Fruit Custard is a dessert made by adding custard powder(flavoured corn flour/ starch) to milk, which thickens the milk. It can be used as a base in many desserts or dessert sauce. It has an amazing flavour specially when we add several seasonal fruits to it like Banana, Apple, Mango and Anar (Pomegranate). Remember to avoid fruits that conflict with the nature of milk like Melons etc. That can cause digestive issues. Also to add fresh fruits in cold custard is a better option than to add them in hot custard.
Come summers and we look for refreshing drinks like Nimbu Pani, Aam Panna etc. Making a fruit custard is another way to beat the summer winds and also to have a nutritious bowl of fruits. Sometimes, we dont wish to have the fruits knowing that they are healthy. This recipe makes it appealing to have fruits specially for the kids who run away when mumma says Fruit Time. This is the simplest way to make them finish a nutritious meal without running after them. It also is a saver when guests pay surprise visit as not much ingredients or time is taken in this recipe. Depending upon which fruits you add, the nutrition value of the fruit custard change. Generally, its rich in Vitamin A, C , Calcium, Iron and carbohydrates. A 100 gm of fruit custard has around 120 calories. (Calories mainly depend on the type of milk used and kind of fruits added).
In my recipe, I have used Apple and banana as I didnt have other fruits available in local markets. For the milk I have used Toned milk. The fruit custard powder is of vanilla flavour of Brown and Polson. For several years, I have been using this brand and we love the flavour and texture of it. You may feel free to use any brand. Also some like it very thick, but in my family they like slightly thin consistency of custard. Those who like it thick, may add extra custard powder in this recipe to thicken it more. I have also added cardamom as it gives a great taste to custard. Just grind it or use mortar and pestle for making it coarse.
Good luck for having an evening cooler with this fruit custard and remember to share your views with me..
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