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  • 4 oz egg yolks (about 6 yolks)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Add milk to saucepot and heat until a simmer.
  • While cream is being heated, mix sugar and yolks together in a bowl.
  • Add a small amount of the hot milk to the yolk mixture and mix. Then add the yolk mixture to hot milk. Continue cooking over med - low heat while stirring constantly. Cook until it thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and add vanilla (or any other flavorings).
  • Strain in a very fine strainer. Cool in an ice water bath.
  • This sauce can be flavored with chocolate (2 oz semisweet chocolate), flavored liqueurs (such as Godiva), or coffee.


This is a dessert sauce thats great with many different desserts.

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