Frank Mitchell

Boiled custard


This is the traditional Christmas beverage at my house. This recipe comes from the Mitchell Family Cookbook which means it’s Grandmas’.



Beat the eggs in a blender. Cook milk and sugar in a double boiler until very hot. Slowly stir in eggs. Don’t let the water in the bottom of the boiler boil! Stir almost continuously for 45 minutes to an hour. Once done, let it cool and add the vanilla. Continue to stir while cooling. Refrigerate and enjoy.


My grandmother is the only person who can make this without any lumps. If your boiled custard has lumps when it’s done, use Aunt Linda’s trick. Put it in the blender and delumpify it.