Paraguayan crema is a super easy delectable dessert from Paraguay. It is perfect to enjoy with terere their national drink of tea. This custard is creamy made with typical ingredients like eggs, milk and sugar but also has a hint of lemon and topped with either cinnamon or nutmeg. We absolutely loved crema as the dessert for our International Cuisine meal. I think you will love it too.
Desserts or sweets in Paraguay come in many forms, whether it is a sweet jam made from guava, a dessert made from papaya and served with caramel, or the numerous variations that are made with rice, corn or squash…. there are many loved desserts in Paraguay. Paraguayan crema was listed as a favorite so that is why I chose it. I am so happy I did. I loved it and I hope you do too.
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- 4 cups Milk
- 4 Egg yolks
- 4 Tablespoons Cornstarch heaping
- 8 Tablespoons Sugar heaping
- 1 zest Lemon
- 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon garnish
- Mix all the ingredients into a pot and cook over medium low heat until it begins to thicken.
- Remove from the heat and pour into ramekins.
- Store covered in refrigerator until ready to use.
- Before serving sprinkle with cinnamon to garnish