So Delicious Tubby Custard Recipe

We love custard! Tubby Custard recipe is such a versatile dessert––you can make it with any kind of fruit, so it’s perfect for summer.

Here we’re using strawberries, but you could also use raspberries or blueberries. You’ll need some raw cane sugar and cornstarch to thicken the custard and some vanilla extract for flavor.

Here’s Our New England Tubby Custard Recipe

Prepare Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch (or 14 tablespoons of flour)
  • 1/4 cup white sugar (or 7 tablespoons brown sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
  • 10 ounces containers of frozen strawberries, or other fruit (and any syrup left)

Step By Step Instructions

Step-1: In a saucepan, sift the sugar and cornstarch together.

Step-2: Cook the sugar, cornstarch, and milk together over medium heat until it starts to thicken. Stir frequently, constantly stirring until the mixture becomes nice and smooth. It’ll start clumping very quickly! Turn off the heat once it’s thick enough to coat a spoon.

Step-3: Add the vanilla extract if desired.

Step-4: In a saucepan over low heat, warm up your strawberries with some syrup from the container (or any fruit) as much as you’d like until they’re warmed through. Set aside for later use in your custard recipe after it’s finished cooking.

Step-5: Beat your custard with a mixer until it’s nice and smooth.

Step-6: Pour your custard into six ramekins or custard cups, filling it up halfway with the custard.

Step-7: Place the ramekins or custard cups (upside down) onto a baking pan, then pour enough hot water over the top of them to fill them up halfway.

Step-8: Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.

Step-9: Remove from the oven, carefully remove them from water and serve.

Step-10: Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories from Fat35
Saturated Fat1g

What Does Tubby Custard Taste Like?

Our New England Tubby Custard Recipe has a nice creamy texture and sweet, summery flavor. The strawberry syrup adds an extra layer of sweetness, making it even tastier!

Tubby Custard Recipe
Tubby Custard Recipe

How Should I Serve Tubby Custard?

Tubby Custard is best served over ice cream, but it’s also great to scoop for pie or muffins. You can also use it as a base for many types of desserts––try making our Strawberry Shortcake recipe with a bit of custard!

Or, you can make smoothies with this homemade strawberry banana smoothie recipe. Serve it with fruit or just by itself. Either way, we think you’ll love this easy and healthy dessert––and so will your whole family.

Are Tubby Custard Good For You?

Our Tubby Custard Recipe is a healthier twist on traditional custard, as it uses whole milk and only one egg yolk. This makes it a much healthier alternative to the usual high-fat desserts you might be used to. It’s also got strawberries in it, which are full of antioxidants and vitamin C.

What Can I Substitute For Tubby Custard?

You can easily substitute for this custard recipe if you don’t want to use our exact ingredients: try using blueberries or raspberries instead of strawberries, or omit the fruit altogether (which is also very tasty).

You could also try making your own fresh fruit with added rice vinegar––it will be just as delicious, and you’ll be able to control the amount of fruit that you take in. And, of course, you can use this vanilla bean custard recipe for a classic vanilla version!


Our New England Tubby Custard Recipe combines strawberries, cornstarch, and whole milk in a surprisingly simple recipe that’s perfect for summer. Use the recipe as a base for many different types of desserts or smoothies––or just enjoy it by itself!

The creamy texture and sweet strawberry flavor are sure to please your whole family. So, don’t be a turtleneck and eat too much––this New England Tubby Custard Recipe is perfect for summer and any time of the year!

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