Grandma’s Old Fashioned “Drinking” Custard
Hands On Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
1 quart whole milk
3 large eggs
1/3 cup granulated sugar, more if you like it sweeter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the milk to a simmer. Whisk together the eggs, sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Slowly whisk the hot milk into the egg mixture.
Place the milk-egg mixture in the top of a double boiler over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture slightly thickens, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add vanilla and serve.
Per serving: 137 calories (percent of calories from fat, 39), 6 grams protein, 14 grams carbohydrates, no fiber, 6 grams fat (3 grams saturated), 93 milligrams cholesterol, 219 milligrams sodium.
About the recipe
A drink that is tasty and reminds of our Southern roots. Grandma’s drinking custard is as Southern as it gets.
Add sherry, bourbon or brandy, if desired. It’s also good as a sauce for poundcake or angel food cake.
Recipe courtesy of Lucy Gay.