Ashta Custard


This eggless custard, made with a smooth cream, makes for a really rich dessert.

Nutritional info
per serving

Calories 32
Fat 1g
Saturated fat 1g
Carbohydrates 4g
Sodium 24mg
Fiber 0g
Protein 1g
Cholesterol 5mg

Ashta Custard

4 cups
Prep time: Cook time: Total time:


  • 24mg sodium
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 3 TB. sugar
  • 5 pieces white bread, crust removed
  • 3 TB. cornstarch
  • [1/2] cup water
  • 2 TB. orange blossom water
  • 2 TB. rose water


In a 2-quart pot over medium-low heat, combine whole milk, half-and-half, and sugar.

Cut white bread into small pieces, add to the pot, and whisk vigorously for about 1 minute. Continue whisking for about 5 minutes.

In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in water. Whisk cornstarch mixture into custard.

Stir orange blossom water and rose water into custard, and whisk for about 3 minutes. Custard should be very thick now.

Transfer custard to a bowl, and set on the countertop to cool for 1 hour.

Stir custard, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.

Tasty Tip
This custard is great for any recipe that calls for a custard filling. You can swap out the orange blossom water and rose water with the flavoring of your choice to suit the recipe you want to use it for.

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