- a mixture of eggs, milk, flavoring, and, often, sugar, either boiled or baked
- frozen custard
Origin of custardME, altered from crustade, any dish baked in a crust, ultimately (? via Provençal crostado) from Classical Latin crusta, crust
A dish consisting of milk, eggs, flavoring, and sometimes sugar, boiled or baked until set.
Origin of custardMiddle English crustade, custard a pie with a crust probably from Old Provençal croustado ; see croustade .
(countable and uncountable, plural custards)
- (uncountable) A type of sauce made from milk and eggs (usually sugar, and sometimes vanilla or other flavourings) and thickened by heat, served hot poured over desserts, as a filling for some pies and cakes, or cold and solidified; also used as a base for some savoury dishes, such as quiches.
- (countable) Any particular variety of custard.
Alteration of croustade.