Recipe: Coconut Creme Brulee

by Michelle on August 6, 2010 · 29 comments

in Healthy Desserts

Welcome to magical deliciousness known as Coconut Creme Brulee. For this recipe I’ve used coconut cream instead of dairy cream- but it still has just the right amount of creaminess and is still really yummy! I love how creme brulee has a crunchy sugar layer and than smooth creamy custard underneath. It’s something everyone should try making at least once for the taste alone!

Recipe: Coconut Creme Brulee


How to:

  1. Heat coconut cream and vanilla in a double boiler till it’s almost at a simmer. Take off the heat.
  2. In a separate bowl beat egg yolks with coconut sugar till creamy.
  3. While whisking, add one tablespoon at a time of coconut cream to the egg mixture until it is all whisked through. You have now tempered the eggs.
  4. Prepare your baking tin by filling it with just boiled water and place your ramekins in the tin.
  5. Pour and strain your custard and then pour it into the ramekins which are in the tin and surrounded by boiling water.
  6. Cover the tin with tin foil and bake in the middle shelf of the oven for 30-40 minutes at 120 degrees C (fan forced) or until set yet wobbly in the middle.
  7. Once set, take them out of the bain-marie to cool down on the counter, then place in the fridge to set (3hrs-overnight).
  8. Once cooled and set, add sugar and cook with a blow torch (or put under a broiler/grill) till the sugar layer melts and becomes hard and crispy.
  9. Leave again to cool on the counter than place in the fridge to completely cool.
  10. Once cooled, it’s time to eat!

This was shared at Real Food Wednesdays, Fight Back Fridays, Vegetarian Foodie Fridays, Friday Food, Food on Fridays Pennywise Platter Monday Mania Simply Sugar and Gluten Free



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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Tiffany@ The Coconut Mama August 6, 2010 at 3:57 am

My mouth is watering! This looks very tasty. Bookmarking this recipe =-)


Michelle August 6, 2010 at 4:01 am

Thanks Tiffany! It was really yummy!


Butterpoweredbike August 6, 2010 at 5:36 am

I’ve tried this once before, and I actually prefer it to the regular variety. I think the coconut really enhances the flavor without overwhelming the dish, especially if it’s not too sweet.


April@The 21st Century Housewife August 6, 2010 at 3:53 pm

What a lovely twist on creme brulee! I love coconut, and that would make such a nice summer dessert.


Janis@Open My Ears Lord August 6, 2010 at 4:12 pm

Wow! That sounds yummy! I love creme brulee. Will have to try this.



angie August 6, 2010 at 4:20 pm

I have always wanted to try this so far have not had the chance so I believe I amy just make it myself


Christy August 6, 2010 at 7:15 pm

Oh my STARS! this would be addicting to me. I love all things coconut and brulee it and I would have no control. None at all.


ButterYum August 6, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Yummy – love creme brulee and coconut – what could be better than them together in this wonderful dessert.


Jane August 7, 2010 at 4:36 am

Anything coconut and creme brulee…two of my favorite things. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Jane (artfully graced)


Melodie August 7, 2010 at 4:47 am

Be still my heart, this looks out of this world. I need to get some coconut cream and give this a try!


Michelle August 7, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Get some Melodie! I hope you love it!


Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist August 7, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Hi Michelle, would love it if you would consider sharing this post or another of your insightful blogs at Monday Mania. Hope to see you there!


Michelle August 7, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Sure thing Sarah- see you there!


Primal Toad August 8, 2010 at 11:46 am

This looks awesome! I tried a coconut custard the other day and apparently I did not cook it long enough. When I buy coconut cream I will have to try this!


Michelle August 8, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Thanks Todd. How did you make your coconut custard? I’d love to know how you did it.
Let me know if you make it :)


girlichef August 8, 2010 at 1:35 pm

That is some coconut-y beauty!!! Sounds absolutely decadent, Michelle! :)


Michelle August 8, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Thanks Heather, it was quite decandent and very coconutty :)


Lav egen hjemmeside August 8, 2010 at 5:05 pm

Uhhh looks great! But it’s your fault I’m hungry now! :-D

Bookmarked so I will have a chance to get back someday and try it!


Lynn August 9, 2010 at 8:31 pm

I see I’m not the only one who is fond of coconut. I’ll try this with lite coconut milk- always experimenting to make things less fatty but full of flavor. Another option could be panna cotta, hum. Keep you posted!


healy August 10, 2010 at 5:50 am

It’s mouth-watering like a choice steak! Coconut is so delectable


Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist August 10, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Thank you, thank you for sharing this recipe at Monday Mania! It looks mouth watering! YUM


Michelle August 10, 2010 at 9:33 pm

That’s okay Sarah. Thanks for letting me know about your carnival!


The Austin Betty August 13, 2010 at 1:11 am

Looks delish! Do I have to use coconut sugar? Can I use my regular sugar instead?


Michelle August 13, 2010 at 4:04 am

Thanks! Use whatever sugar you like. Rapadura is great, also maple and honey are great in this recipe too.


Fi October 25, 2010 at 1:24 am

Wow looks amazing! is the recipe for two serves? Am loving your blog as I recently eliminated wheat, dairy and cane sugar from my diet. :D


Michelle October 26, 2010 at 3:09 am

Hi Fi.
Yes it is two serves. Good luck on your new diet!


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