cus·tard | \ˈkə-stərd \

Definition of custard 

: a pudding-like usually sweetened mixture made with eggs and milk

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custardy \ˈkə-stər-dē \ adjective

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Simple pastas dressed with vegetables, fennel au gratin, typically soupy risottos, a zucchini and mint frittata, and peaches in amaretto syrup are some standouts, and her fig-and-mascarpone cake, and pine nut-and-custard tart are first-rate. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Venice, Without the Tourists," 2 July 2018 After three successful summers, Shake Shack became a permanent park fixture in 2004, serving burgers, hot dogs, frozen custard and more to visitors from all over. Mallorie Sullivan,, "Shake Shack is opening two new Ohio locations. See where they are.," 5 June 2018 Vigorously whisk cooled custard until smooth and slightly loosened. Chris Morocco, Bon Appetit, "Fresh Fruit Tart with Almond Press-In Crust," 11 June 2018 Egg yolks left over from making the meringues for the Eton mess mean custard or eggnog or, in this case, ice cream. Jeanmarie Brownson,, "When Eton mess gives you extra yolks, whip them up into ice cream," 10 July 2018 Diners not feeling hungry (or flush) enough for the Osetra caviar with cauliflower custard and smoked Japanese Wagyu beef on the $285 tasting menu can still indulge in Kostow's cooking with a three-course, $125 menu at the restaurant's bar. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "T&C Travel Guide: Napa Valley and Sonoma County, California," 9 July 2018 There's also a special red-white-and-blue shake made with strawbrrry custard and blue Pop Rocks. Bud Kennedy, star-telegram, "More than chicken-and-waffles at new TCU-area restaurant," 18 June 2018 What’s the difference between custard and soft serve? Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Cool down with custard...or soft serve? Here are two places in the Milwaukee suburbs that do it right.," 30 May 2018 The final consistency should resemble a thick custard. Nik Sharma,, "A Brown Kitchen: Mango layer cake for a fresh summer treat," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of custard

circa 1616, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for custard

Middle English, a kind of pie, alteration of crustarde, crustade, probably from Anglo-French *crustade, from cruste crust, from Latin crusta — more at crust

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The first known use of custard was circa 1616

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English Language Learners Definition of custard

: a type of sweet food that is made with eggs and milk


cus·tard | \ˈkə-stərd \

Kids Definition of custard

: a sweetened mixture of milk and eggs baked, boiled, or frozen

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