Easy Chocolate Custard

The boys love custard, they love yoghurt, they love milk actually they love anything that is drinkable.  All of these however are very messy foods in our house. With two boys that never want to sit still I find myself chasing behind them with a wet cloth saying wipe your hands, clean your face, wipe up that yoghurt you just spilt blah blah blah is probably what they hear in their heads.

For this reason I always buy yoghurt in the squeezable tubes that cost anywhere from 79c each at Aldi up to close to $2 each.  When I added this up over a week I was spending $11.06 a week for two boys when I bought the Aldi brand. Now I could simply buy the 12 tubs of yoghurt for $5 but this ends up flying everywhere by Mr 2 and Mr nearly 4 doesn’t like the consistency of them as they are thicker then normal yoghurt.
So I finically bit the bullet last week and bought these reusable sealable satchels from www.Neat2Eat.com.au and they are fantastic. (this is not a sponsored post)
Image source: www.neat2eat.com.au

I was looking for the yoghurt that has no lumps but couldn’t find it at the Woolworths I went to (pls let me know which supermarket you have seen this in) but I did find this lovely Yoghurt Milk.
It is a little too runny for the tubes but I told the boys to put them straight in their mouths once I open them. Mr nearly 4 loved the yoghurt milk, while Mr 2 knew the difference straight away so I am on the look out for the no lump yoghurt.

So this finally leads me to the Chocolate Custard, these tubes can be filled with all sorts of goodies and Chocolate Custard is one of them.
This is my quick and easy recipe which you can control the amount of sugar, change the milk for skim milk or soy etc to make it suit your family.
INGREDIENTS
3 Tbs Custard Powder (I used the cheap home brand packet which cost around $1)
1/2 Cup Cocoa
1/4 – 1/2 Cup Sugar (depending on the sweetness you want)
750ml to 1 Litre of milk
LET’S PUT IT ALTOGETHER 
 
1. In a medium saucepan place the custard powder, cocoa and sugar and mix to combine. Add about a cup of the milk and mix well ensuring there are no lumps.
2. Place over a medium heat and add more milk approx 500ml more so you should have 250 mls left of the 1 litre.
3. Using a whisk stir continually over the heat until it starts to thicken. This should take about 10 minutes. If it is too thick add a little more milk. 
4. You should have the consistency of pouring custard at this point. It will thicken more once refrigerated. Pour into the satchels using a jug or place in a sealable container. Refrigerate and serve cold.
If you wanted to enjoy it warm then simply don’t refrigerate and eat once it has thickened to the pouring custard point.
This worked really well in the satchels as it was nice and thick and didn’t come pouring out of the tube.
I filled the tubes once the custard had cooled a little then refrigerated.

Makes approx 750ml to 1 Litre of custard.
Serve immediately warm or refrigerate up to 5 days.

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One Response to Easy Chocolate Custard

  1. Anonymous July 15, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    have you seen the easy yo yoghurt makers in the supermarkets? i think they are around $20 and you can buy heaps of different flavours and are lump free, usually around $3 which makes a litre, they are great

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