Fruit Custard: A Best Summertime Delight
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For a significant amount of time, the scorching heat will put your patience to the test; the least you can do is to take all necessary precautions and make an effort to enjoy yourself while you can. As much as you dislike the sweltering heat, there is no denying the amazing satisfaction of tucking into your favourite ice cream, milkshake, or dessert during the summer. Indians have a special love-hate relationship with the season. A fresh fruit custard is one of the most cherished summertime delights ever. Any time of the day is a good time to drink a cup, and once you realize how simple it is to make one at home, you might find yourself doing so more frequently than you should.

Fruit custard is a quick and simple milk-based dish that combines various fruits in a wonderful, creamy custard. In this recipe, thick and creamy milk custard is produced using pre-made vanilla custard powder, and sweet seasonal fruits are added for flavour. This dessert is ideal for a children's party or any gathering because it is simple to make, can be easily doubled or tripled, and can be made ahead of time.


  • 2 cups (500ml) + 1/4 cup Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Vanilla Custard Powder (or custard powder)
  • 1/4 cup Sugar (or less, to taste)
  • 2 cups chopped Mixed Fruits (grapes, mango, banana, apple, strawberry or pomegranate)

Note: Custard powder comes in many flavours such as mango and vanilla etc. You can choose accordingly. You can also choose your favourite summertime fruit to add.

Method for Preparation

  • Add two teaspoons of custard powder to a bowl.
  • Stir thoroughly after adding 1/4 milk. Make sure there aren't any powder lumps.
  • Using a medium flame, warm 2 cups (500 ml) of milk until it boils in a heavy-bottomed kadai (or non-stick pan). To avoid sticking, stir every now and then.
  • Put 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) of sugar in when it starts to boil.
  •  Add milk-custard powder combination after lowering the flame.
  •  Mix well.
  • Cook the mixture over a low temperature for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring often to avoid the milk from burning or sticking.
  • After extinguishing the flame, pour the contents into a sizable basin. As it cools, the custard will get thicker. After bringing it to room temperature, cover it and chill it for at least an hour in the refrigerator. It's time for custard.
  • Make fruit bits by chopping them up. Seedless grapes, mango, banana, apple, and strawberry are among the fruits used in this recipe. According to what is in season and your preferences, you can add any sweet fruit, including chikoo, papaya, pomegranate seeds, blueberries, etc.
  • Take the custard out of the fridge and stir in the fruit after one hour.
  • Mix thoroughly and place it back in the fridge for an additional hour.
  • Fruit Custard is ready to serve.

After dinner, you can serve this fruit custard as dessert. It is the ideal dish to serve as dessert at a children's party.