A couple of egg yolks are all you need to make a thick, rich cream sauce.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, December 1997


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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

16.6 calories; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 2.7g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiberg; sugars 2.6g; fat 0.4g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.2g 1% DV; cholesterol 10.9mg 4% DV; vitamin a iu 40.2IU 1% DV; vitamin cmg; folate 2.1mcg 1% DV; calcium 18.3mg 2% DV; ironmg; magnesium 1.8mg 1% DV; potassium 24.5mg 1% DV; sodium 22.6mg 1% DV; thiaminmg.