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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Custard Fruit Salad

A bowl of colorful fruits is definitely an eye candy and of course beneficial when consumed. :) An addition of creamy, sweet custard takes it to a whole new level. Fruits and custard together form a delectable combo, I would love to say.
Custard fruit salad / fruit custard is a simple and easy option when looking for hasslefree, quick desserts or when you are bored to eat plain old fruits. Custard can be made in a jiffy; it can be made ahead and refrigerated for a couple of days.

Ingredients: (6 servings)
2 cups milk
2 cups fruits (chopped into cubes)*
2.5 - 3 Tbsp Vanilla flavored custard powder
Sugar to taste
* I used apple, banana, pear, strawberries, nectarine and jackfruit. Any combination of fresh fruit would work but try to use a colorful mixture for the fruit custard to look appealing. 

* To a bowl, add 1/2 cup of milk (that is at room temperature). Or if the milk is cold, just warm it in the microwave. Add custard powder to it and mix well so that it blends well with out any lumps. Don't try to add custard powder to cold milk. It just doesn't blend.
* Meanwhile, bring the rest of the milk to a boil. Add the custard - milk mixture and sugar to it. Lower the heat and go on stirring since the mixture starts to get thickened. Keep stirring till a creamy consistency is attained and the raw smell disappears.
The custard further thickens after refrigeration and hence stop cooking a little before the desired consistency is reached. And no need to panic if it thickens. Just add extra milk to it.
* Let cool the custard. Add the prepared fruit and chill the mixture before serving.
* Add a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream for a pleasant surprise while serving.

This cool salad is going to be my 5th day entry of blogging marathon - 9th edition. I am also sending this to "Soups & Salads Mela" by Srivalli.



Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks so delicious

Smitha said...

this is probably my one favorite which I would choose over any dessert any day!...yummy thick creamy custurd over delicious fresh fruit!

kitchen queen said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmy delicious and lip smacking custard fruit salad.

Reva said...

Looks super delicious...:) I love the flavours..:)

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very inviting and colourful salad...

Priya said...

Wat a delightful,inviting salad..

Srivalli said...

Sure look so colourful!..love to have that bowl..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Healthy n Delicious salad...

Alpana said...

One of my favourite desserts........looks yummy.

Harini said...

delicious combo of fruits...our family's fav dessert..as you said quick and easy:)

julie said...

Quick n easy dessert, yummy!!
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Krithi's Kitchen said...

Healthy and colorful dessert!! yumm!
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Cool Lassi(e) said...

Oh so colorful!