Russian custard

This Russian custard recipe is SO simple, it hardly merits being called a recipe.

However, it is a delicious addition to the GAPS Diet protocol, an easy-to-make dessert, and a wonderful way to get more (healing and nutrient-dense) raw egg yolks into yourself or your family members. It also makes a great topping for my GAPS Intro pancakes!

It is also (technically) a GAPS Introduction Diet legal dessert. Yes, I said that right.

Please use sparingly and judiciously on the Introduction Diet as this GAPS Diet and Protocol period is meant to be a period of deep nutrition and healing.

Small amounts of honey are allowed on the Introduction Diet for tea. So instead of putting honey in your tea, you can use it for Russian custard on Stage 2 and beyond. It only takes a teaspoon of honey.

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Russian custard

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  • Author: Melanie Christner - Honest Body
  • Prep Time: 4 mins
  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Category: Dessert


A simple and nutrient dense GAPS dessert


  • 2 egg yolks (raw)
  • 1 tsp honey (raw)


  1. Put egg yolk and honey into the bowl of a stand mixer (or use a hand held mixer) and whip on high for 2 to 2 and a half minutes.
  2. Pour into ramekins and enjoy right away or freeze for a frozen custard version.


This Russian custard recipe is SO simple, it hardly merits being called a recipe. But if you are looking for a nutrient dense GAPS Diet dessert, this is it.



15 thoughts on “Russian custard”

    1. Melanie Christner

      Hello Jordana,

      I have not tried that, so I’m not sure. The aim of the raw Russian custard is that you can eat it on the GAPS Introduction diet, when you can only have the egg yolks in their raw state.

      Thank you,

  1. This is the same as the recipe in Dr. Natasha’s GAPS diet book. I just made it and my 4 yr. old smiled and said “mmmm, mmmm” until it was gone. I also enjoyed it as well as my 3 and 2 yr. old. I’m going to give it to my husband tonight and not tell him what’s in it. He doesn’t like eggs, but he’ll like this. It’s easy to make, too. As for all those left over egg whites, I made green bean stirfry with them.

        1. Melanie Christner

          Hi Kristy,

          I don’t think that would work, because the yolks need to be “whipped” and the Vitamix would simply blend.


  2. My mother, who was Russian, used to make this for me with just one egg yolk and sugar. She would put it in a glass and beat with a fork until it was the palest yellow, and smooth and creamy. Recipe took me back to my earliest years and the fork tinkling on the glass! LOL.

  3. Eleesheva grootens

    Is this possible to make into a dessert ? Could I layer it with maybe a crumble, berries and the pudding ? Can it also freeze in a mold maybe ?

    1. Hello Eleesheva,

      I have not tried that particular dessert, but I have frozen the custards for an “ice cream” type dessert. It’s certainly worth trying for Full GAPS 🙂


  4. Can a frother be used? Also, what size (in ounces) of ramekins is needed? This sounds like a wonderful recipe. I can’t wait to make (and eat) it!

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