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fruit custard is one of those desserts that i have grown up having along with gajar halwa, fruit custard and jelly used to take a prime position in the desserts mom would make.

sometimes the fruit custard was served plain and sometimes with fruit jelly. i remember mom using the brown & polson brand or crown brand for custard and the jelly would be rex brand.

so here is again a veganised version of fruit custard with almond milk in this series of vegan indian desserts.

in this recipe too, the technique and method of making the custard remains the same. so you can use any milk i.e almond or diary and still get perfect results.

to improvise on the sugar content, i added jaggery to the custard. the fruits i used are seasonal fruits – strawberries, apples, papaya, banana and pomegranate.

fruit custard recipe

the fruit custard can be served chilled or immediately. for lactose intolerant kids or adults & vegans, this fruit custard recipe is an awesome dessert.

overall, the result is a custard that one cannot make out whether its made in almond milk or with cow’s milk. if using cow’s milk, then do use organic cow’s milk.

if you are looking for more fruit recipes then do check fruit saladamaranth yogurt parfait, fruit chaat, fruit raita and mango banana papaya smoothie.

mixed fruit custard recipe below:

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fruit custard recipe
mixed fruits with custard - a popular indian dessert
RECIPE TYPE: dessert
CUISINE: indian
SERVES: 3 medium dessert bowls
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 2.5 cups almond milk or regular milk
  • 5-6 tbsp organic powdered jaggery or organic unrefined cane sugar
  • 2 tbsp eggless vanilla custard powder
  • 3 tbsp almond milk or regular milk taken from the above 2.5 cups
  • 1.5 or 2 cups chopped mixed seasonal fruits
  1. warm the 2.5 cups almond milk. just lightly warm the milk. don't over heat it. if using dairy milk, then heat it.
  2. now take 3 tbsp milk from the warmed almond milk and make a smooth paste with the custard powder. with dairy milk also make a paste with warm milk.
  3. make sure there are no lumps and keep aside.
  4. add sugar to the warmed almond milk or the hot dairy milk. stir till the sugar dissolves.
  5. also add the custard paste to the warmed almond milk or hot dairy milk.
  6. keep on a low flame and keep on stirring till the milk begins to thicken.
  7. you have to stir continuously as to avoid forming lumps in the custard.
  8. don't cook till thick as on cooling the consistency thickens more.
  9. switch off the flame and allow the custard to cool.
  10. add fruits. mix well and serve the fruit custard.
  11. you can also chill the fruit custard and serve it later.
the recipe can be doubled or tripled.

if using milk, then use preheated milk.

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  1. swati sourabh says

    Omg..! Amazing , awesome recipes . Me and my fmly loved ur all recipes
    . Specially we loved paneer recipes and desserts. Jst fantabulous……

  2. Reema says

    Hi dassana di, I love your blog
    The custard u made was so loose and didn’t thicken, can u to me why is that?

    • says

      just increase the quantity of custard powder and the custard will become thick. as you see in the pics, the custard is not thin. depends on the quality of custard powder.

  3. Natasha says

    Hi dassana!!
    I love your blog and really appreciate all the efforts you put in to bring us these delicious and wholesome recipes.
    Your write ups are a delight to read and make me feel connected, thanks for sharing a slice of your memories with us :)
    I love fruit custard.. My mom is a fantastic cook and this was one of our favourite family desserts.. Your recipe has made me nostalgic and brought to mind so many happy childhood memories!!!
    Thank you for sharing.. Take care :*

  4. kritika says

    Hey dassana … My husband love fruit custard and he always ask to made this but we r five member in our family can u plz suggest me what will be the quantity medium for my family .. If it is possible

  5. swati khandelwal says

    Hi, dassana how r u ? I Prepared fruit custard from this recipe on my mother in law’s anniversary and it was awesome I got a lot of appreciation from all my inlaws. Thanks a lot.

  6. Rajashri Ghosh says

    Hi dassana. How are you? I just loved this recipe and going to try it on my birthday party but the problem is there will be approximately 12 people and I am not so good with the quantity. So please can you give me the list of the ingredients fulfilling 12 servings requirement??? Please please please.

    • says

      hi rajashri. i am good. wish you the same and an advanced happy birthday. this recipe can be doubled as well as tripled. for the sugar, you add as per your taste. for 12 medium bowl servings, you will need.

      10 cups almond milk or regular milk
      20 to 24 tbsp organic powdered jaggery or organic unrefined cane sugar, add as required
      8 tbsp eggless vanilla custard powder
      12 tbsp almond milk or regular milk taken from the above 10 cups
      6 or 8 cups chopped mixed seasonal fruits

  7. Sanjay Sharma says

    Hi..I love all your recipes..its a big hit in my family!just wanted to know what is almond milk?I mean you make it @home or where can i get it from?I live in dubai.Thank you once again for such lovely recipes:)

  8. fouzia M shaikh says

    its really very happy to know about the receipe of the custurd my 1yr baby really love this fruit custurd i made this of every day of my fasting month of ramadan… and my family really love it.
    thanks for share this receipe…

  9. juhi says

    i just luv this site as it provides solutions to all my cooking querries n provide me with such simple n easy to understand n cook recipes….i m in luv with this site….n yea from being a naive i have become a good cook. n my hubby is happy with the food i prepare….all thanks to u …:D

    • says

      you can try ramya. but the custard will have the soy milk taste & flavor. if thats ok with you, then you can make it with soy milk. but i would still suggest to make the custard with almond milk as its really good both in taste as well as texture. plus also good for the health.

    • says

      generally custard powders are eggless. but some manufacturers do add eggs in it. so when buying just check the contents of the powder or see if there is the green vegetarian sign on the packet.