Homemade Custard Powder: How to Make Custard

Custard powder is easy and simple to produce at home. It saves you money and children prefer it to ordinary pap may be of the attractive color and flavor.

What Is Custard Powder/Meaning?

Custard powder is a fine powder made up of cornstarch, milk powder, and flavoring that turns into a rich, sweet vanilla sauce once heated with milk and sugar.

This homemade powder is produced from cornstarch of which corn is the primary raw material

A dessert that you can use in the making of other varieties of recipes such as custard, custard bread pudding, and custard cake

Custard Powder Benefits

  1. It can be used to produce warm custard when you don’t feel like making the real deal (pap).
  2. Therefore, if heating milk and tempering eggs is not your thing or your allergic to egg and cannot get your hands on Birds Custard Powder very easily, this is a great alternative or the kitchen hack you need.
  3. It’s a sustainable business in Nigeria and producers are always smiling to the bank because of the profit margin and the huge market demand.
  4. Lastly, it also works well in some desserts like cupcakes and cookies.

Custard Powder Substitute

Use equal parts cornstarch for custard powder and add enough vanilla extract for taste.

Use cornstarch to substitute for it in cakes, sauces, desserts and for quick puddings.



  • ½ kilo Corn starch
  • 1 tsp. egg yellow food color
  • One tsp. of powdered milk flavor
  • 1 tsp. vanilla powdered flavor
  • One tsp. banana powdered flavor


  1. Firstly, sift the cornstarch into an empty dry bowl
  2. After that, add the milk powdered flavor, the vanilla and banana mixture flavor and also the egg yellow food color to a food processor or blender.
  3. Then blend for about 10 seconds and transfer to an airtight container and store in the pantry.

How to Turn into Custard


  • ½ cup homemade custard powder
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1-2 tablespoons sugar (to taste)


  1. Firstly, put the custard powder into a mixing bowl with ½ cup of the milk to make a smooth liquid
  2. Secondly, add the remaining ½ cups of milk and the sugar in a pot and slowly bring to a boil, this allows the sugar to dissolve.
  3. Then, once the milk starts boiling over low heat add the custard liquid mixture slowly to it and stir it frequently to avoid burning on the bottom or the side of the pot.
  4. After that, allow thickening and careful stir so that it doesn’t burn. This should take around 2 minutes only so you need to be stirring at all times.
  5. Lastly, continue stirring until it begins to bubble and then, adjust the consistency with more milk to suit you.
  6. Once finished, serve hot.

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Homemade custard powder
Homemade custard powder

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