Ginger Milk Custard


This is a traditional Chinese dessert. My husband loves it. My dad passed this recipe on to me and I want to share it with you!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
22 mins
1 serving


  • 1 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger root, at room temperature

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 2 ½ teaspoons white sugar, or more to taste


  1. Peel and grate ginger. Squeeze grated ginger pieces to release juice; measure 2 teaspoons ginger juice and transfer to a bowl.

  2. Place milk in a saucepan; heat until temperature reaches 160 degrees F to 170 degrees F (71 degrees C to 77 degrees C), about 5 minutes. Add sugar and stir until dissolved; pour into the bowl with ginger juice. Stir mixture immediately and cover with a small plate. Cover the covered bowl with a clean towel; let sit for at least 7 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

196 Calories
8g Fat
23g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 196
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 99mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 278mg 21%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 396mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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