Warm Vanilla Sauce Recipe
German Dessert Sauce Recipe

This creamy German vanilla sauce recipe is great served with many hot desserts. Serve warm vanilla sauce with German apple strudel, bread pudding (Ofenschlupfer), dessert dumplings (Dampfnudeln), chocolate pudding, baked apples (Bratapfeln) or your favourite dessert.

It is a very quick to prepare dessert sauce recipe and tastes so much nicer than sauce out of a packet. My kids love to help me prepare it and then scrape out the pan afterwards. A warm and comforting sauce that complements many desserts. You can also ejoy it with your favourite stewed fruits.

How To Make Vanilla Cream Sauce

3 egg yolks
2 dessert spoons sugar
2 dessert spoons vanilla sugar
1 dessert spoon cornflour (cornstarch)
3/8 litre milk
1 vanilla pod

Beat the egg yolks with the cornstarch, sugar and vanilla sugar to a smooth paste free from lumps. Then whisk in the milk.

Split the vanilla pod lengthways and scrape out the seeds. Mix the seeds and pod into the egg and milk mixture.

Heat in a pan over a medium heat until the sauce thickens. Do not allow to boil. Remove the vanilla pod and serve immediately.

Vanilla Pod Storage

Both the pod and the seeds contain flavour so to remove the seeds use a sharp knife to slit the pod lengthways and scrape out the seeds.

Did you know that the pod actually contains more flavour than the seeds so never discard the pod after use. You can grind it up to flavour puddings and biscuits or keep stored in your sugar.


Vanilla pods are expensive so, RE-USE! When using your vanilla pod to flavour cream or milk dishes, remove the pod and rinse and either store back in your sugar or allow to dry slightly and store in an airtight container.

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