Can I Eat Custard or Use Custard Powder on the Dukan Diet?
This is a question that several visitors to the site have googled so I thought that I would post an answer to it. As with so many questions there is no simple answer to this question and this is because just as not all calories are equal, the same thing applies to custard and custard powders. You really need to check out the ingredients of each product to work this answer out for yourself.
The best type of custard to eat on the Dukan Diet would be one that you made yourself like my Low Carb Chocoholics Custard. This uses just eggs and milk with sweetener so is perfect for the Dukan Diet and it allows you to have your reduced fat, no sugar added, cocoa powder to flavor your custard as you don’t need to use cornflour (corn starch) as one of your tolerated items. You could of course just flavor your custard with vanilla essence or coffee and save your tolerated items for a different treat.
If you are wanting to know if you can eat ready made custard, the answer from the research that I’ve done, would have to be no as they contain too much sugar and fat, even the low fat versions.
Custard powders is where the answer gets a little trickier and as a general rule you can’t have instant custard powder but you can make custard using skim or zero fat milk and sweeteners if you use traditional custard powders as they are typically made from cornflour (corn starch), salt, vanilla flavoring and coloring. The cornflour means that this would have to be a tolerated item.