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How to make Pastry Cream

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: postres
Cuisine: Francesa
Nombre: Pastry Cream
Servings: 4 people


  • 2 cups Milk
  • 120 grams Sugar
  • 4 Egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon zest


  • Put the milk, vanilla and lemon zest in a pot and mix it eventually. It is important that the fire is in the middle level of the kitchen.
  • At the same time, have a medium cup. Place egg yolks and sugar, beat until smooth. Add the cornstarch, mix constantly to avoid lumps.
  • When the milk begins to boil, add little by little the egg mixture and the flour that we have prepared in the previous step.
  • To finish making the pastry cream, mix constantly for 7 minutes, you will notice how the cream begins to thicken. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.