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Retro Custard

Delicious thick custard using custard powder, condensed milk and water
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: condensed milk, custard, custard powder
Servings: 4 people
Author: Melby


  • ½ tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tins warm water Plus 2 tablespoons cold
  • 2 tbsp custard powder generously heaped


  • Pour ½ a tin of condensed milk in a medium-sized pot.
  • Use the empty tin and measure two tins of warm water into the pot. Stir to dissolve the condensed milk completely.
  • Place the milk mixture on medium heat and bring up to temperature, but don't let it come to a boil. Stir occasionally.
  • While the milk mixture is heating up, mix the custard powder with two tablespoons of cold water to form a slurry, making sure there are no lumps of powder.
  • When the milk mixture is steaming, use a ladle to mix a little of the hot milk into your cold custard powder mixture.
  • Once mixed, add custard powder mixture to steaming milk while stirring constantly. Once the mixture starts to thicken, reduce the heat and let it cook for 2 minutes to ensure the flour is cooked.
  • Pour into a jug and serve hot or cold over puddings, jelly or ice-cream.


  • If you are not serving the custard immediately, cover with cling film patted down onto the surface of the custard to prevent a skin from forming.