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Here comes a recipe for a very traditional Austrian vanilla sauce called "Kanarienmilch" or "Kanarimilch". This vanilla sauce is the perfect fit to Austrian Cream Cheese Strudel, Apple Strudel oder Cream Cheese Crepes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 4 portions


  • 1/2 l milk {2 US cups}
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar or vanilla flavor or 1 vanilla pods
  • 50 g sugar {3-4 tablespoons}
  • 2 egg yolks


  • Heat up the milk in a pot.
  • Add vanilla and sugar and stir until dissolved.
  • Separate the eggs and beat the egg yolks until creamy.
  • When the milk is boiling, put away from stove top.
  • Add the egg yolk bit by bit, while constantly beating with a whisk or hand mixer. Beat until the sauce is frothy.