You’ll often notice the words ‘simple’ and ‘easy’ on Go Dairy Free, because that’s how we roll. I don’t believe good dairy-free food has to be complicated or time-consuming, and this Almond Milk Custard is proof of that. It is made up of four basic ingredients for a candy that is not only delicious, but also healthy. We originally shared this recipe in 2007, but we’re giving the post an update!
Almond milk custard is a healthy paleo dessert made with honey
We originally shared this sample recipe from Sandra Ramacher’s book Healing Foods: Cooking for Celiacs, Colitis, Crohn’s Disease and IBS when it was first published. She has since released a second edition, so I’m updating this post, and the recipe. Her book is based on the specific carbohydrate diet and some recipes use dairy products. But most are either dairy-free, like this almond milk custard, or dairy-optional.
Sandra doesn’t add salt to her almond milk pastry cream, but we like to add a pinch. It’s up to you – I just think it helps bring the flavors together. But letting the custard chill in the fridge for a few hours also helps it all melt together. Top it with fresh fruit to make the whole dessert stand out!
Special dietary notes: pastry cream with almond milk
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free/dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegetarian, and paleo-friendly.
Almond milk cream
Author: Adapted from Healing Foods
Type of recipe: Dessert
- 2 cups dairy-free almond milk
- 5 eggs
- ⅓ cup of honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup raisins (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 300°F. Place 6 individual ramekins in a baking dish and fill the baking dish with water reaching halfway up the outside of the ramekins.
- In a medium saucepan, whisk together almond milk, eggs, honey and vanilla. Place over medium heat and cook for 1 minute, whisking but without boiling.
- Remove from the heat and divide the mixture evenly into the ramekins.
- Carefully transfer the baking dish to your oven (you don’t want to spill any water!) and bake for 45 minutes, or until the tops of the custards start to set.
- Remove from the oven and place the creams in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours before serving.
More dairy-free paleo desserts
No-Bake Salted Caramel Bars
Paleo Fruit Pie