Creamy Paleo Custard

This dessert is a yummy paleo custard that is rich in flavor thanks to the vanilla and coconut. It’s easy to prepare except for making sure you don’t overcook the eggs.

Paleo Coconut Custard

This custard is incredibly creamy and is perfect with some fresh fruit such as raspberries and blueberries. It also is pretty delicious with a whole heap of different desserts.

To make this custard paleo-friendly, I use coconut milk instead of regular milk. One downside to this is that you do end up with a very strong coconut flavor to the custard.

What to have with Custard

You can eat this custard on its own, or you can have it with something else. I typically enjoy having some lovely fresh mixed berries if they are in season. It’s also pretty good with most types of fruit, especially bananas.

A crunchy paleo granola goes absolutely fabulous with this, and you can make the granola in advance.

If you’re not following the Paleo diet, then there are so many desserts that this goes great as an accompaniment. For example, I love to drizzle custard over a bread pudding that’s just come out of the oven. It’s so good.

If you have some suggestions on what to have with this custard, then please be sure to let us know by leaving a comment.

Personalize this Paleo Custard

There are lots of different tweaks that you can do this recipe to make it more to your liking.

I haven’t tried it, but you could try using almond milk instead of coconut. This change will give you a nutty-flavored custard instead.

To add a bit of sweetness to the custard you can add some honey. I recommend a maximum of a tablespoon as you don’t want it to end up too sweet.

You can help stop this custard from splitting by adding a teaspoon of tapioca starch or cornstarch. I recommend beating this into the eggs before adding it to the custard.

There are dozens of more tweaks that you can do to this recipe so if you have one you would like to share, then please don’t hesitate to leave a comment.

How Long will Coconut Custard Last?

You will find that this custard will last roughly three to four days when stored in the fridge. Make sure you keep it covered so it won’t get contaminated by other food in the refrigerator.

I don’t recommend freezing the custard as it’s unlikely it will defrost to be very nice. However, I haven’t tested this so it might work.

For all the steps on making this delicious paleo coconut custard, be sure to check out the recipe below.

Paleo Custard Recipe

Paleo Custard
Prep time
5 Minutes
Cook time
10 Minutes
Total time
15 Minutes
Serves
2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 eggs (At room temperature)
  • ¼ tsp vanilla bean
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon, ground
  • Mixed berries to serve

Instructions

  1. Pour the coconut milk into a saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  2. Whisk in the eggs, coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon to the pan and then remove from heat.
  3. Continue to whisk for 4-5 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  4. Place into your serving dishes and refrigerate for at least an hour.
  5. Enjoy!

Cooking Tips

  • You need to be careful not to overcook the eggs; otherwise, it will go lumpy. The best way to stop it overcooking is to remove it from the heat and let the residual heat cook the custard. If the custard doesn't appear to be thickening, then return to the stove for a few seconds at a time.
  • Feel free to experiment with the spices a bit. Adding spices such as cardamom, nutmeg, or even turmeric can transform this recipe into something entirely different.
  • If you like chia, then try adding about 1/3 cup to this paleo custard recipe.
  • If you’re like me, then you probably use vanilla essence all the time. I finally started to use pure vanilla beans after a suggestion by a friend, and I am amazed by the difference. One of the cons to using vanilla beans is the cost. If you’re looking for a decently priced vanilla beans, you can find vanilla beans here.

Nutritional Information

If you’re interested in knowing the nutritional information for this custard, then you can find it below. This information is estimated so you may find it will vary slightly but should be correct enough to give you a good idea of what to expect.

If you decide on using almond milk, then this may change the values by quite a bit. It also doesn’t include the berries that you may have with it.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 172g (6.07 oz)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 400 Calories from Fat 358.2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39.8g 61%
Saturated Fat 32.6g 163%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 164mg 55%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 7.3g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g 11%
Sugars 4.4g
Protein 8.3g 17%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

More Delicious Paleo Recipes

There are so many more awesome paleo-friendly recipes that you can easily make. Below is just a couple that will work great with this recipe.

While you can eat this custard by itself, you will actually find that it goes well with many other dishes such as a scrumptious apple crisp.

Another dessert that’s worth trying is the paleo-friendly baked apples, and they will match perfectly with this delicious custard. 

If you have made this yummy paleo custard and have your own variation that you would love to share, or you have some feedback, then please feel free to leave a comment below.

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