Vanilla Sauce (Vanillesosse)

Vanilla Sauce (vanillesosse)

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Elaine Douglas


This can be used as a dessert sauce for your recipes especially good over Apple Strudel.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

Depends on how it is served.
10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 c
  • 1/2
    vanilla bean or 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3
    egg yolks
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 tsp
  • 2
    eggwhites stiffly beaten (opt.)

How to Make Vanilla Sauce (Vanillesosse)


  1. In the top of a double boiler, scald milk with vanilla bean. If you use extract, scald milk, then stir extract in.
  2. Beat egg yolks with sugar and cornstarch until light and frothy. Pour vanilla-flavoured milk into egg yolk mixture slowly, stirring vigorously.
  3. Pour mixture back into top of double boiler and set over hot (not boiling) water that does not touch the upper pan.
    Cook over simmering water, stirring constantly, until sauce becomes custardy and thick enough to coat a wooden spoon.
  4. If a foamy sauce is preferred, beat egg whites into hot custard until frothy. Serve hot or cold.

Printable Recipe Card

About Vanilla Sauce (Vanillesosse)

Course/Dish: Puddings
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: German
Other Tag: Heirloom

Leave a Comment

18 Brussels Sprout Recipes

18 Brussels Sprout Recipes

Brussels sprouts get such a bad rap. They are one of our favorite veggies! Their smoky flavor pairs deliciously with cheese, bacon, onions, nuts, and more. A healthy vegetable that is in season right now, now’s the time to start trying new and tasty Brussels sprout recipes. Scroll down for delicious ideas that are sure […]

31 Recipes to Make for Dinner in March

31 Recipes to Make for Dinner in March

Stuck in a dinner rut? We’re here to help with your March menu! We’ve curated 31 family-friendly meals that are tested and approved by home cooks just like you. Twists on family favorites, new dinner ideas, and heirloom recipes, we have all the meals you need for the month below!

19 Recipes With Sour Cream

19 Recipes With Sour Cream

Wondering what to do with that container of sour cream in your fridge? We have the answer. From breakfast to lunch to dinner to dessert, sour cream is a tasty addition to a wide variety of recipes. Casseroles, cheesecakes, and coffee cake wouldn’t be the same without sour cream.