My love affair with my Vitamix continues unabated, it is not (yet) on the list of things which I would grab if the flat was on fire; after all it is both easily replaceable and fairly heavy, but it is used several times a day and it was one of the first things which I packed for our recent week away in the Cotswolds. When you take a gadget on holiday with you, you know it is a meaningful relationship!
I (touch wood) realised the other day that I got though the winter months without the merest hint of a cold, I am attributing this to my daily breakfast green smoothie, whizzed up to silky smooth perfection in the Vitamix, providing me with around 5 portions of raw fruit and vegetables in my first meal of the day.
As well as aiding a healthier diet the Vitamix, or other power blender such as a Froothie Optimum can also be used for some more indulgent treats, such as this perfect custard which whizzes up in just over 5 minutes. Such is the power of the motor and speed of the blades, if you leave the machine running for a few minutes it will both heat and cook.
Although I named this recipe Easy Vitamix Custard, a better name might be “power blender bung it all in and whizz it custard”, it really is that simple to make. Serve in a pretty jug to accompany a pudding or chill to use as an ice cream base.
An easy "bung it all in and whizz" custard, made in a power blender like a Vitamix, Blendtec or Froothie Optimum
- 6 egg yolks free range please
- 300 ml double cream
- 150 ml milk
- ½ cup / 110g your choice of sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla essence – optional
Put all the ingredients into the Vitamix / Bendtec or other power blender and whizz on full power for 5 to 7 minute until steaming and thick.
For vanilla custard use white sugar and add some vanilla essence, using brown sugar will add a hint of toffee flavour.