the cooling process. If the lumps bother you, you can use a hand blender to mix the custard.

How to store the vegan custard?

This vegan custard can be stored in the refrigerator for about 2 to 3 days. Before placing the custard in the refrigerator, let it cool while stirring. You can warm the custard over low heat by whisking in a splash of plant milk.

Can I freeze vegan custard?

It’s a big no! Freezing custard will end up with a mess that cannot be rectified to obtain the same texture and flavor, the fresh custard had before.

Making “frozen custard,” called ice cream, appears to be the greatest way to at least avoid waste! This does, however, necessitate some work.

How to fix curdled custard?

Whack an ice cube in your custard, creme patissier, or crème anglaise if it has lumps or is starting to curdle, then give it a fast blitz in the blender. The issue has been resolved!

What if my custard becomes runny?

If you have a runny custard that won’t set, thickening agents can be a lifesaver. For each cup of custard, combine one tablespoon of cornstarch with one tablespoon of water. You may need to adjust the cooking temperature if your custard is still runny.

Nutrition Facts

  • calories per serving:150kcal
  • Carbohydrates:13g
  • Protein:1g
  • Fat:9g


I hope you like this amazing dessert and the variations you can make with this basic creamy custard.

Give this recipe a try, and you will forget the store-bought one.

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