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Kuch Meetha Ho Jaye: Here Is A Fruit Custard Recipe That You’d Be 100% Hooked To

Wanna try a bowl full of happiness? We’d recommend that you try your hands on our trusty fruit custard recipe. It’s fruity, it’s fancy, and it hundred percent satisfies your sweet tooth. Unlike your basic custard recipe, this one comes packed with a layer of flavours and elements. Plus, it looks gorgeous AF. Long things short–next time you are entertaining, do give this amazing recipe a try. Here’s how to prepare this beauty:

Ingredients For Fruit Custard Recipe

Firstly–this dessert recipe is a gastronomic fantasy come true. And now that we are clear on that, here are some fruit custard ingredients that you will need to prepare our special dessert: 

Milk (3 cups)

Custard Powder (3 tbsp)


Lukewarm milk (3 tbsp)

Sugar (5-6 tbsp)

Chopped fruits of choice (we recommend mango, banana, dragonfruit, and strawberry) 

Pistacchio (9-10, shredded)


Red Jelly (1 cup)

Green Jelly (1 cup)

Chia seeds (2 tbsp, soaked)

Coconut (¼ cup, shredded)


Dark chocolate of choice (2-3 tbsp, shredded)

P.s. In case you might be looking for a mango custard recipe, just leave out the other fruits. 

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How To Prepare Custard Milk

Before the fun assembling part, you need to get started on your base. In case you are confused about how to prepare custard milk, you can follow these step by step instructions:
Step 1: Pour the milk into a thick-bottomed pan and let it simmer.
Step 2: While the milk boils, take the custard powder and lukewarm milk together in a bowl and mix. You have to ensure that the paste is smooth and there are no lumps.
Step 3: When the milk in the saucepan has come to a boil, add sugar, and stir until it dissolves completely.
Step 4: Once the sugar has dissolved, add the custard paste in parts. Make sure that you are stirring the mixture constantly.
Step 5: The mixture will start to thicken after a while. Keep stirring until the mixture arrives at your desired consistency.
Step 6: Let the mixture cool before you start assembling the custard.

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How To Make Fruit Custard

Well, in case you have been wondering about how to make the fruit custard, here’s how to do it right: 

Step 1: We are going to do a layered recipe. Start with a base of fruits followed by a layer of green jelly. 

Step 2: Now, mix your custard base with shredded coconut, a portion of the chopped fruits and chia seeds. Pour this over the fruit-jelly mixture. 

Step 3: The third and final layer would comprise a layer of red jelly bits, dry fruits, shredded chocolate, and fruit chunks. Decadent, right? 


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Fruit salad with custard recipe

Here are a few tips that you should keep in mind while preparing a fruit salad with custard recipe:

  1. Avoid too many citrus fruits. 
  2. Best would be to pick up seasonal fruits. 
  3. You can easily double or triple this recipe. 
  4. Try serving this in small glasses instead of bowls for a unique experience.
  5. Don’t assemble the custard if the milk mixture is still warm.

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Which fruits can be added to custard?


Almost all seasonal fruits can be added to custard. Think bananas, mangoes, pomegranates, apples, strawberries, chikoo, grapes, dragon fruit. However, we’d recommend that you steer clear of too many citrus fruits. 

How do you thicken fruit custard?

The trick to thicken fruit custard lies in the custard powder. Post that, it depends on how long you let the milk simmer. 

What are the 3 types of custard?


Generally, there are three main varieties of custard: premium, regular and low-fat.

How to make fruit custard without custard powder?

You can use cornstarch to make fruit custard in case you don’t have custard powder at home. You add 2 tbsp of cornstarch to milk along with a few drops of vanilla extract and you’d be good to go. 

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So fam, all set to try your hands on our awesome fruit custard recipe?

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28 Jul 2021

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