Dutch Vla (Custard)

Dutch Vla (custard) Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Irene Smith


Good basic recipe to add optional flavourings


★★★★★ 1 vote

Stove Top


Add to Grocery List

1 l
milk * see note
40 g
custard/cornflour powder
50-60 g
sugar (to taste)

How to Make Dutch Vla (Custard)


  • 1Mix the flour with the sugar and 4 tbsp of milk. Bring the rest of the milk to the boil.
  • 2Add the custard mix and keep on stirring while it gently simmers for 3 minutes.

    Remove from heat.
  • 3Cooling Down
    To prevent skin forming while the vla is cooling down:
    1- you can sprinkle a thin layer of sugar on top, or
    2- you can put the pan in a larger pan of cold water, and keep whisking every 5 minutes until the vla is lukewarm
  • 4Variations:
    Different Tastes

    For real vanilla, start with simmering the milk with a cut open vanilla stick for 20 minutes.
    Remove the stick, and add 2 bags of vanilla sugar.

    For chocolate you have two options. You can melt real chocolate in the simmering milk, or you could add 40gr of cocoa powder to the sugar.

    For caramel you have to caramelise 125gr of white castor sugar in a pan. When the sugar has the right color, remove from heat, add 2 tbsp of cold water to stop the cooking process, and add the boiling milk (and optional 125ml cream). Stir until the caramel is dissolved.

    For coffee vla, mix in some instant coffee.

    DO NOT use anymore sugar for the further preparation of the vla except for some vanilla sugar.
  • 5NOTE:
    You could use flavoured milk instead of plain milk.

Printable Recipe Card

About Dutch Vla (Custard)

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Scandinavian

Leave a Comment

Food Will Be The Star At Your July 4th Bbq Recipe

Food Will Be the Star at Your July 4th BBQ

Kitchen Crew

Make sure you've made a run for propane or charcoals... Fourth of July is next week! I'm gearing up to host a party. I've pulled together recipes that'll make any...

25 No-bake Dessert Recipes That Are Bringing Sexy Back

25 No-Bake Dessert Recipes That Are Bringing Sexy Back

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Not only are these no-bake desserts super easy to make, but these recipes are incredibly tempting and sure to satisfy your cravings!

Pinterest Pass Or Fail: S'more Pie Pops Recipe

Pinterest Pass or Fail: S'More Pie Pops

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Seriously, who doesn't love to eat food from a stick? With warmer weather and outdoor adventures upon us, these S'More Pie Pops from TheGunnySack.com caught our eye. They'd be a...