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Homemade Creme Anglaise Recipe

Homemade Crème Anglaise Recipe

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This easy homemade crème anglaise recipe is loaded with luscious vanilla. Put it on desserts such as puddings, pies and fresh berries!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 210
Author Cheryl Najafi


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla paste
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 3 Tbsp sugar


  • In a small saucepan, bring cream and milk to a simmer. Take off heat then stir in a pinch of salt and vanilla paste. Keep warm.
  • Whisk yolks with sugar until smooth. Slowly add hot cream mixture to the yolks, whisking continuously. When completely smooth, add back to the saucepan then place over low heat. Stir using a wooden spoon until mixture begins to thicken. The sauce is done when it leaves a path on the back of the spoon when you draw your finger through it. Do not let the sauce boil or you will have scrambled yolks!
  • Strain sauce into a bowl and cool. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.


Add a touch of your favorite hooch (ahem, bourbon or rum) for a little extra ooh-la-la.


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 69mg | Fiber: 0.004g | Sugar: 10g