Buttermilk Custard Sauce

Buttermilk Custard Sauce Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett



Makes about 2 1/3 cups
Total time: 15 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 15 Minutes


2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Whisk together buttermilk, sugar, cornstarch, and egg yolks in a heavy 3-qt. saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly, and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla. Serve warm or cold. Store leftovers in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 1 week.