Mmm, custard. This is real custard. Made with egg yolks. Made with whole milk. In other words, the real deal. So those watching their cholesterol, I’d skip to another dessert recipe. This one is not for you. I happened to have four egg yolks to use since I omitted them in my recent Caramelized Red Onion Goat Cheese Quiche. So this Old Fashioned Strawberry Vanilla Chia Custard happened out of necessity. I have always made chia pudding with regular milk and thought why not in custard? The result is really yummy especially with fresh strawberries. But you could do this also with fresh blueberries or any other berry and I’m sure it would be just as delicious. The trick is to make the custard less thick than you’d think, since the chia seeds will expand 3x their original size when immersed in the liquid.
Start by heating the eggs, milk, sugar:
Add in the cornstarch (dissolved first in cold water), vanilla extract and chia seeds:
Clean those home grown strawberries to get them ready for the topping 🙂
Pour into little closable glass containers, and refrigerate at least four hours until the custard has set.
You can top your Old Fashioned Strawberry Vanilla Chia Custard with the fresh strawberry pieces after the custard has set, right before serving.
Don’t overdo the portions; a little cup is really truly satisfying and all you need. You can give one to your neighbor if you’ve got too much to eat. They’ll return the favor one day, too 🙂
Have you tried chia seeds since you’ve been reading my blog? If not, what’s holding you back? Comment below if you’ve tried them, I’d love to hear what you think.