Delicious Banana Custard Filling Recipe for Desserts

Hello there, foodies! Today, I want to share with you a delicious recipe for a creamy and indulgent banana custard filling that is completely dairy-free. As a nutritionist and food blogger, I know how important it is to create recipes that are not only tasty but also healthy and accessible to everyone, regardless of dietary restrictions.

This banana custard filling recipe is perfect for those who are lactose intolerant or follow a vegan diet. It’s also gluten-free, which makes it an ideal dessert option for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. But don’t worry, even if you aren’t following any particular dietary restrictions, this recipe is still a crowd-pleaser that everyone can enjoy.

The creamy banana custard filling has just the right balance of sweetness and custardy texture that will leave your taste buds craving more. It’s made from natural ingredients like almond milk and coconut milk, ripe bananas, cornstarch, sugar and egg yolks. These ingredients make up the base of the custard filling which is then combined with flour, margarine and vanilla extract on another step.

With this recipe, you can indulge in a decadent dessert without compromising on flavor or texture. Get ready to enjoy the best banana custard filling that you’ve ever had in your life. So let’s jump right in and get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Banana Custard Filling (Dairy Free)
Banana Custard Filling (Dairy Free)

Are you looking for a sweet and creamy filling for your desserts that is also dairy-free? Look no further than this delicious banana custard filling recipe!

Not only is this recipe dairy-free, but it’s also gluten-free and packed with all-natural ingredients for a healthy yet indulgent treat. The rich, creamy texture of the custard pairs perfectly with the sweetness of ripe bananas, making for a delectable combination that will leave your taste buds begging for more.

But that’s not all – this recipe is incredibly versatile, making it the perfect addition to any dessert. Use it to fill cupcakes or layer it between cake sheets to create a delicious banana cake. You can even serve it on its own as a pudding-like dessert or use it as a dip for fruit or cookies. There’s no limit to the ways you can enjoy this delectable banana custard filling.

And let’s not forget about how easy this recipe is to make. With just a few simple ingredients like bananas, coconut milk, sugar, and cornstarch, you can whip up a batch of this heavenly custard in no time. Plus, the recipe includes substitution variations so you can make adjustments based on your dietary needs and preferences.

So go ahead and give this dairy-free banana custard filling recipe a try. Trust me, after one bite, you’ll be hooked!

Ingredient List

 Ripe bananas and creamy custard make the perfect filling!
Ripe bananas and creamy custard make the perfect filling!

Let’s take a look at the ingredients needed to make this delicious Banana Custard Filling. Here’s what you need:

For the custard filling:

  • ⅓ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups unsweetened plain almond milk or coconut milk
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or vegan butter (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 banana, mashed

For the crust (Optional):

  • 2 cups gluten-free flour blend
  • 1/2 cup margarine, vegan butter, or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

The majority of these ingredients are likely to already be in your pantry, but check beforehand so that you don’t have to run off to the grocery store mid-way through the recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 Oh my bananas! You won't believe how delicious this custard is.
Oh my bananas! You won’t believe how delicious this custard is.

Now that you know what ingredients you will need, let’s get started on making this delicious Banana Custard Filling.

Step 1: Creating the Custard Base

In a medium-sized saucepan, add 2 cups of coconut milk and ½ cup of almond milk, then put it over medium heat. Add in ⅓ cup of granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, and 1/8 teaspoon of salt. Stir the mixture until the sugar and cornstarch dissolve, then bring it to a boil.

Step 2: Adding the Eggs

While stirring the mixture continuously, add in the 2 egg yolks into the mixture. Whisk quickly after adding to prevent lumps from forming. Reduce the heat slightly so that it doesn’t cook too quickly or curdle.

Step 3: Incorporating Bananas

Mash one ripe banana and add it into the custard filling. Continue to stir until it thickens even more. The mashed banana adds a natural sweetness and gives it a more banana flavor. You can also slice another banana for presentation if desired.

Step 4: Adding Flavor

Add in 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract to give your custard a delicious aroma and enhance its natural flavors.

Step 5: Thickening

Mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with ¼ cup almond milk until fully dissolved, then slowly stir it into the custard filling mixture over medium heat. Continue cooking for an extra 5 minutes or until desired consistency is reached.

Step 6: Finishing touches

To finish off this dairy-free banana custard filling, remove from heat and add 2 tablespoons of margarine butter while still hot. Mix until fully incorporated for added creaminess and texture.

And there you have it – your very own creamy, flavorful, and healthy banana custard filling that’s also gluten-free and dairy-free! Use it as a refreshing and guilt-free dessert topping, filling, or even added to your morning oatmeal or smoothie bowls. The possibilities are endless!

Substitutions and Variations

 Get ready to go bananas over this dairy-free recipe!
Get ready to go bananas over this dairy-free recipe!

I love this recipe because it’s so versatile and adaptable to different dietary needs and preferences. Here are some substitutions and variations you can try:

– Milk: Instead of coconut milk, use almond, cashew, soy or oat milk. If you prefer a richer custard, use full-fat coconut milk.

– Sweetener: You can use honey or maple syrup instead of granulated sugar, but adjust the quantity accordingly. For a sugar-free option, use stevia or monk fruit sweetener.

– Flour: If you’re gluten-free, use rice flour or almond flour instead of all-purpose flour. Cornstarch is also gluten-free and is used as a thickener in this recipe.

– Eggs: To make this recipe vegan, substitute the egg yolks with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons of plant-based milk per egg. You can also make a custard using silken tofu blended with your preferred sweetener.

– Fruit: This recipe works great with other ripe fruits like peaches, mangoes or berries instead of bananas. You can also add some spices like cinnamon or cardamom for extra flavor.

– Toppings: Serve the custard filling in individual cups and sprinkle some chopped nuts, coconut flakes or chocolate shavings on top. You can also use it as a filling for cakes or pies.

Whether you’re looking for a dairy-free, gluten-free or vegan banana custard filling recipe or just want to try something new with your favorite ingredients, these substitutions and variations will surely inspire you to get creative in the kitchen.

Serving and Pairing

 This custard filling is so good, you'll want to eat it straight from the bowl.
This custard filling is so good, you’ll want to eat it straight from the bowl.

Now that you’ve whipped up this delicious dairy-free banana custard filling, it’s time to think about how to serve and pair this versatile filling.

One classic way to serve banana custard filling is by using it as a filling for pastries like cream puffs, éclairs or croissants. You can also use this filling in a classic banana pudding, or spoon it over pancakes, waffles or French toast for a decadent breakfast treat.

For a healthier option, serve the banana custard as a dessert on its own topped with fresh fruit such as berries or sliced bananas. You may also chill the custard, scoop them into ice cream scoops or popsicle molds, and enjoy homemade banana custard ice cream.

Pair this creamy vegan filling with a piping hot cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate for a comforting pick-me-up on chilly days. Alternatively, enjoy it alongside refreshing smoothies or cold drinks for a fruity twist.

Whether served hot or cold, as breakfast or dessert, this dairy-free banana custard filling is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Get creative and experiment with different serving and pairing options based on your preferences!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Custard + bananas = a match made in heaven!
Custard + bananas = a match made in heaven!

Once you’ve made this delicious banana custard filling, you’ll be happy to know that it can be made ahead of time and stored for later use. It’s a great time-saver for busy weeknights, parties, or gatherings.

To make ahead, let the custard cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When ready to use, simply reheat it gently on low heat while whisking constantly until it reaches your desired consistency.

If you have any leftover banana custard filling, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. However, bear in mind that storing it for longer than recommended may affect its taste and texture. Also, remember to give it a good stir before reheating.

To reheat the stored banana custard filling, place it in a heatproof bowl over simmering water and whisk frequently until heated through.

If you find that your banana custard filling has become too thick after refrigeration, simply add small amounts of almond milk or coconut milk until you achieve your desired consistency. This will help you avoid wasting the goodness.

By making this dairy-free and gluten-free banana custard filling in advance, not only are you saving time but also ensuring that you have a healthy and delicious dessert on hand when you need it most.

Tips for Perfect Results

 This dairy-free filling is perfect for pies, tarts, and more.
This dairy-free filling is perfect for pies, tarts, and more.

To ensure that your dairy-free banana custard filling is a success, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind:

1. Use Ripe Bananas: For the best flavor and texture in your banana custard filling, use ripe bananas that are just about to go brown. This is when they will be at their sweetest and most flavorful.

2. Thoroughly Mix Ingredients: Before adding the cornstarch to the mixture, make sure that it is well-mixed with the flour and sugar. This ensures that there are no lumps in the mixture, which would affect the texture of your custard filling.

3. Stir Constantly: When cooking the custard filling mixture on the stove, stir it constantly to prevent lumps from forming and sticking to the bottom of the pot.

4. Use Low Heat: Make sure to cook your custard filling on low heat to prevent it from scorching or boiling over. This also allows it to cook evenly, ensuring a smooth texture.

5. Gradually Add Liquid: When adding liquid (such as coconut milk) to the mixture, do so slowly while constantly stirring. This helps to prevent any lumps from forming and ensures a smooth consistency.

6. Add Margarine: To give your banana custard filling a creamy texture without using dairy products, add margarine (or vegan butter) to the finished mixture while it is still hot. This helps to emulsify the ingredients and create a smooth texture.

7. Chill Before Use: For best results, chill your banana custard filling before using it in desserts such as pies or cakes. This helps it to set properly and prevents it from becoming too runny.

With these tips in mind, you can create a delicious dairy-free banana custard filling that is sure to impress!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this banana custard filling (dairy-free) is a perfect addition to your healthy diet. With its gluten-free, dairy-free, and organic ingredients, this recipe is not only delicious but also beneficial for individuals with dietary restrictions or those who aim to consume healthy options. This dessert recipe is easy to make, and you can personalize it by using substitutions and variations that suit your taste.

If you’re looking to impress your family and friends with a perfectly made custard cream filling, then this recipe is for you. The best part about the recipe is that it is versatile, and you can use the custard filling as an ingredient in other recipes such as crumb cakes, banana bread, pudding, and custard cake.

This banana custard filling (dairy-free) recipe is a must-try for anyone who loves the rich taste of custard cream but cannot consume dairy due to allergies or dietary preferences. With its natural sweetness from ripe bananas combined with just the right amount of sugar and vanilla, this dessert provides guilt-free satisfaction.

In summary, I highly recommend trying out this banana custard filling (dairy-free) recipe in your kitchen today. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you! Remember also to experiment with different variations and substitutions for a truly personalized dish.

Banana Custard Filling (Dairy Free)

Banana Custard Filling (Dairy Free) Recipe

Based on Recipe #144429 by Shandibear, I adjusted to be a smaller quantity and completely dairy free. It is soft, more like a pudding than a custard. Delicious banana flavor and good pudding texture. I used as a filling, but can be served in dishes as a pudding. If you don't care for hemp milk, try substituting a non-dairy milk replacement of your choice, though I recommend it be unsweetened.
No ratings yet
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dairy-free
Servings 6 1/2 c servings
Calories 115.5 kcal


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 3 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups hemp milk (unsweetended)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon margarine


  • Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix and set aside.
  • Pour hemp milk into a saucepan, cook over medium heat, stirring regularly, until candy thermometer registers 160 degrees.
  • Gradually stir one fourth of the hot hemp milk into egg.
  • Add remaining hemp milk to egg, stirring until well combined.
  • Stir into reserved dry ingredients.
  • Return mixture to pot and cook stirring constantly until mixture thickens and coats the spoon.
  • Remove from heat and stir in margarine, vanilla, and bananas.
  • Let cool to room temperature before using as a cake filling or pour into single serving dessert bowls to cool.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 63gCalories: 115.5kcalCarbohydrates: 22.1gProtein: 1.6gFat: 2.8gSaturated Fat: 0.7gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 34.6mgFiber: 1.1gSugar: 15.9g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Dessert, Free Of..., Fruit, Lactose-free, Tropical
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Recommended Recipes Just For You