Dairy Free

Gluten & Grain Free

Low Disaccharide

Nut Free

A  smooth and creamy custard, without the dairy or thickeners usually used. A slightly different texture than regular custard, and I think nicer cold than hot.

Serves: 4-6

Prep time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 15 mins


  • 1 1/2 cans coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp psyllium seeds, crushed
  • 1 1/2 tbsp natvia or honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp rice isolate protein powder
  • 1 cup water
  • grated lime peel or chocolate to decorate


  • In blender, mix all ingredients on high.
  • Pour into saucepan (or use Thermomix) to heat until boiling.
  • Reduce heat, and simmer for 3/5 minutes, stirring continuously.
  • Pour into serving dishes.
  • Serve with my rhubarb and blueberries or with fresh berries.


To thicken deserts or sauces without using any grains or roots (for low disaccharides), the texture of these recipes may be quite different. Instead of a creamy mixture, this may be thicker and ‘gluey’ in consistency, but has the same custard taste.

When allergic to all grains, one becomes accustomed to the different textures often necessary to create some dishes.

I prefer this custard cold, as it seems smoother and tastier.


5 responses to “VANILLA CUSTARD”

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  3. Hi 🙂 Checking out your new site.

    You tagged this egg free but it has an egg in it. Will keep looking for egg and nut free dishes. The big symbols at the top are confusing too. A wheat symbol and then another one with it crossed out. A cow but clearly this is dairy free. What look like peanuts. I’m sure there are many kinks to sort out. Good luck with your new journey here! Xx

    1. Thankyou Joy for the feedback. Yes, being a new site, there is quite a lot happening, and I apologise for missing the egg icon on the vanilla custard recipe.(I only just found this comment so will rectify that immediately) The icons were a bit difficult to arrange, as gluten and grain free both involve the elimination of some grains. I am hoping, in time, these symbols are easily recognised and not as confusing. Thankyou again for your good wishes, kind regards Karen

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