Natillas (Soft Custard)

Yield: 6-8 servings
Cooking Time: 30-45 minutes


  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon


Place egg yolks, flour, and 1 cup of milk in a small mixing bowl, stir to make a smooth paste. Set aside. Place remaining milk, sugar, and salt in a medium-size saucepan and scald at medium heat. Add the egg mixture to the scalded milk and continue to cool at medium heat until a soft custard consistency is reached. Remove custard from heat and cool to room temperature. Beat the egg whites in a medium-size mixing bowl until they are stiff, but not dry. Fold the egg whites into the custard. Chill and garnish with nutmeg and cinnamon before serving.