Go Back
+ servings

Vanilla Crème Anglaise Recipe

Lil' Luna
Vanilla Crème Anglaise is a sweet creamy custard dipping sauce perfect for pairing with fried treats, berries, and cakes!
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Chill 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 18
Calories 32 kcal


  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  • Add the half and half to a small pot on medium heat. Bring it to a low simmer and then turn off the burner.
  • Add your egg yolks and 1/4 cup sugar to a heat proof bowl and whisk together.
  • Then slowly pour the hot half and half into the bowl. Whisk constantly.
  • Once it has been combined pour the mixture back into the saucepan. Continue to whisk over low heat until it thickens a bit. (180°F) To check: dip the back of a spoon into the mixture. The creme should evenly coat it without dripping off.
  • Pour the custard through a mesh strainer to remove any lumps/skin that can form.
  • Add vanilla and stir well. Cover the creme and place it in the fridge to chill.



Serving: 18gCalories: 32kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 5mgPotassium: 16mgSugar: 3gVitamin A: 65IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Vanilla Creme Anglaise
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!