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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
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*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 219mg73%
Sodium 114mg5%
Potassium 341mg10%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 655IU13%
Calcium 319mg32%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.