Crème Brûlée...one of my favorite desserts of all times...
Today I'm sharing with you a reinvented version of the traditional Crème Brûlée that doesn't owe a thing to the traditional one in terms of flavor and texture. It is sweet, creamy, velvety, fragrant, so good...
The coconut milk is the base for this dessert because it thickens naturally when heated. Other plant-based milks might work too but you'll need to add a thickener, such as corn starch or tapioca starch.
The avocado gives it a unique creaminess and its taste is almost undetectable. And the color is amazing...
Broiled sugar might not be the most healthy thing on earth and it's totally optional here. You can garnish your Crème "Non-brûlée" with a sprinkle of cacao powder, cinnamon, shredded coconut, etc. But I really
recommend you do it if you're looking to surprise someone with a different but equally tasty vegan Crème Brulée because it really adds a nice special touch to it.
Oh I'm really loving these days of Christmas preparation...
Christmas Special: Avocado Crème Brûlée
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Cost: 3,50 €
Nutritional Information (per serving): 372,5 Kcal, 2,6 g protein, 34 g carbs, 27,5 g fat
1 big and ripe Avocado
1 can Coconut Milk (400 ml)
1/4-1/3 cup Agave Nectar (or any other natural sweetener)
1/2 Vanilla Bean (the inner seeds, or use essence, extract or vanilla powder)
2 Lemon zests (prefer organic)
1-2 tbsp Coconut Sugar (or any other unrefined sugar, to broil, optional)
1. Mix the coconut milk and the agave nectar in a small pot, add in the lemon zests and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Once it starts boiling reduce heat to low and keep cooking it, stirring occasionally, until it gets thick (about 15-20 minutes).
2. When the mixture is thick and with a yellowish color remove from it and stir in the vanilla.
3. Place the flesh of the avocado in the food processor along with the previous mixture. Process until creamy and homogeneous.
4. Transfer the mixture into a deep dish or to individual ramekins and place in the fridge to set for about 1 hour.
5. Before serving, sprinkle the coconut sugar over it and broil it with a broiler or a blow torch. Enjoy.
I hope you enjoy this dessert! I'm sure it's going to amaze on your Christmas Eve feast.