Natillas 006

Natillas (Custard)

New Mexicans delight in natillas, which is a traditional custard, often during Lent. It's the perfect light dessert to cap off a traditional New Mexican meal!
3.38 from 35 votes
Course Dessert
Cuisine New Mexican
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 172 kcal


  • cups milk or milk substitute such as almond or oat milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. unbleached flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon


  • Bring 1 ½ cups milk to a boil.
    1½ cups milk
  • In a small bowl, combine sugar, flour, salt, egg yolks and 1 Tbsp. milk. Stir until smooth.
    ½ cup sugar, 1 Tbsp. unbleached flour, ½ tsp. salt, 2 egg yolks, 1 Tbsp. milk
  • Add sugar mixture to boiled milk. Cook over medium heat 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat. Mix in vanilla.
    ½ tsp. vanilla
  • Sprinkle cinnamon on top. Refrigerate. Serve chilled.
    ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon


Calories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 4gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.003gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 278mgPotassium: 149mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 162IUVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 122mgIron: 0.1mg
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