5 Ingredient Vegan Crème Brûlée

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5 Ingredient Vegan Crème Brûlée

A smooth and creamy vanilla infused dessert made without dairy and only 5 ingredients! You can make it with a traditional ‘burnt’ sugar topping or you could skip that part for a speedy and lush dessert. 

This 5 Ingredient vegan Crème Brûlée can be enjoyed hot, at room temperature or cold. The hubby preferred it hot whereas I thought the texture is much nicer when served cold. This treat would make an amazing after dinner dessert when you want something sweet yet light. 

5 Ingredient Vegan Crème Brûlée 5 Ingredient Vegan Crème Brûlée Since I’m using coconut milk as the base for this French dessert, I needed to find a way to add some thickness to the texture for which I used Agar Agar. I know it’s not the kind of ingredient that you often see in supermarkets, but you can easily find it online and health food shops. I bought mine from Amazon.co.uk for just over £6 and even though that might seem like a lot, I’ve been using the same tub for months and I’m only half way through. I use it instead of gelatine in dessert, custards and jellies as well as to thicken sauces. I’ve even used it to make vegan cheese. I definitely think it’s worth the investment, especially if you like experimenting with vegan desserts.

5 Ingredient Vegan Crème Brûlée


1 cup (235ml) canned light coconut milk
2 tbsp coconut or brown sugar
1/2 tsp agar agar powder 
1/2 tsp vanilla paste OR 1 tsp vanilla extract 
Pinch of turmeric 


Pour the milk in a saucepan and add in the rest of the ingredients. Cook on high mixing continuously ensuring there are no lumps of agar agar. Take off the heat just before it starts to boil.
Pour into ramekins and leave to cool. Place in the fridge for a couple of hours to set. 
Optional – sprinkle 1 tsp of coconut or brown sugar on the top of each brulee and place under a hot grill for the sugar to caramelise. 
Enjoy hot, at room temperature or cold! 

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  1. Thank you, Nadia, for having this website.
    I need to be gluten free and dairy free and so this is a God send for me.


  2. Hello! I will try your recipe, that’s for sure 😉 But, I don’t know how to do the sugar topping. In the oven?

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      I’ve never tried lemon powder so I’m not sure how it would work. I only use the turmeric to add a hint of colour so if you think the lemon powder will do that, go ahead and try it 🙂

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