Yes, even custard can be made vegan, with coconut milk and cashew cream. These little bowls of goodness are the epitome of an impressive and elegant dessert. Serve them at a dinner party or even on a random weeknight!

Reprinted with permission from Wait, That's Vegan by Lisa Dawn Angerame, Page Street Publishing Co. 2020. Photo credit: Alex Shytsman

Coconut White Chocolate Crème Brûlée [Vegan]

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Serves

6

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Ingredients

  • 1 (13.5-oz [400-ml]) can classic unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup cashew cream
  • 1/4 cup vegan cane sugar, plus more for the brûlée
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot starch/flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 ounce cacao butter
  • Tiny pinch of salt
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Preparation

  1. Set your ramekins on a quarter sheet pan and make room in the refrigerator.
  2. Combine the coconut milk, cashew cream, sugar, arrowroot, vanilla, cacao butter and salt in a small pot. Whisk together over medium heat until the cacao butter is melted, about 5 minutes; the mixture will start to boil, pull away from the sides of the pot and coat the whisk. Pour into your ramekins, cover and chill for at least 2 hours, until set.
  3. Evenly sprinkle the top of each ramekin with sugar. Torch and burn the sugar, until it is dark and crispy.
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