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Fruit Custard / Custard Fruit Salad

Akum Raj Jamir
Fruit custard is mixed fruits in delicious creamy custard sauce. Fruit custard is a classic dessert and the simplest to make amongst the desserts. It is a quick and easy to make milk based dessert. This fruit custard recipe is made using homemade custard powder, milk, sugar and fresh fruits. This rich and creamy fruit custard can be a great summer treat and a perfect party dessert.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 6


  • sauce pan
  • Ladle
  • Mixing bowl
  • 240 ml measuring cup set


  • 500 ml whole milk
  • 3 tablespoon  custard powder (see notes for homemade custard powder recipe link)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup apple 
  • 2 large banana  diced
  • ½ cup mango  diced
  • ¼ cup orange segments 
  • ¼½ cup black & green grapes diced 
  • ¼ cup pomegranate 


  • Wash the fruits nicely and pat dry. Dice the fruits and keep ready aside.
  • In a heavy bottom sauce pan add in the milk and turn on the flame. While the milk is warming up, take 3-4 tablespoons of the warm milk in a small bowl.
  • Add in the sugar onto the remaining milk and allow to come to a boil. Stir occasionally in between to prevent from sticking.
  • Meanwhile mix the custard powder with the luke warm milk and stir very well to make a smooth slurry without any lumps.
  • When the milk starts to boil, simmer the heat and pour the custard mixture and stir it continously so that no lumps are formed.
  • Cook the custard in low-medium heat until it starts to thicken approximately 4-5 minutes stirring it continuously to prevent from forming lumps and burning. 
  • The custard must coat the back of the spoon or ladle well but must be yet of runny consistency. Keep in mind that as the custard cools, it will thicken more.
  • Take off the heat and stir well for sometime to make it smooth and also it helps to cool down the custard.
  • Transfer the custard to a bowl. Add in the cut fresh fruits and mix well. Let it chill in the refrigerator for 1-2  hours. Scoop in individual serving bowl, garnish with fresh fruits and serve chilled! 
  • You can do it in the other way - Once the custard has cool down transfer it to a bowl and let it chill in the refrigerator for few hours. Just before serving, add in the cut fruits and mix well. Scoop into serving bowls, garnish with fresh fruits and serve!



Homemade custard powder recipe 
  1. Use fruits of your choice or any seasonal fruits. 
  2. Avoid using watermelon, musk melon etc as they leave water and makes the custard runny and watery. 
  3. You could also add some nuts and dry fruits like raisins, cashews, pine nuts, pistachios, almonds, walnuts, pecans.
  4. While adding custard slurry make sure your flame is at low. If you add custard slurry in rolling boiling milk your custard will form lumps.
  5. To make it vegan you ca  use coconut milk or almond milk instead of dairy milk.
  6. Sugar can be adjusted as per your preference. You can increase to ½ cup if you want to make it slightly sweeter custard sauce.
  7. Make sure that the custard is cooled completely before adding chopped fruits to the custard.
Keyword custard, custard sauce, fruit salad custard