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This Vegan Creme Brulee is a twist on the traditional French dessert that translates to "burnt cream". By using coconut milk and all-natural sweeteners, we make a paleo and vegan version of this classic dessert.

Vegan Creme Brulee


  • Author: Rachel
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 creme brulees 1x

Description

This Vegan Creme Brulee is a twist on the traditional French dessert that translates to “burnt cream”. By using coconut milk and all-natural sweeteners, we make a paleo and vegan version of this classic dessert.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cans full-fat coconut milk
  • ¼ cup (30g) tapioca starch you can also use arrowroot powder or cornstarch
  • ¼ cup (84g) pure maple syrup
  • ¾ teaspoon agar powder this is the one I use, you can usually find it in health food stores
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla bean powder or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 to 6 teaspoons cane sugar or coconut sugar for the caramelized top

Instructions

  1. Set out four to six ramekins (depending on size) on a small baking sheet.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a medium-sized saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisking frequently, cook the mixture until it’s thickened, about 10 to 15 minutes. Do NOT let it come to a boil, and turn down the heat if necessary. You’ll know it’s ready when it’s thickened significantly and is a smooth, creamy texture, similar to pudding. You should see the trail of the whisk when you whisk the mixture.
  4. Divide between your prepared ramekins. Let cool for about an hour at room temperature, and then transfer to the refrigerator to firm up.
  5. When you’re ready to serve, sprinkle one teaspoon of sugar evenly over each creme brûlée. Use a blow torch to caramelize the top. If you don’t have a blow-torch, you can put the sugar-dusted creme brûlées under the broiler on the top rack of your oven for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. Make sure to only caramelize as many as you’ll be serving immediately, otherwise the sugar will soften in the fridge. The pre-caramelized creme brûlées will keep in the refrigerator for about 5 days.

Keywords: dessert, creme brulee, vegan creme brulee, agar powder