Vegan Chai-Spiced Crème Brûlée – Minimalist Baker Recipes

Nutmeg, cardamom, and cloves next to bowls of vegan chai-spiced creme brulee

Decadent crème brûlée with out eggs or dairy or particular gear? Not possible, proper!? Fallacious! Mates, we’ve received you coated. This vegan crème brûlée is a dreamboat dessert impressed by a recipe within the beautiful cookbook Mumbai Modern.

Think about: a creamy, chai-spiced cashew custard with a crackly, caramelized high. Easy strategies and simply 10 components required for this elegant dessert. Let’s brûlée!

Spices, salt, vanilla, coconut milk, cashews, maple syrup, and cane sugar

What’s Crème Brûlée?

The primary identified recipe for crème brûlée, which interprets to “burnt cream,” seems in a French cookbook from 1691. It might be impressed by the well-known Spanish dessert crema catalana, which originated within the 1500s, although they differ barely in components and preparation.

Masala chai is a creamy, spiced tea that’s hottest in India however is loved around the globe. Our chai-spiced crème brûlée takes inspiration from the warming, candy, and spicy flavors of masala chai and provides it a decadent, dessert-y twist! 

The best way to Make Vegan Crème Brûlée

Not like conventional crème brûlée, which makes use of cream and eggs for its wealthy, custardy goodness, the decadence of this vegan model comes from a base of cashews and coconut cream.

First, we soak the cashews to melt them and guarantee a milder cashew taste.

Blender with cashews, chai spices, coconut milk, and maple syrup

Subsequent, we mix the cashews with coconut cream in addition to maple syrup, vanilla, and chai-inspired spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, and cloves)!

Using a spoon to transfer a creamy vegan chai-spiced custard into ramekins

Then, after mixing, it’s time to switch the combination to ramekins and chill. After chilling, you possibly can benefit from the “crème” by itself. However we extremely suggest you “brûlée” it for an additional particular end result (don’t fear, it’s approach simpler than it sounds)!

Ramekins with cane sugar sprinkled over a chai-spiced custard

Only a contact of sugar and a fast journey to the broiler and it’s finished (yep, that’s the way you crème brûlée with no brûlée torch!). Seize your spoons and get to crackin’, mates!

Cracked top on a ramekin of vegan creme brulee

We hope you LOVE this vegan crème brûlée! It’s:

Completely candy
With a crackly, caramelized crust!

It’s the right spectacular but easy dessert to make for anniversaries, dinner events, or if you’re feeling fancy and craving crème brûlée. Mainly, any time is crème brûlée time!

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Spoonful of creamy chai-spiced creme brulee with a crackly top layer

Prep Time 1 hour 3 minutes

Cook dinner Time 2 minutes

Whole Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Servings 4 (~1/3-cup servings)

Course Dessert

Delicacies French-Impressed, Gluten-Free, Indian-Impressed, Vegan

Freezer Pleasant Sure (with out topping) – the feel will probably be extra like ice cream

Does it hold? 4-5 Days

  • 1 cup uncooked cashews
  • 1/3 cup canned full-fat coconut milk*
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp floor ginger
  • 1/8 tsp floor nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp floor cardamom
  • 1/8 tsp floor cloves
  • 1 pinch sea salt (optionally available)
  • 2 Tbsp natural cane sugar (high quality works finest however common will work)
  • Add the cashews to a heatproof bowl and canopy with scorching water by no less than 1-2 inches. Put aside to soak for 20-Half-hour.

  • As soon as the cashews are finished soaking, drain them and discard the soaking water.

  • To a high-speed blender, add the soaked and drained cashews, coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cardamom, cloves, and optionally available sea salt. Mix till creamy and easy. If wanted, add extra coconut milk 1 tsp at a time to encourage mixing (we didn’t want any), however keep away from including an excessive amount of — you need the combination to be thick.
  • Divide the pudding between 4 3-4 oz heatproof ramekins. We used shallow, broad ramekins that maintain 4-5 ounces and added ~4 Tbsp per ramekin. It’s wealthy! Set within the fridge to relax for no less than one hour. At this level, the custard could be loved with out the brûlée topping and/or could be saved coated within the fridge for as much as 4-5 days.

  • TO BRÛLÉE: Simply earlier than serving, set out a baking sheet and preheat oven to a excessive broil. Place an oven rack on the very high shelf just under the broiler factor, leaving simply sufficient house to suit your baking sheet and ramekins.

  • Place every ramekin on the baking sheet and high each with 1/2 Tbsp cane sugar. Place the ramekins on the very high shelf of your oven just below the broiler for 1-2 minutes till the sugar is melted, effervescent, and turning brown. Watch rigorously — it may possibly burn in seconds. Alternatively, in case you have a butane torch, you should utilize it to caramelize the sugar on high. Let cool for five minutes and revel in. The highest will keep crisp for as much as 1 hour.

*We haven’t examined with different dairy-free milks, however they may work. Tell us within the feedback if you happen to attempt it!
*Tailored from our Vegan Tiramisu Pudding Cups and impressed by the beautiful Chai Masala Crème Brûlée in Amisha Dodhia Gurbani’s Mumbai Modern.
*Diet data is a tough estimate calculated with out optionally available components.

Serving: 1 serving Energy: 314 Carbohydrates: 34.7 g Protein: 6.2 g Fats: 17.8 g Saturated Fats: 5.8 g Polyunsaturated Fats: 2.6 g Monounsaturated Fats: 7.7 g Trans Fats: 0 g Ldl cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 13 mg Potassium: 310 mg Fiber: 1.4 g Sugar: 24.2 g Vitamin A: 0 IU Vitamin C: 0 mg Calcium: 45 mg Iron: 2.4 mg