National Vanilla Custard Day
Milk, egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch, salt, butter, and of course, vanilla: that’s all you need to make your own creamy, sweet, delicious vanilla custard.
Heaven isn’t paved with gold with giant pearly gates, it’s got Gingerbread pillars, sugar glass windows, and pools of vanilla custard.
There is nothing quite so delicious as Vanilla custard, the rich creamy texture, the light and delicious vanilla flavor, it’s just the perfect ending to any day. Custards are one of the most amazing desserts and have been eaten on their own, used to fill pies, and even injected into donuts. National Vanilla Custard Day celebrates this delicious treat.
History of National Vanilla Custard Day
The custard traces its ancestry back to the days of Ancient Rome, and Custard Tarts were incredibly popular in the Middle Ages. While vanilla custard is a delicious treat, custards weren’t just made as a dessert! You could find fruit custards, fish and meat custards, just about anything you could think of! Custards were truly a diverse type of food well loved throughout the ages.
There’s a lot of different ways to enjoy your vanilla custard, and it can be just amazing with toppings. Whether it’s a simple scoop of whipped cream or a sprinkling of raspberries, the subtle flavor of vanilla compliments many different food types. What can you come up with for a dessert? A strawberry vanilla custard pie? Ice cream with vanilla custard? National Vanilla Custard Day is your chance to get creative!
How to Celebrate National Vanilla Custard Day
Like we said, get creative! Surely you can start with a simple vanilla custard, but from there let your imagination and creativity speak! We’ve given you a recipe below to see you on your way, let us know what you come up with!
Divine Vanilla Custard
8 Egg Yolks, Large
1T butter, softened and unsalted
Take a large saucepan and heat the milk in it until it’s nearly boiling (but not actually boiling). While this is happening mix together the yolks, cornstarch, salt, and sugar until smooth. Then add 1c milk to this mix while whisking it constantly, and then transfer it all to the saucepan. Cook it over low heat until it’s thickened, stirring constantly, you might want to get an instant-read thermometer so you can check the temp. Once it reaches this temp immediately pour it through a fine-mesh sieve, forcing it through quickly into a bowl. Then stir in the butter and vanilla, cover it with wax paper, and set it to chill in the refrigerator for 3 hours. Enjoy!