Dessert Custard Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


3 cups

Updated: Oct. 16, 2022
No need to stand over the stove to make a custard sauce. Bunny Richardson of Russellville, Alabama created this streamlined version. Goes great over fresh fruit or cake.


  • 2 cups cold milk, divided
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a small bowl, beat 1 cup milk and pudding mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the cream, sugar, vanilla and remaining milk; beat on low speed for 2 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a pitcher; refrigerate 1-2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1/3 cup: 121 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 107mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.