Vanillesauce – Vanilla Custard Sauce Recipe

This is a wonderful garnish for Rote Grütze.

Difficulty: Easy.
Preparation time:  2 hours
Servings: 2-1/4 cups of sauce, 4 – 6 servings.


  • 2 cups whole milk or half and half
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Bring milk to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat.  Set aside.
  2. Whisk egg yolks, sugar and salt together in a medium bowl until the mixture is thick and well-blended.
  3. Slowly pour the hot milk into the egg mixture, whisking constantly.  Return to pan.
  4. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, for 15 – 20 minutes, or until sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.  Do not allow sauce to boil.
  5. Immediately pour into a glass bowl and stir in the vanilla.
  6. Cover the top of the sauce with plastic wrap to prevent a skin.  Refrigerate until needed.

**This is a thin, pouring sauce that you may also serve in a pitcher.  Use chilled, or at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts
Per Serving
Makes 4 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 224 Cal. from Fat 76
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.5g 13%
Saturated Fat 3.9g 19%
Monounsat. Fat 3g
Polyunsat. Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 222mg 74%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 32.2g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 6.6g 13%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 16%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.
The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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