A creamy Vitamix custard (power blender custard) made with one of my favourite kitchen appliances. Keto and Gluten Free!
Vitamix Custard / Power Blender Custard
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.
How to Freeze Egg Whites
Simply pour each egg white into a spotlessly clean silicon cupcake case and freeze. Once frozen pop out into a tub or plastic bag and use for marshmallows, meringue, pavlova or macarons.
An easy "bung it all in and whizz" custard, made in a power blender like a Vitamix, Blendtec or Froothie Optimum, keto and gluten free.
- 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.
- Freeze leftover egg whites in silicone cupcake cases, then pack into plastic boxes once frozen.
- Use in pavlova and meringue.
- This recipe is 15 Weight Watchers Smart Points per portion
What can I do with Egg Shells?
Don’t throw those egg shells in the bin as there are umpteen ways to use them.
- If you have a dog peel off the membrane and pop it in their bowl. Herbert gobbles his down. The raw membranes are rich in glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, chondroitin and collagen which have been proven to ease joint pain and help mobility.
- Wash, dry and grind the shells and sprinkle on your dog’s food.
- Pop them down the waste disposal, the ground shells will help scrape the pipes clean.
- Use a crushed handful to help clean stubborn dirt from pots and pans.
- Use in the garden spread around seedlings to deter slugs and snails
Many thanks to Vitamix for my review machine.