Custard is a sweet, pudding-like dessert that's usually made with eggs. You might prefer frozen custard to ice cream as a summertime treat.

Custard comes in a few different forms, including baked, frozen, and boiled. Baked custard is made with a combination of eggs, milk or cream, sugar, and sometimes flavoring, chocolate, or spices, that's cooked in small dishes sitting in a pan of water. The result is smooth, creamy, and rich. In the 14th century, a custard was a "meat or fruit pie," from croustado, an Old Proven├žal word literally meaning "something covered with crust."

Definitions of custard

n sweetened mixture of milk and eggs baked or boiled or frozen

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creme caramel
baked custard topped with caramel
creme anglais
custard sauce flavored with vanilla or a liqueur
creme brulee
custard sprinkled with sugar and broiled
fruit custard
a custard containing fruit
Bavarian cream
a rich custard set with gelatin
Type of:
a particular item of prepared food

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