10 to 12 individual custards
Pati Jinich
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: ceylon, cinnamon, custard, Jericalla, pati's mexican table, Sweetened Condensed Milk, vanilla
Author:Pati Jinich
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 27 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Jericalla recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 4, Episode 4 “Summer Evening Party”


  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 stick true or ceylon cinnamon, about 2 1/2-inches long
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 10 egg yolks, use the whites to make an egg white omelet!

To Prepare

  • Place the milk, vanilla extract and cinnamon stick in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once it begins to bubble and simmer around the edges, reduce the heat to low, and cook 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let it sit until it cools down. Once it has cooled down, remove the cinnamon stick.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, beat the egg yolks with a fork or whisk, until pale yellow and thick, about a minute. Add the sweetened condensed milk in a stream, and beat along with the fork or whisk, incorporating as you do. Add the cooled milk mixture, a ladle at a time, incorporating with the fork or whisk. Try not to make too many bubbles.
  • Prepare a water bath using a roasting pan, adding about 1/2-inch of already hot water. Place 10 ramekins, or flan or custard molds, in the water bath. With a ladle, pour the mixture into the ramekins, dividing evenly among all 10.
  • Carefully place into the oven. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until the custard has begun to set and the top has created an evident thick layer. It should not be crispy or have browned, if anything just a few spots here and there. Remove the pan from the oven and the ramekins from the water bath.
  • The jericalla should be creamy and smooth, like pudding. Let cool. Serve at room temperature, or chill in the fridge before serving.

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  1. This recipe looks just like what my tias make in Guadalajara. The only difference is that in Guadalajara we like it slightly burnt and bubbly on top.

  2. Hey pati~
    I wanted the recipe for the chocolate jericalla you recently made I guess. I’m a 15 year old and I found your recipe really delicious as it was mostly chocolate lol.

  3. Pati love your show..just watch the one where y poo u made your husband food that he really like..amazing. .OK now I deleted this episode by mistake but wanted that no flour cake with powder sugar on top..