Babies First Custard Recipe

Two ingredient nutrient dense baby custard recipe by Starting Solids Australia

So many of the commercial options available when it comes to baby custards are filled with added sugar! Or they are sweetened with lots of fruit, also a form of sugar, often also used because it is a cheap ingredient to bulk out the product!

So we have created our own 2 ingredient baby custard recipe that is filled with nourishing ingredients like egg yolks and full fat milk. You can then flavour it if you like with anything you have at home like pumpkin, nut butters, sweet potato, pear, oats or seeds.

Age Recommendation - suitable as soon as you start solids! This texture is perfectly smooth so great for little bubs starting solids.


This recipe contains eggs and cow's milk, which are top 9 allergens. If you need to, you can easily substitute these:

  • You can swap egg yolk for corn flour. You will need 3 teaspoons instead of 2 x egg yolks.
  • You can swap milk for oat milk, breast milk, almond milk or soy milk (soy is another top 9 allergen though!).

Babies First Custard Recipe


  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3/4 of a cup of full fat milk 


  • Place you milk into a saucepan on the stove and bring it to the boil then turn off the heat.
  • Seperate your egg whites and the yolk into a bowl (you can keep the whites and use them later. You can even freeze them).
  • Whisk your yolks in the bowl. Now keep whisking and slowing add in your hot milk.
  • Once the milk has been added to the bowl, transfer it back to the sauce pan and place in back on the stove on a low heat.
  • Continue stirring on the stove until it has thickened.
  • Now remove from the heat and add in any additions you want to flavour it.


Our favourite flavour combinations to add:

  • Mashed pear, vanilla and oats
  • Grated carrot, almond butter and avocado
  • Roasted beetroot, peanut butter and hemp seeds 
  • Puree spinach, apple and blueberries 

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