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Fruit custard recipe with step by step photos and video – easy recipe of delicious custard made with mixed fruits and custard powder.

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Fruit custard is one of those desserts that I have grown up having along with gajar halwa, rice kheer, besan ladoo. 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 and polson brand or crown brand for custard and the jelly would be rex brand.

A fruit custard is basically made by mixing fruits with custard sauce. This delicious dessert is also known as fruit salad with custard. Some dry fruits and nuts can also be added to this fruit custard recipe. I have also shared an eggless recipe of making Vanilla custard.

Suggestions for making fruit custard

  1. Fruit custard can be made with dairy milk as well as almond milk. I make both ways. In the stepwise pics, I have shown the method of making with dairy milk. I have mentioned the method of making with almond milk in the recipe card notes below.
  2. To improvise on the sugar content, you can add jaggery to almond milk. However with dairy milk, you have to be careful while adding jaggery as the milk can curdle. If you do plan to add jaggery, then add once the custard has become warm.
  3. You can add seasonal fruits but avoid citrus fruits and melons. Both citrus fruits and melons are an incompatible combination with milk and can make the stomach upset.
  4. You can also add chopped dry fruits and nuts of your choice.

Fruit custard can be served chilled or immediately.

How to make fruit custard recipe

Making custard sauce

1. Take 2.5 cups milk in a thick bottomed pan or sauce pan and keep it on the stove top. Bring the milk to a gentle heat or simmer.

milk for fruit custard recipe

2. Whilst the milk is getting heated, in a small bowl, take 3 tbsp warm milk or milk at room temperature. You can take the 3 tbsp warm milk from the milk which is getting heated up or warm 3 tbsp milk separately in a microwave oven or on the stove top. Add 3 tbsp custard powder.

milk for fruit custard recipe

3. With a whisk stir very well to make a smooth paste without any lumps.

paste for fruit custard recipe

4. When the milk has come to a gentle heat, add 5 tbsp sugar or as required. stir very well so that the sugar dissolves.

sugar for fruit custard recipe

5. Keep the flame on a low and then add the custard paste in parts.

making fruit custard recipe

6. As soon as you add the custard mixture, stir quickly so that lumps are not formed. Finish of all the custard paste this way.

making fruit custard recipe

7. Keep on stirring often while the custard is cooking, so that lumps are not formed. Cook for about 5 to 6 minutes on a low flame.

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8. The mixture will thicken slowly and the raw taste of the corn starch also goes away. For a thicker custard, cook for a few more minutes. allow the custard to cool at room temperature. Also keep in mind, that as the custard cools, it will thicken more. You can also keep the custard in fridge to chill it before adding the fruits.

making fruit custard recipe

Making fruit custard

9. Chop the fruits. I always suggest to use seasonal fruits to make fruit custard. Secondary avoid citrus fruits and melons. the fruits I used are – apples, papaya, banana, strawberries and pomegranate.

fruits for fruit custard recipe, making fruit salad with custard

10. Once the custard has cooled, add the mixed fruits.

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11. Mix well.

fruit custard recipe, fruit salad with custard

12. Serve fruit custard Garnished with some more fruits and pomegranate arils.

fruit custard recipe, fruit salad with custard

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fruit custard recipe

Fruit Custard

4.84 from 30 votes
Fruit salad with custard recipe - easy recipe of delicious custard made with mixed fruits and custard powder. Fruit custard is a popular Indian dessert.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Cuisine Indian
Course: Desserts

Servings 3 medium dessert bowls
Units

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups milk or almond milk
  • 5 tablespoons sugar (you can use 5 to 6 tablespoon jaggery if using almond milk)
  • 3 tablespoons custard powder
  • 3 tablespoons milk, warm or at room temperature
  • 1.5 to 2 cups chopped fruits

Instructions

making custard sauce

  • Take 2.5 cups milk in a thick bottomed pan or sauce pan and keep it on the stove top. Bring the milk to a gentle heat or simmer.
  • Whilst the milk is getting heated, in a small bowl, take 3 tbsp warm milk. You can take the 3 tbsp warm milk from the milk which is getting heated up or warm 3 tbsp milk separately in a microwave oven or on the stove top. Add 3 tbsp custard powder.
  • With a whisk stir very well to make a smooth paste without any lumps.
  • When the milk has come to a gentle heat, add 5 tbsp sugar. Stir very well so that the sugar dissolves.
  • Keep the flame on a low and then add the custard paste in parts.
  • As soon as you add the custard mixture, stir quickly so that lumps are not formed. Finish of all the custard paste this way.
  • Keep on stirring often while the custard is cooking, so that lumps are not formed. Cook for about 5 to 6 minutes on a low flame.
  • The mixture will thicken slowly. For a thicker custard, cook for a few more minutes. Allow the custard to cool at room temperature. Also keep in mind, that as the custard cools, it will thicken more. You can also keep the custard in fridge to chill it before adding the fruits.

making fruit custard

  • Chop the fruits. Use seasonal fruits. Avoid citrus fruits and melons. The fruits I used - apples, papaya, banana, strawberries and pomegranate.
  • Once the custard has cooled, add the mixed fruits.
  • Mix well.
  • Serve fruit custard garnished with some more fruits and pomegranate arils.

Video

Notes

  • This fruit salad with custard recipe can be doubled or tripled.
  • If making fruit custard for navratri fast, then use arrowroot flour for thickening, instead of corn starch.
  • Best to use seasonal fruits to make fruit custard. Avoid using citrus fruits and melons.

If making vegan fruit custard

  1. Warm the 2.5 cups almond milk. Just lightly warm the milk. Don't over heat it.
  2. Now take 3 tbsp milk from the warmed almond milk and make a smooth paste with the custard powder.
  3. Make sure there are no lumps and keep aside.
  4. Add sugar to the warmed almond milk. Stir till the sugar dissolves.
  5. Then add the custard paste to the warmed almond 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. The custard will start thickening. Avoid making to a thick consistency, as on cooling the consistency thickens more.
  9. Switch off the flame and allow the custard to cool or refrigerate.
  10. Add fruits. Mix well and serve the fruit custard.

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91 Comments

  1. Custard won’t thicken even after boiling for 8 minutes and leaving in the fridge overnight.

    1. not sure why this has happened as 3 tablespoons custard powder will easily thicken 2.5 to 3 cups of milk. i hope the custard powder quality is good. also depending on the pan used, the intensity of flame, cooking time will vary. so the cooking time can be increased. you even can cook now for some more minutes till the mixture thickens. if the custard still does not thicken, then add some more custard powder dissolved in a bit of milk and continue to cook. hope this helps.

  2. HI Dassana,

    I must thank you for all your recipes. I enjoy going through your intuitive site and am amazed to see how it is extremely user friendly.
    I made Fruit Custard for a party at a friends place and it turned out to be amazing. i made 2 changes – first instead of adding the custard while the milk came to a gentle heat , i added it after a complete boil – this gave the custard a real thick density and second i added few saffron strands to this, which added a rich color and fragrance to the end product.
    All your recipes have been amazing . Heartfelt thank you and keep up the good work.5 stars

    1. Welcome Supriya. Thanks for sharing this awesome feedback on recipes. Glad to know that you like the website presentation.

  3. I have been happily married for 3 years now
    And your recipes have given a great contribution
    I have really tried many many of your recipes and almost all have pleased us
    The way you describe is very good
    All the very best Dassana
    Great work ,you are at home but believe me you are making happier lives for many like us5 stars

    1. Thanks Namrata for your positive feedback on recipes and for your kind words. glad to know that recipes are helping you.

  4. I want to make for 13 people.can u please mention all the quantities plzz.it’s a bit urgent5 stars

    1. divya, just increase the recipe ingredients 5 times proportionately. recipes like custard can be easily doubled or tripled or made in large quantities by increasing the ingredients proportionately.

  5. Tanx for dis wnderful recipe dassana…i just want 2 knw dat for 150people how many kg of custard powder and milk i need plzzz reply… With measuring… Tanx

    1. Welcome Shraddha. Its too difficult for me to guess. I am sorry, I can’t help it.

  6. Hello mam so pleased to know that u r having a YouTube channel. Just subscribed… Keep posting such awesomeness… Will try today.5 stars

    1. thank you Deeksha. yes planning to add new recipe videos as well as old recipe videos on youtube channel. thanks again.

    1. avoid pineapple. it can make the custard bitter. water melon also don’t add. you can add apple and oranges.

  7. Hi.. I am a huge fan of ur website and i have tried most of ur recipies which worked out awsome…. Well, i have tried this custard for many a times and since i use vanilla flavoured custard( which was gifted by my relative and i am not a fan of vanilla flavour) is there anything which i could reduce the flavour of vanilla in cusard?

    1. anusha, then you just make a simple custard following this recipe. don’t use custard powder, but replace it with corn flour (corn starch). then add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, depending on how less or strong you want its aroma and flavour. or else reduce the custard powder, but in this case the custard will be slightly thin.

  8. Hi…for the custard receipe if i have to serve in small bowls (say 75ml) for about 50 people then how do i assess the quantity, would 6 fold the quantity be sufficient. Apologies but just unsure and its for an event hence asking.

    1. PY, this recipe will serve 6 to 7 small dessert bowls. so for 50 people, just increase the recipe ingredients 9 or 10 times proportionally.

      no issues. you can ask queries.

  9. Yummy… but I wanna ask you something that is. . Can I make it with custard and milk cream..??4 stars

    1. you mean custard powder or milk cream or ready custard and milk cream.

  10. this is really yummy i like the way u made, can u plz tell me if i can make this more great full by adding some cashew nuts n ice cream? plz tell me

    1. while serving you can serve with ice cream. cashews can be added directly in the custard and some you can garnish with while serving.

  11. Hi can you please help me with quantity of ingredients of fruit custard salad for 25 people. Recipe is so simple i want to try it for my daughter’s birthday party as desserts. Waiting for your reply. .

    1. megha, since making custard is very simple, so you can easily increase the proportions. increase the recipe by 8 times. so you will need 20 cups milk, 2.5 cups sugar, 1 cup custard powder, 1.5 cups milk for dissolving custard powder and 14 to 16 cups chopped mix fruits.

  12. Lovely recipe, have made it numerous times, using low fat milk mostly as that is what I have on hand. I am sur you guys have heard this many time but would like to repeat , your site is outstanding. I recently made veg kadhai and used the dry masala in the recipe to make amazing, if I may say so myself chicken curry:)

    1. pleased to know this anu and thankyou for your kind and loving words 🙂

  13. Thank u very much for such an easy recipe.

    Can you just post the recipe for home made noodles with wheat flour without egg.5 stars

    1. you are welcome jayalakshmi 🙂 have taken your request for eggless wheat flour noodles.

  14. Hi…
    I tried fruit custard
    But its get thicker.
    Can I make it thinner again that same cm fruit custard ???

    Awaiting for reply

    1. yes you can. just add some hot water to the custard and blend in a mixie or with an immersion blender. i hope you have not added fruits to the custard.

  15. Thanku u soo much for ur recipes it was great your ideas make my work easy thnkuu soo much

    1. welcome alwaya rabiya thankyou for your kind words and you are always welcome.

  16. Hey it was really grt recipe the taste was very gud d only prblm i faced was that it was not thik enough i tried it two times both the time it was d same prblm i even let the milk burn till its half of its orignal quantity bt my prblm was still same plz suggest me what should i do n also my mistake if had
    Thank u4 stars

    1. thanks airashi. just increase the quantity of custard powder to 3 or 4 tbsp for the amount of milk mentioned in the recipe. the custard will become thick.

    1. esha you would have to cook more for thicker consistency hope this help’s you.

  17. Hello Madam,
    I enjoyed cooking this recipe. Infact, I’ve tried several items from your list, gaining so much appreciation from my family.
    Thank you for making it easy for so many of us.
    Also, a small request to mention, many of us would love to have Non-Vegetarian Food Recipes from you. So that we aren’t fetching for other sites over Non Veg Items.
    Thank you once again.
    You connect people, you connect families.
    Wish you all the best.
    Keep up the good work.

    Manasi 🙂5 stars

    1. very pleased to know this manasi thankyou for your kinda and encouraging words i am touched 🙂 god bless you. as far as non-veg goes it’s not possible as we are pure vegetarians but you could request an veg recipe and thankyou once again.

  18. Your recipies just help me everytime to get my things done easily . .n simpilfies all hard work

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

  20. 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?5 stars

    1. 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.

  21. Hi dasanna Amit I love all ur recpies,pls can u tell how make custard cakes……~3 stars

    1. thanks priyanka for sharing positive feedback. i have noted down the recipe request.

  22. hi dassana just wanted to request u to please upload the pictorial depiction of thi
    s recipe:-)

  23. 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 :*

    1. welcome natasha. felt good reading your comment. thanks for sharing your experience.

    1. just increase all the ingredients proportionately. increase 15 times. will serve about 45 to 50 servings.

  24. 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 possible4 stars

  25. 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.5 stars

    1. i am fine swati. thanks for the feedback. feels nice to know that you got appreciated from your in laws. means a lot.. i can understand.

  26. I prepared fruit custard from this recipe and it was awesome. I got alot of appreciation from all.4 stars

  27. 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.

    1. 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

  28. 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:)

  29. 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…2 stars

  30. 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 …:D5 stars

    1. thanks juhi. glad to know that this site is helpful in your cooking journey. keep on trying and exploring more recipes.

  31. I would like to join this group. Great snaps & recipes…..simple to follow too.

  32. Hi dassana 🙂

    Can i try this recipe with Soy milk…??? Will it taste good???

    1. 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.

  33. Hello, this looks so delicious! Where can I get eggless custard powder? Thanks! 🙂

    1. 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.