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Eggless Maple Custard a Gelatin Dessert



Sweet and maply this eggless maple custard is a gelatin based dessert. It’s got some wiggle and jiggle without the firmness of a jello. Full of sweet Canadian maple syrup this is not an inexpensive recipe. Right up front this has lot of the sweet stuff added. It is definitely a recipe for maple lovers and would be a great recipe for a lighter after dinner dessert idea.

There are a lot of maple syrup producers in Ontario and I grew up visiting my aunt and uncles small home based operation regularly. There is something truly tasty about a great maple recipe. It’s a real treat in the sense of the word to make a real maple syrup dessert so we hope you love this one. My “kids” sure did they couldn’t get enough.


So what are you waiting for break out the jug of Maple Goodness!


We are so excited about this unique maple custard dessert! It’s a fun dessert to make in the syrup season especially if you can get a deal on your syrup! So we need to get out the mixing bowl and add in the hot water and gelatin. Mix that gelatin around until there are no more grainy bits. Nothing worse than a chewy layer of gelatin. If you’ve ever improperly made jello you know what I mean.

Once it’s not grainy add in the cold water before moving to next step.


We’re now going to measure and add that sweet maple goodness to the gelatin mixture. Afterwards measuring and add in the vanilla. When you have those steps complete it’s time to put it in the fridge. We want it to semi set before we finish. This takes the longest approximately an hour to hour and half. Check the gelatin with a fork to see if it’s semi-set.


Now you are ready to get that whipped cream whipped! In a cold mixing bowl whip the cream with mixer on high until stiff peaks form. It can take about five minutes for that to happen so be patient.


At this point we are going to combine the maple gelatin and the whipped cream. It’s a process that requires some gentle folding technique. You want this mix to be as fluffy as possible yet well mixed. After the whipped cream is incorporated return to the fridge to set some more before serving.


When you are ready to serve remove from fridge and dish it up in a fancy glass dish. Remember the large amount of maple syrup we added? This a high sugar content so smaller amounts of the dessert will be appreciated.

This eggless maple custard is also a great accompaniment to chocolate cake. Make a simple chocolate cake and serve with a scoop of eggless maple custard for a great Canadian dessert idea!


Your Questions Answered:

Can this be made with fake maple syrup? I would not recommend making this with any fake syrups. Real syrup also includes manganese and zinc which are a  health benefit you definitely won’t get from the fake stuff.


Isn’t this extremely high in sugar? You bet your bippity this is full of the sweet stuff! That means eating a very small amount is best.


eggless maple custard

Eggless Maple Custard

Amber Bondar
This eggless Maple Custard is a soft gelled dessert that was a major hit with my two adult children. Reminiscent of Maple Walnut ice cream flavor this Maple Custard has no eggs!
Prep Time 5 minutes
3 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 8 people


  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 1 measuring cup
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp


  • 1 Envelope of gelatin powder
  • 1/2 Cup Cold Water
  • 1 1/2 Cup Hot Water
  • 1 1/2 Cup Real Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Cup Whipping Cream


  • Soften the gelatin in cold water for about 5 minutes.
  • Pour hot water on top of the dissolved gelatin.
  • Add Maple syrup and vanilla and stir together.
  • Put mixture into fridge to semi-set. Pay close attention to pull it before fully set.
  • Beat your whipped cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold whipped cream into the semi-set maple mixture.
  • Return to fridge to fully set and chill.
  • Serve in small custard cups.


Keyword custard, dessert, eggless, maple

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