Fruit custard is a rich, creamy dessert made with custard powder, milk, seasonal fruits, and almonds. This classic Indian delicacy is also known as fruit salad with custard. Most special lunches and gatherings include a cold fruit custard. Fruit custard is a refreshing summer treat for friends, family, and visitors.

Here is how you can make the creamy custard fruit salad for your midnight cravings


1. 2½ cups milk

2. 3 tablespoons custard powder

3. ¼ cup warm milk

4. 4 to 5 tablespoons sugar

5. 1 banana (ripe)

6. ½ pomegranate

7. 1 medium apple

8. ½ mango (ripe)


1. In a large heavy-bottomed skillet or pot, heat 2.5 cups milk. Stir in the sugar until it melts.

2. Meanwhile, in a small cup, combine the custard powder and 1/4 cup milk (warm or at room temperature). The mixture must be smooth and free of lumps.

3. Pour 2 tbsp of the custard mix into the heated milk once it has reached a warm temperature (but not boiling). To combine it with the milk, whisk it vigorously.

4. Add another 2 tablespoons of the custard mixture to the milk and stir thoroughly. In three batches, whisk in all of the custard mixture to the milk, stirring after each addition.

5. At this point, you can taste it and add additional sugar if necessary.

6. Cook on a low to medium heat, stirring constantly, until the custard thickens. The custard must be thick enough to coat the back of the spoon but still runny.

7. Remove it from the heat and whisk it thoroughly to make it silky smooth. Cover right away. Allow to cool completely before placing in the refrigerator.

8. Clean the fruits properly and place them in the refrigerator to chill. Refrigerating after cutting allows juices from the sliced fruits to escape, making the custard creamy.

9. Peel and slice the fruits into bite-size pieces. Fill a serving bowl or individual serving glasses with them.

10. Pour the custard over the fruits and carefully toss to combine. Start serving the fruit custard right away.

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