Keto Boiled Custard

Custard is undoubtedly one of the best-kept culinary secrets around. Keto boiled custard is like drinking a creamy glass of awesome!

Keto Boiled Custard
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WHAT IS KETO BOILED CUSTARD?

Boiled custard, or as it is often referred to Southern boiled custard, is a sweet and creamy holiday drink.

Normally, the drink can be found bottled and on store shelves, but it is also easy enough to make at home.

The store-bought variety is full of sugar and added ingredients, while this Southern boiled custard is about as simple as it can get.

Holidays or not, this drink makes for the perfect sweet treat or end to a delicious Thanksgiving or Christmas meal!

KETO BOILED CUSTARD INGREDIENTS

Before you try to make this custard recipe, make sure you have the following ingredients on hand.

After you have all of this, you’re set and ready to cook!

HOW TO MAKE KETO BOILED CUSTARD

  1. Heat a double boiler to medium heat
  2. Add heavy whipping cream to the top of the boiler, stirring occasionally until warm
  3. Add 1/8 cup of sweetener to cream
  4. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, 1/8 cup sweetener, and vanilla extract until light
  5. When cream is heated, add egg mixture and stir
  6. Regardless of the name, DO NOT let the mixture boil
  7. Continue to heat for 5 – 10 minutes, or until the mixture begins to slightly thicken
  8. Remove from heat and let cool
  9. Place in a pourable container and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 – 6 hours
  10. Drink and enjoy!
Keto Boiled Custard

KETO BOILED CUSTARD WARNING

As mentioned in the recipe instructions, there is a very big “warning” that should be applied to this recipe. It’s always worth repeating.

Don’t let the custard mixture boil.

If the mixture boils, you’ll end up cooking the egg instead of heating it properly and incorporating it. And let’s be honest. Cooked egg is NOT a taste you’re aiming for with this recipe!

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN EGG NOG AND BOILED CUSTARD?

A question often asked is “aren’t eggnog and boiled custard the same?” Well, they are close, but not the same by any means.

Boiled custard is a sweet beverage usually made with milk, eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Just like eggnog, you can often find bottled versions of it in your local supermarket or grocery store each winter holiday season.

Eggnog, also often spelled as egg nog, is a sweetened dairy-based beverage made with milk, cream, sugar, beaten eggs. The beaten eggs give it a fluffier, frothier texture.

Eggnog is then flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg. Often “nog” is also mixed with liquor for a more “fun” version of the ubiquitous holiday drink.

CAN YOU FREEZE BOILED CUSTARD?

Well, technically you can. However, it generally isn’t advised as most recipes that contain liquid dairy products don’t freeze well.

The main problem doesn’t come with freezing, but rather with thawing.

When you freeze something solid, like meat, the thawing process doesn’t change the meat itself. The ice crystals return to liquid and the meat is considered to be thawed.

With liquids, the same process takes place (ice to liquid) but often the mixture will separate. In the case of dairy, this can make for some really interesting results.

Generally, dairy (especially cream) will separate the butterfat from water during thawing.

Having said all of that, you can freeze this custard, but do so quickly and for as little time as possible (we’re talking days here, if you can). Don’t be shocked if you need to shake or mix it back up if separation occurs.

Keto Boiled Custard

STORING LEFTOVER BOILED CUSTARD

Storing leftover custard is very easy. Simply store in a Mason jar with a lid or other pourable storage container.

Keep in the refrigerator for the amount of time suggested below.

HOW LONG WILL THIS CUSTARD KEEP?

This custard will keep for several days in the refrigerator. Unlike the store-bought, processed variety, the “shelf life” of this isn’t a few weeks.

After a few days, discard any remaining custard.

WHAT TO DRINK WITH KETO BOILED CUSTARD

While boiled custard is definitely suited for a holiday treat, it can certainly be paired with a number of dishes. This sweet treat is perfect by itself or to finish off a delicious meal.

Here are a few recipe ideas to get you started.

For more ideas, you can check out our recipe index.

TOOLS USED TO MAKE KETO BOILED CUSTARD

Click on the links to see the items used in making this recipe. You can also find these products linked in the recipe below.

  • Double Boiler – One of the lesser used kitchen tools, a double boiler is the perfect way to heat mixtures without the fear of scorching or burning them. The bottom pot is filled with water which transfers heat to the top pot by way of steam. Understandably, you probably don’t have one laying around but if you plan to do a lot of cooking, you’re going to need to pick one up to add to your kitchen arsenal.
Keto Boiled Custard


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Keto Boiled Custard

Keto Boiled Custard

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Custard is undoubtedly one of the best-kept culinary secrets around. Keto boiled custard is like drinking a creamy glass of awesome!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat a double boiler to medium heat
  2. Add heavy whipping cream to the top of the boiler, stirring occasionally until warm
  3. Add 1/8 cup of sweetener to cream
  4. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, 1/8 cup sweetener, and vanilla extract until light
  5. When cream is heated, add egg mixture and stir
  6. Regardless of the name, DO NOT let the mixture boil
  7. Continue to heat for 5 - 10 minutes, or until the mixture begins to slightly thicken
  8. Remove from heat and let cool
  9. Place in a pourable container and chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 - 6 hours
  10. Drink and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 8
Amount Per ServingCalories 217 Total Fat 20g Carbohydrates 3g Protein 1g
Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from an online food databse. All carbohydrate counts are calculated as net carbs instead of total. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.
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