This Paleo-Friendly Coconut Creme Brulee Is the Dessert of Our Dreams

December 30, 2016
by Merce Muse for Thrive Market
This Paleo-Friendly Coconut Creme Brulee Is the Dessert of Our Dreams

Classic creme brulee gets an update in this Paleo-friendly recipe. Coconut cream makes for a remarkably thick and delicious custard, and that first crack into the torched coconut sugar crust is so satisfying. 

Coconut Creme Brulee

Yield: 4 servings
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1 vanilla bean
1 can coconut cream
4 egg yolks
1 cup plus 4 tablespoons coconut sugar
Pinch of salt

Special equipment: 4 1/2 -inch by 1-inch high ramekins and a handheld pastry torch

Coconut creme brulee

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Slice vanilla bean lengthwise, then scrape out seeds with a sharp paring knife. Add bean and seeds to coconut cream in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. When cream begins to simmer, cover, turn off heat, then let infuse for 15 minutes. Remove vanilla bean and keep mixture warm over low heat.

In a large bowl, whisk together yolks and 1 cup coconut sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually pour in coconut cream mixture, whisking all the while. Stir in salt.

Divide mixture between 4 ramekins. Place a paper towel in the bottom of a high-sided Pyrex baking pan and place ramekins in tray. Pour boiling water into tray until it reaches 3/4 of the way up the sides of the ramekins. Bake in oven 30 to 40 minutes, until cream has set but is still wobbly. Remove from oven, cover, and let cool fully in fridge.

When ready to eat, sprinkle 1 tablespoon coconut sugar over each ramekin. Using a kitchen torch, slowly caramelize the sugar to create a golden top.

Photo credit: Paul Delmont

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5 thoughts on “This Paleo-Friendly Coconut Creme Brulee Is the Dessert of Our Dreams”

  • Legend79

    Is there a difference between coconut cream and milk?

    • Tina Coyle

      Yes, coconut cream is thicker. You can also refrigerate your coconut milk and use just the thickened bit that separates and hardens at the top and save the runny coconut water for smoothies and the like. But since the recipe gives no actual measurement of how much coconut cream I don't know how many cans of coconut milk you would need to get the proper amount for the recipe.

  • Tina Coyle

    What size can coconut cream? I've seen them in two sizes. Sounds yummy!

  • Jasmine Haywood
    Jasmine Haywood December 6, 2015 at 4:33 am

    How many ounces of coconut cream? The cans come in different sizes where I live...

  • Benjamin Weingarten

    Hi! Chocolate chia seed super food pudding in cup is looking so delicious and tasty. First time I am seeing this, after seen this super food, I want to try it and eat it. So next coming Sunday I will try it out. Thanks

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