It’s July 21st and do you know what that means? It’s National Creme Brulée Day! Whoohoo! Creme brulée is an amazing French dessert that consists of thick, creamy custard with a hard shell of burnt caramel on top. If you pace yourself right, you can get a bite of crunchy caramel in every spoonful of custard. It used to be that the only way we could make these little cups of decadence by using eggs and heavy cream, but today, we can make it entirely vegan. We know, we know… “How do you make creme brulée vegan?”
While it sounds impossible to make a dessert that literally translates to “burnt cream” vegan, where there’s a will, there’s a way. When it comes to dessert, there’s little that can drive a person more than satisfying their sweet tooth. Believe us.
It’s so easy to make your own dairy-free, egg-free creme brulée at home and since it’s a national holiday, we’ve gathered five vegan creme brulée recipes for you to try!
For an elegant after-dinner dish, try out this Cashew Cream Creme Brulée by Emilie Heck. The cashew base emulates the rich consistency of traditional dessert and is not overly sweet. The dessert is primarily sweetened with agave and vanilla coconut milk yogurt, with the exception of the sweet and crunchy top layer of caramelized sugar. Impress any guest with this delicious and sophisticated dish.
This Pistachio Creme Brulée by Michaell Johnson is far from plain and well worth skipping out on any other desserts you might make or even buy. Even though there are just a few simple ingredients and steps, the complexity in flavor with its burnt sugar and pistachio vanilla bean custard make this deserving of any table.
It’s so easy to make this Grapefruit Creme Brulée by Abby Thompson and you don’t need a base of eggs and cream to do it! Even if you’re not a fan of pudding, you’ll love this fancy dessert for its warm, crunchy, sugary top and the cold, vanilla custard filling. Citrus, vanilla, and cream are a total dream team.
There is decadence in every spoonful of Tina Dawson‘s No-Bake Creme Brulée — crunchy sugar, creamy custard … We could spend all day thinking about it. This easy, vegan version of a classic French dessert replaces cream with full-fat coconut milk and eggs with custard powder. Serve with fresh mango for a luxurious flavor combo of creamy custard with sweet, juicy mango.
This classic Creme Brulée by Attila Hildmann is one heavenly treat. While it may seem difficult to re-create on your own, it really can be a breeze to whip up this heavenly treat in no time. With just a few simple ingredients and a creme brulée torch, available at most department stores in the kitchen section, you will feel like a five-star chef right in your own kitchen.
This Soft Nougat Crème Brûlée by Gemma Gonzalez is so adorable! The nougat adds a super delicious, nutty flavor and a velvety texture. Lemon adds a bit of tang, cinnamon adds warmth, and it just melts in your mouth.
This Matcha Creme Brûlée by Gabrielle St. Claire is so unique! The addition of matcha adds a unique, rich flavor to the classic dish while the coconut whip on top provides a soft airy texture before the much-loved crunch of the caramelized sugar layer.
This Blood Orange Crème Brûlée by Vegan: The Cookbook by Jean-Christian Jury is seasonal and delicious! Soy cream and almond milk are simmered with scraped vanilla beans and then combined with the secret ingredient — egg replacer mixed with superfine sugar.
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