I have another easy salad for the last day of this week’s blogging marathon. This is a sweet salad with fruits and custard dressing. I was going to take the easy way and make instant 2 minute custard pudding for this salad. I changed my mind in the last minute and made a mock custard with corn starch. I ran out of custard powder and had to make this mock custard instead.
Though cornstarch is a good substitute for custard powder, I prefer custard prepared with custard powder. For the salad I used fruits of my choice and skipped banana altogether, though it is a must in Indian fruit salads.
- 2 cups Milk
- 2 tbsp. Corn Starch
- 4 tbsp. Sugar
- ½ tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 2 scoops, approximately ½ cup Mango Icecream
- 1 small Red Apple, sliced or chopped
- ¼ cup Blueberries
- 1 (8 oz.) can Pineapple Chunks
- ½ can (11 oz. can) Mandarin Orange Segments
- Bring 1 ¾ cups of milk to a boil in a saucepan, stirring it in between.
- While the milk comes to a boil, mix cornstarch with remaining ¼ cup of milk to a smooth paste. Make sure there aren’t any lumps.
- Once milk comes to a boil, reduce the flame or turn off the heat. Add cornstarch paste to boiling milk and stir constantly.
- Turn on the heat, stirring constantly bring milk to a boil. Reduce the flame to medium and let the milk mixture boil for 2-3 minutes or until it thickens to desired consistency. Keep stirring constantly while the milk / custard is boiling.
- Add vanilla extract and mix.
- Turn off the heat, sprinkle sugar over the custard and let it cool. Do not stir the sugar. Sugar will melt over hot custard.
- Once the custard cools, mix well and refrigerate until ready to use.
- To serve, cut apples into thin wedges, and mix rest of the fruits in a bowl. I usually add a few drops of lime juice to prevent apple discoloration.
- Mix ice-cream with prepared custard. Addition of ice-cream enhances the flavor of the custard depending on the ice-cream flavor.
- Add fruits to custard, mix and serve.
- Banana is a must in Indian fruit salad and did not use as I do not like bananas.
- This salad is flexible and add fruits of one’s choice.
- Jello instant vanilla pudding mix can be used instead of mock custard.
- If using custard powder that is available in Indian stores, follow the instructions on the back of the box for custard preparation.
Mireille Roc (@ChefMireille) says
perfect light treat -not too rich
For fruit salad I have not used corn flour. Will try it soon.
Fruit salad with custard looks so tempting.Love the clicks .
this is so good. Two in one dessert cum salad. wow
Fruit custard looks simply delicious:)
Awesome clicks Usha. Fruit salad looks sooooo delicious.
Priya Suresh says
Absolutely droolworthy, just love to finish this alluring fruit salad.
Ritu Tangri says
Yummy.....My husband likes this fruit custard so much that I have to make at least twice a week