a dish of Paraguayan creamy custard sprinkled with cinnamon

Paraguayan Crema

Paraguayan crema is a delectable little dessert that is creamy with a hint of lemon and cinnamon.  We loved it!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Paraguayan
Keyword Paraguayan crema
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
refrigeration time 1 hour
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 335 kcal
Author Darlene at International Cuisine


  • 4 cups Milk
  • 4 Egg yolks
  • 4 Tablespoons Cornstarch heaping
  • 8 Tablespoons Sugar heaping
  • 1 zest Lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon garnish


  1. Mix all the ingredients into a pot and cook over medium low heat until it begins to thicken.

    A pot of thickened crema
  2. Remove from the heat and pour into ramekins.

  3. Store covered in refrigerator until ready to use.

  4. Before serving sprinkle with cinnamon to garnish

Nutrition Facts
Paraguayan Crema
Amount Per Serving
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 219mg 73%
Sodium 114mg 5%
Potassium 341mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 36g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 13.1%
Calcium 31.9%
Iron 4.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.