Get ready to indulge in the luscious sweetness of summer with our delightful Strawberry Custard recipe. Bursting with vibrant flavors and creamy goodness, this dessert is a perfect way to celebrate the abundance of fresh strawberries. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or simply craving a refreshing treat on a warm day, this Strawberry Custard is sure to delight your taste buds and leave you craving more. So, gather your ripe strawberries and let’s dive into this irresistible dessert!

Strawberry Custard Recipe


  • Fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Whole milk
  • Heavy cream
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Optional: whipped cream or fresh mint leaves for garnish


Prepare the Strawberries:

  • Hull and slice the fresh strawberries. Set aside.

Cook the Strawberries:

  • In a saucepan, melt a bit of unsalted butter over medium heat.
  • Add the sliced strawberries and sprinkle with a bit of granulated sugar.
  • Cook the strawberries until they release their juices and become soft and slightly caramelized, stirring occasionally.
  • In a small bowl, mix together a bit of cornstarch with water to form a slurry.
  • Add the cornstarch slurry to the cooked strawberries, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens slightly.
  • Remove the cooked strawberries from heat and set aside to cool.

Prepare the Custard:

  • In a separate saucepan, heat whole milk and heavy cream over medium heat until just simmering.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt until well combined.
  • Slowly pour the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture, whisking constantly to prevent curdling.

Combine the Custard and Strawberries:

  • Once the custard is ready, gently fold in the cooked strawberries until evenly distributed.

Chill and Serve:

  • Transfer the strawberry custard mixture into serving bowls or ramekins.
  • Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or until set.
  • Before serving, optionally garnish with a dollop of whipped cream or fresh mint leaves for a touch of freshness.


  • Serve chilled and savor the delightful combination of creamy custard and sweet, juicy strawberries. Perfect for any summer gathering or as a special treat for yourself!