It’s the holiday season, what better you can ask for desserts !! Here is a delicious sweet of papaya custard blended with the creamy texture of pudding with the luscious flavor of ripe papaya. We know papaya hosts lot of health benefits but also it can be satisfy our sweet tooth.
This easy-to-follow recipe will guide you through the steps of creating a heavenly dessert that will leave your taste buds dancing. Let’s dive into the world of flavors and textures with this homemade papaya pudding.
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Easy Papaya Pudding
- Ripe Papaya – 2 cups
- Milk- 1 cup
- Salt – a pinch
- Sugar -½ cup
- Cornstarch – 2 tbsp
- Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp
Ripe Papaya: Get nicely ripened papaya for this recipe. it has to be soft to the touch and bright orange color.
Milk: To make a rich, creamy custard, use full milk.
Sugar: Depending on your preferred level of sweetness, adjust the amount of sugar.
Cornstarch: This will be the thickening agent for the pudding.
Vanilla Extract: A dash of vanilla will lift the flavor profile overall.
Salt: Just a pinch will elevate the sweetness and balance the flavors.
Step-by-Step Instructions of Papaya Pudding
Prepare the Papaya:
To prepare papaya, peel and deseed it. Cut it into small chunks for easy blending.
Blend the Papaya:
In a blender, puree the papaya until smooth. Set aside.
Combine Milk and Sugar:
In a saucepan, heat the milk and sugar over medium heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
In a separate bowl, whisk the cornstarch with a small amount of milk to create a smooth paste.
Thicken the Milk Mixture:
Slowly add the cornstarch mixture to the saucepan, stirring constantly. Allow the mixture to thicken.
Taste with Vanilla flavors:
Add some vanilla extract and a dash of salt. Stirring constantly, the mixture will eventually become thick and get the consistency of custard.
Mix in Papaya Puree:
Now add the papaya puree . Gently fold papaya puree with the custard to get mixed properly.
Chill and Store:
Once done, refrigerate for a minimum of two to three hours. Before pouring the mixture into serving bowls, let it cool slightly.
Serve and savor:
Before serving, garnish with a dollop of whipped cream or fresh papaya pieces.
Now the creamy flavor of handmade papaya custard is ready!!
Tips for Tasty Papaya Pudding
- Use fully ripe papaya for maximum sweetness and flavor. Something like this shown below
- The sugar quantity is based on your personal preference. Adjust it accordingly. You can also use brown sugar instead of white sugar.
- It takes some time for the milk mixture to thicken so be patient to achieve the right consistency.
- Give the custard enough time to set up in the fridge.
Combining the soothing creaminess of custard with the papaya makes for a delightful experience. You just need a little ingredients and more joy to make this papaya dessert that will wow both your taste senses and anyone else who loves papaya fruit. So grab your ingredients, cook as instructed, and enjoy a delicious homemade papaya custard.