Recipe: Vanillesauce

Hallie from the Wordy Baker asked if I had a Vanillesoße recipe to go with the rote grütze recipe that I recently posted. (Sidenote: Check out Hallie’s blog! She shares some great recipes — Oreo Cheesecake Ice Cream, anyone?) This sounded like a great way to enjoy some rote grütze and my Culinary Austria cookbook did indeed have a recipe for what I think is the Austrian equivalent, Vanillesauce.

1/2 liter (16 oz) milk, divided
100 grams (3 1/2 oz) granulated sugar
20 grams (3/4 oz) vanilla sugar*
2 egg yolks

1. Slowly bring half the milk and the granulated sugar to a boil.

2. Meanwhile, mix the rest of the milk with the vanilla sugar and egg yolks. Once the milk/granulated sugar mixture is boiling, pour in the milk/vanilla sugar mixture while whisking constantly.

3. Reduce the heat, give a short hard boil, and remove from heat to cool.

4. Season with rum to taste.

TIP: You can make a thicker, richer custard if you substitute half the milk with cream.

*Vanilla sugar is available on

Sehr gut!

Sehr gut!


3 thoughts on “Recipe: Vanillesauce

    • The only place I’ve seen rote grütze here is in the grocery store near the yogurt. I saw it on a breakfast bar in Germany, also near the yogurt, so I assumed it was a breakfast thing. It tasted really good with the Vanillesoße, so thank you again for sharing this combination!

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