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Natillas de Leche ~ Milk Custard

Natillas de Leche ~ Milk Custard

David Taylor
This milk custard is a delicacy of the gods. The vanilla and cinnamon aroma will permeate your entire kitchen when you make this recipe.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Refrigeration Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Spanish
Servings 6 people
Calories 278 kcal


  • 4 cups milk divided
  • 5 eggs seperate yolks and whites
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1ΒΌ cup sugar divided
  • 2 tbsp vanilla


  • Beat the 5 egg yolks.
  • Mix in 1 cup of milk, 1 cup of flour and 1/4 cup of sugar.
  • Warm 3 cups of milk, 3/4 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons vanilla. Add in the egg yolk mixture slowly and boil to thicken.
  • Whip the egg whites to a peak, add 1/4 cup of sugar and fold the Natillas and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg.


  • Natilla will remain excellent for at least 2 days in the refrigerator.
  • Use only lemon rind as lemon juice will curdle milk.