Dairy Free Creme Brûlée
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why you’ll love this recipe
- Dairy Free Creme Brûlée tastes just like the real thing.
- It’s the same rich taste and texture, without the dairy!
- Comes together with just a few simple ingredients.
- Not only is this recipe dairy free, but it’s gluten free as well.
- Impress your friends and family with this fancy dessert that’s incredibly easy to make.
- You only need 6 simple ingredients.
- Love this recipe? Check out my Dairy Free Avocado Pudding!
ingredients and Substitutions
These are the main ingredients and substitutions for Dairy Free Creme Brûlée. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of this page for a full list of ingredients and instructions.
Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla AlmondMilk helps keep this recipe free from dairy while providing a creamy and rich texture.
Vanilla extract adds a lovely flavor to this simple dessert.
Eggs yolks will help create that custard like filling that we all love and adore in creme brûlée.
Sugar is added into the custard and sprinkled on top for that caramelized crunchy topping.
Tapioca flour is used to help thicken this dairy free creme brûlée, you can also use arrowroot starch or corn starch in replace.
how to make
ONE: Start by combining the AlmondBreeze Unsweetened Vanilla AlmondMilk and vanilla extract together on the stove top over medium/low heat. Stirring occasionally. Once mixture turns to a slow boil, reduce heat to low and whisk in the tapioca flour until there are no clumps left. Remove from heat.
TWO: Next, in a mixing bowl, add in the egg yolks, sugar and cinnamon and whisk until well combined.
THREE: Then, very slowly and little by little, add in the AlmondMilk mixture to the eggs while continuously whisking. You want to do this very slowly so that way the hot liquid doesn’t scramble the eggs but instead mixes together smoothly.
FOUR: When ready, add the filling to ramekins and then place in a water bath. Then, bake until the edges are firm but the center still giggles. Place in the fridge for a minimum of 6-8 hours to firm up. Best overnight.
FIVE: The next day, add sugar to the top of the creme brûlée and torch with a kitchen torch until caramelized and golden brown. Serve with powdered sugar and strawberries and enjoy.
Tips and tricks
Read the recipe throughly before starting, this will help you during the process as creating creme brûlée is pretty quick, but the steps are really important.
Whisk the egg mixture with the liquid mixture for about 2-3 minutes before pouring into ramekins.
You know your creme brûlée is done when the sides are set, but the center still has a little giggle to it.
Use a kitchen torch to create the crackle topping that creme brûlée is known for.
Let your dessert firm up in the fridge for at least 6-8 hours, or best left overnight.
Bake your ramekins in a water bath, this is going to help cook the custard in the center.
Larger ramekins will call for a longer baking time.
How to serve and store
Serve this Dairy Free Creme Brûlée with powdered sugar and fresh fruit like raspberries, strawberries or blueberries.
Cover and store in the fridge and enjoy within 3-4 days.
Taste and Texture
Despite not having any cream, this dairy free creme brûlée is rich, creamy and perfectly sweet.
The texture is smooth and creamy but has that crackly, crunchy sugar topping.
frequently asked questions
You can put the sugar on top and then broil the creme brûlée’s in the oven until the tops caramelize over. Just be sure to watch it carefully so they don’t burn.
Give it a little wiggle and if it’s firm, but giggly like jello then it’s done!
No definitely not! I just think it adds a lovely flavor.
other recipes you may like
- Healthy Avocado Pudding
- Dairy Free Banana Pudding
- Gluten Free Lemon Bars
- No Bake Cheesecake Bites
- Vegan and Gluten Free Lemon Cookies
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