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Creamy vegan custard
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How to make vegan custard

There are two main types of classic vegan custards. A light low-fat version, and a richer full fat version. The procedure is the same. The ingredients are similar, but the light version uses regular plant-milk such as soy milk, almond milk, oat milk or rice milk, while the full fat version is made with coconut milk, or other types of plant-based creams, such as soy or rice cream.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert, Dressing & Sauces
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Plant-Based, Vegan
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 113kcal
Author: Nico


  • Whisk


For a low-fat lighter custard

  • 500 g plant-milk soy, almond, oats, rice
  • 50 g cornstarch
  • 65 g sugar
  • tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ lemon peel

For a full-fat richer custard

  • 350 g plant-milk soy, almond, oats, rice
  • 150 g plant-cream soy cream, rice cream, coconut cream or coconut milk
  • 50 g cornstarch
  • 65 g sugar
  • tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • In a pot off the heat, add plant-milksugarvanilla, turmeric, lemon peel, cornstarch. Stir well with a whisk until all the lumps of the cornstarch are gone.
    Vegan custard step 1
  • Bring the pot on the heat, set it on low, and stir continuously until the liquid thickens into a creamy custard. It can take between 2 to 5 minutes, depending on the quantities.
    Vegan custard step 2
  • When you have almost reached the consistency that you like, take off the heat and keep stirring for another minute. That's it.
    TIP: The custard will keep thickening while off the heat. Keep this in mind and turn off the heat slighlty before you reach your desired thickness.
    Vegan custard step 3
  • TIP: to check if your custard is ready take a wooden or silicone spatula, dip it in the custard, then run a finger through it. If the spatula stays clean, the custard is ready.
    Vegan custard step 4


Nutritional values shown are for the low-fat custard.
If you can, use a digital scale for our recipes. This way you'll get the best results.
We use calculateme.com to convert grams to US volume measurements. We believe they have the most accurate conversion algorithm. If must use cups and spoons, then use the "spoon and level" method. That is, spoon the ingredients into the measuring cup, or measuring spoon. Then level the excess with a knife.


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 118mg | Dietary Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 328IU | Vitamin B6: 1mg | Vitamin C: 6mg | Vitamin E: 2mg | Calcium: 117mg | Folate: 27µg | Iron: 1mg | Manganese: 1mg | Zinc: 1mg