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Crème Brulee with Ice Cream

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TikTok Creme Brulee (also known as 3 Ingredient Creme Brulee) needs only 3 ingredients to become your newest favorite dessert. This well-known fancy dessert usually served for special occasions turns an ice cream mixture into an elegant dessert. 

This is one viral recipe that we are so excited to break down for you to enjoy!

crème brulee made with ice cream.

Why you will love Easy Crème Brulee

Simple preparation – Traditional creme brulee recipes include heavy cream, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract but this three ingredient version cuts through the grocery shopping with already flavored vanilla ice cream. The warm cream and caramelized sugar topping is a make-at-home version that rivals this traditional fancy French dessert

No special devices – That crispy breakthrough sugar is one of the best experiences of a creme brulee! After all, creme brulee means ‘burnt cream.’ However, the sugar topping can be made and set via stovetop, and no blow torch is needed. Talk about an EASY creamy dessert.  

spoon in homemade creme brulee recipe.

Where did this Creme Brulee Recipe come from? 

This viral recipe video came straight out of TikTok! With only ice cream, eggs, and sugar, this TikTok recipe set the internet on fire with its ease. 

Totally creamy, this decadent custard dessert is no longer intimidating, thanks to TikTok Creator @iamnotachef, whose video garnered 5 MILLION hearts of appreciation. 

We actually really loved this simple recipe and although the timing on letting it chill needs to be calculated into serving, this dessert was fun and delicious.

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Ingredients

  • vanilla ice cream – Use a good quality vanilla ice cream already flavored with real vanilla bean. This is the base of creamy custard, so the better the ice cream, the better the results. 
  • Yolk – You will only need the yellow egg yolks for this dessert recipe, and an egg yolk separator helps. 
  • White sugar – The golden brown caramelized topping consists of sweet granulated sugar to enjoy that caramelized sugar top. 
creme brulee ingredients.

How to make Creme Brulee with Ice Cream

  1. Preheat the oven to 325. 
  2. Microwave ice cream until soft and melted, but not hot.
  3. Whisk in egg yolk.
  4. Divide into two shallow ramekin dishes and place them into a baking dish.
combining ice cream and eggs for creme brulee.
  1. Fill the baking pan half full with hot water and bake (in the oven) in a water bath for 35 minutes.
  2. Remove pan from oven rack and let stand to cool for 1 hour.
  3. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours until chilled. 
  4. Before serving, add sugar and water to a skillet and heat over medium-high heat, stirring until no longer grainy.
  5. Continue to heat, occasionally stirring, until bubbly and caramel color.
  6. Remove from heat and pour on top of each ramekin.
  7. Refrigerate for 2-3 minutes until hard. Serve immediately. 
baking caramelized sugar topping.

FAQ’S

Can Ice Cream be Creme Brulee? 


ABSOLUTELY! The best ice cream to use is real cream ice cream. We suggest Breyers, Mayfield, or Blue Bunny Ice cream

What kind of toppings goes with Creme Brulee? 


Crunchy sugar topping is the traditional way to top creme brulee, but a little fresh fruit, like raspberries, blueberries, or puree, works great as a topping. 

What if I want to use a kitchen torch? 


You can broil the sugar topping or use a kitchen torch if you prefer over the listed pan method. Whatever you use, sugar needs intense and robust heat. Buy a kitchen torch here.

Can Ice Cream Creme Brulee be made in advance? 


This dish can be prepared two days in advance. Cover the top of creamy custard with plastic wrap (put in the fridge) and then finish with the sugar layer right before serving. 

tiktok viral creme brulee recipe.
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Crème Brulee with Ice Cream (TikTok Version)


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes
3 Ingredient Crème Brulee made with Vanilla Ice Cream, egg yolk and sugar – easy homemade Crème Brulee recipe!

Equipment

  • Ramekin

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup Ice Cream
  • 1 egg yolk

Sugar Topping

  • 3 tbsp granulated white sugar
  • 2 tbsp water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325. 
  • Microwave ice cream until soft and melted, but not hot. Refrigerate for 2-3 minutes until hard. Serve immediately. 
  • Whisk in egg yolk. Divide into 2 ramekin dishes and place into a baking pan.
  • Fill baking pan half full with hot water and bake for 35 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let stand to cool for 1 hour.
  • Refrigerate for 2-3 hours until chilled. 
  • Before serving, add sugar and water to a skillet and heat over medium high heat, stirring until no longer grainy.
  • Continue to heat sugar until bubbly and caramel color.
  • Remove from heat and pour on top of each ramekin.
  • Refrigerate for 2-3 minutes until hard. Serve Creme Brulee immediately. 

Notes

Can Ice Cream be Creme Brulee? 
ABSOLUTELY! The best ice cream to use is real cream ice cream. We suggest BreyersMayfield, or Blue Bunny Ice cream
What kind of toppings goes with Creme Brulee? 
Crunchy sugar topping is the traditional way to top creme brulee, but a little fresh fruit, like raspberries, blueberries, or puree, works great as a topping. 
Can Ice Cream Creme Brulee be made in advance? 
This dish can be prepared two days in advance. Cover the top of creamy custard with plastic wrap (put in the fridge) and then finish with the sugar layer right before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ramekin | Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 408IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1mg

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