custard apple cream recipe | sitaphal cream recipe

Custard apple cream or Sitaphal cream recipe – if you have lived in Mumbai then you will know about sitaphal cream.

Basically its custard apple pulp mixed with chilled cream… You guessed it right. Sitaphal is the hindi word for Custard apples.

custard apple cream, sitaphal cream

If you have had the Sitaphal cream, then you know it is such a WOW dessert. custard apples are in season here. So when we got them, I wanted to make the sitaphal cream. Now I did not want to use regular cream.

custard apple cream recipe

So since my vegan fruit salad With cashew cream was such a success, I had no second thoughts on which vegan cream to use.

So there I added cashew cream with some organic cane sugar and vanilla and had a beautiful bowl of Custard apple cream.

Now the dessert was a creamy, sweet dessert and you don’t miss the regular cream here. Apart from this recipe, you can also make Custard apple ice cream.

This dessert has become a hot favorite at home now. you can use regular cream instead of cashew cream. the recipe has been adapted from you can also check Mango ice cream and Vanilla ice cream recipe.

sitaphal cream recipe

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sitaphal cream

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Sitaphal cream recipe - a creamy vegan custard apple dessert
sitaphal cream recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:30 mins
Total Time:30 mins
Servings (change the number to scale):2 -3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)


  • 4-5 medium sized custard apples
  • ¾ to 1 cup chilled cashew cream
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla powder or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 pinch of saffron (optional)
  • sugar as required


  • Remove the flesh from the seeds.
  • This takes some time.
  • Collect the pulp in a bowl.
  • Mix the cream with the sugar & vanilla.
  • Now add the custard apple pulp. mix well.
  • Add to serving bowls and garnish with some saffron strands.
  • Chill or serve custard apple cream straightaway.
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Dassana Amit

[avatar]namaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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17 comments/reviews

  1. this site is very nice……!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • thanks priya.

  2. i havent had sitaphal in soooo sooo long.. that looks so good!

  3. I love this and have tried many times with malai, my in laws had a tree at home. I also use a lot of cashew cream but never tried both these together..this is a lovely idea. Your pictures are heavenly..

  4. My mother made this differently. She would blend the custard apple pulp. Then blend is some milk and sugar if required. Then thicken it with a little cornflour. Serve it chilled. Have been wanting to make this sometime, but somehow have never been able to get those big-eyed custard apple for a few seasons now!

  5. Oh wow I can’t wait to try that out for myself. What amazing flavores Dassana! I haven’t come across custard apples yet, but I am going to the market on saturday, so I ll keep an eye out for them. thanks for sharing!

  6. I’ve never had it, but I’d love to try. My friend is from Mumbai. I wonder if she could make it with me! 🙂

  7. Believe it or not, I’ve never had sitaphal before. This is a bowl of delicious autumn. And I love the use of cashew cream 🙂

  8. Looks Utterly delicious….I miss Custard apple so much 🙁

  9. This looks super yummy…As a kid used to eat lot of this fruit…Had a tree at home..:) Its long that I dint have it..Loved the presentation..White on white is really tough to capture..Loved that..and the little colors by saffron and flower..
    Hey regarding the spoon stuff…I too find it really tough to place it properly…after some attempts I just drop it somewhere and sometimes that works for me…:)

  10. Looks delish I want a bite of it right now 🙂

  11. Gorgeous! Love the bowl, colors and photos 🙂

  12. I love sitaphal. We have got sitaphal tree in out front garden in India and used get loads during the season. I am back to my childhood which brought me tears in my eyes. We can’t get here which really strange as Almost every single fruit we get here in UK on its season time.

    Great sitaphal cream recipe though. Lovely clicks as usual. I love the flower display too. It looks very pretty.

  13. will surely try with fresh cream..thanks for sharing such innovative recipe..

  14. We don’t get Sitaphal here but it’s such a delicious fruit. Your dessert looks amazing !

  15. This looks really yummy. I love sitaphal, but i am not getting in USA. 🙁

  16. Aww…looks delicious!!