Vegan custard with lemon and cinnamon

Make your own vegan custard? You can do that with kuzu. Kuzu is a binding agent made from the starch of the Japanese kuzu plant. It is vegan, gluten-free and free of additives. This way you can make your own custard in no time!
DessertIce cream and desserts4 servings20 minutes preparation

This is what you need

Kuzu white30 g
Cinnamon stick1
Cinnamon powder1 tsp
Plant-based milk (we used coconut drink)500 ml
Coconut blossom sugar50 g


Iván Iglesias
Iván is a vegan chef and dietician from Spain. He is the author of the book Food and Soul, which he wrote together with his wife Estela. Check

This is how you make it

  1. Dissolve the kuzu in 100 ml of the plant-based drink and set aside.
  2. Grate the lemon zest.
  3. Place the rest of the plant-based drink in a saucepan, along with the cinnamon stick and lemon zest. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer very gently for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the coconut blossom sugar. Boil for a few minutes until dissolved.
  5. Add a pinch of turmeric powder to get a light yellow color.
  6. Add the kuzu paste and keep stirring for about 2 minutes until the custard has thickened. Don't let it boil.
  7. Serve in small glasses and let cool.
  8. Serve after approx. 2 hours.