Almond Milk Custard Recipe (Healthy Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free)

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 Recipe (Healthy Dairy & Gluten Free) - Sweetened Only with Honey, Naturally Paleo, Grain & Soy Free

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!

Almond Milk Custard Recipe (Healthy Dairy & Gluten Free) - Sweetened Only with Honey, Naturally Paleo, Grain & Soy Free

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


Type of recipe: Dessert

Food: British

  • 2 cups dairy-free almond milk
  • 5 eggs
  • ⅓ cup of honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup raisins (optional)
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Remove from the heat and divide the mixture evenly into the ramekins.
  4. 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.
  5. Remove from the oven and place the creams in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours before serving.


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Pumpkin soufflé

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No-Bake Salted Caramel Bars

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Paleo Fruit Pie

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