Creamy and chocolatey, delectable and delicious, chocolate custard has been delighting the tables of families for more than 100 years! And now, National Chocolate Custard Day is here to pay heed and honor to this luscious treat that brings joy to people all over the world!
History of National Chocolate Custard Day
Custard, which is a slightly altered version of what Americans call pudding, is a rich and creamy dessert that contains a base of sweet cream or milk and also includes eggs. The idea of making a custard like dish from milk and eggs has probably been around since Ancient Roman times or even further back. Used in tarts, custards were very popular in the Middle Ages.
But combining melted chocolate or cocoa powder with the milk and eggs to make chocolate custard is a slightly newer creation, likely dating back to the late 19th century. One recipe for an early version of chocolate custard can be found in an American cookbook by Fannie Farmer in 1918.
National Chocolate Custard Day is here to bring this sweet but unassuming pudding-like dessert to the forefront and pay it the respect that it is certainly due. Show appreciation for chocolate custard by learning more about and celebrating this delicious day!
How to Celebrate National Chocolate Custard Day
Take that spoon on a deep dive into this rich, this dessert in celebration of National Chocolate Custard Day! Try out some of these ideas for observing the day:
Enjoy Eating Chocolate Custard
Have fun and enjoy a tasty treat by heading over to a restaurant or dessert cafe and order up a delicious cup of chocolate custard. Whether it is on its own in a cup or baked into a tart, eating this dessert on National Chocolate Custard Day is certainly the way to go!
More interested in a frozen treat? Great! Check out a place that serves frozen custard. Getting their start in the mid 20th century, frozen custard places like Culver’s or Ritter’s became all the rage in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and they are still delicious today.
Try Making Chocolate Custard at Home
Novices in the kitchen will sometimes avoid making something like a custard because it can be a bit fussy. But, honestly, as long as there’s a good recipe to follow, making a chocolate custard doesn’t have to be that difficult. Chocolate custards can be baked, stirred or steamed, which means that there are a few options to getting the results that are wanted. In honor of National Chocolate Custard Day, find a recipe online and go on a culinary adventure!
Helpful Tips for Cooking Custard
Making custard can come with a few new skills, so check out these important tips for trying out new recipes of National Chocolate Custard Day:
- Don’t overcook. The eggs in the custard will tend to get rubbery so don’t cook above 80F and don’t let them boil.
- Stir constantly. The mixture can burn if it is not stirred at all times.
- Warm milk first. Warming the milk or cream in the microwave first decreases cooking time on the stove.