This dessert is a yummy paleo custard recipe that is great for breakfast as well. It’s easy to prepare except for making sure you don’t overcook the eggs.

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

You can eat this custard on its own, or you can have it with something else. I typically enjoy having some nice fresh mixed berries if they are in season. Otherwise, a crunchy paleo granola goes absolutely great with this, and you can make the granola in advance.

Paleo Custard Recipe

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


  • 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


  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 do this is to remove it from the heat and let the residual heat cook the heat. 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 used to using 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.
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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 400Calories from Fat 358.2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39.8g61%
Saturated Fat 32.6g163%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 164mg55%
Sodium 80mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 7.3g2%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g11%
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.

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

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