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Vegan Crème Brûlée

Our vegan crème brûlée is dairy-free and gluten-free, without sacrificing any of the rich flavor or classic texture you know and love. Ooh-la-la!
Cook Time15 mins
Setting Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French, Vegan
Keyword: arrowroot, cashews, dairy-free
Servings: 4
Calories: 930kcal
Author: Cheryl Malik
Cost: $10


  • Blender
  • 2-ounce ramekins or crème brûlée dishes
  • blowtorch or broiler


  • 2 cans coconut milk 
  • 4 tablespoons arrowroot powder
  • 2 cups raw cashews 
  • ¾ cup vegan granulated sugar see Notes
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  •  pinch of turmeric see Notes
  • 2 teaspoons vegan granulated sugar for topping


  • Combine coconut milk, arrowroot, and cashews in a small saucepan. Bring to boil, then turn off heat and remove.
    Cashews, coconut milk, and arrowroot in a small saucepan for vegan creme brulee
  • Add in sugar, vanilla, and a pinch of turmeric.
    Vegan creme brulee base in a small saucepan with a wooden spoon
  • Transfer mixture to blender. Blend until smooth, making sure to blend all cashew pieces well.
    Blended vegan creme brulee mixture
  • Pour liquid into small ramekins or crème brûlée dishes. Chill in refrigerator until set, approximately 4 to 5 hours.
    Liquid vegan creme brulee mixture in a small ramekin
  • Once set, top with sugar and caramelize with a blowtorch until evenly browned. Crack top layer with a spoon and enjoy.
    Finished vegan creme brulee in a small ramekin


  • Not all sugar is vegan, so be sure to use a vegan sugar, like Sugar in the Raw.
  • For gluten-free vegan crème brûlée, make sure your turmeric is gluten free. Most herbs and spices are safe, especially if they're fresh, but some manufacturers may add a little flour to prevent caking.
  • If you don't have a blowtorch, you can get the same effect in the oven. Place the ramekins of set custard under the broiler for 1 to 3 minutes, or until the sugar is evenly browned.


Calories: 930kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 69g | Saturated Fat: 41g | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 866mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 11mg | Net Carbs: 68g