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Vanilla Creme

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Creamy homemade custard with fresh berries and a touch of mint for dessert.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
45 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
1 hr 30 min
Recipe Servings



1/4 cup cornstarch

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 1/2 cups milk

1 1/2 cups Land O Lakes® Buttercream Style Half & Half

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs (yolks only)

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter

2 teaspoons French vanilla flavoring blend*


Fresh berries, if desired

Mint leaves, if desired

*Substitute 2 teaspoons vanilla


Combine cornstarch and brown sugar in heavy 2-quart saucepan; stir until well mixed. Add milk and half & half; stir until well mixed.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly and scraping bottom of pan, 12-14 minutes or until mixture thickens and begins to boil. Remove from heat.

Beat egg yolks in bowl. Very slowly pour 1 1/2 cups hot milk mixture into egg yolks, whisking constantly. Slowly pour egg mixture back into hot milk mixture in saucepan, whisking constantly.

Cook over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, 2-3 minutes or until mixture thickens and begins to boil. Immediately, remove from heat. Stir in butter and French vanilla flavoring blend.

Divide custard among 6 individual serving dishes. Cover; refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until serving time. Garnish with fresh berries and mint leaves, if desired.

Recipe Tip

It is important to slowly add the hot milk mixture to egg yolks and stir constantly to prevent eggs from curdling.


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