A couple of egg yolks are all you need to make a thick, rich cream sauce. Source: EatingWell Magazine, December 1997

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  • Whisk egg yolks, sugar and salt in a small bowl until smooth.

  • Heat milk and coffee granules in a small heavy saucepan over low heat until steaming. Gradually add to the egg mixture, whisking constantly. Return mixture to saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, 7 to 8 minutes (an instant-read thermometer should read 160 degrees F). Do not let sauce simmer.

  • Strain the sauce through a fine sieve into a clean bowl. Stir in vanilla. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

17 calories; 0.4 g total fat; 0.2 g saturated fat; 11 mg cholesterol; 23 mg sodium. 25 mg potassium; 2.7 g carbohydrates; 3 g sugar; 0.6 g protein; 40 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mcg folate; 18 mg calcium; 2 mg magnesium;