Vanilla White Chocolate Coconut Crème Brûlée has a beautiful vanilla and coconut flavor. Share with your Valentine!
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Vanilla white chocolate coconut crème brûlée is a decadent sweet treat perfect for a date night in. This recipe uses three different types of Nielsen-Massey Vanillas
in the form of Mexican vanilla extract
, Bourbon vanilla bean paste and vanilla sugar for the caramelized topping.
Creme Brûlée is normally a dessert
I would order when out to eat only when the flavors are different from the usual. There is a Tommy Bahama restaurant in town that makes a pineapple creme brûlée with white chocolate mousse that is served in a shallow pineapple bowl.
They actually cut the bottom of the pineapple to make the bowl. It is very cute and very delicious.
There was also another restaurant in town, that sadly closed at the end of last year, that had this incredible coconut flan on their menu which had more of a creme brûlée texture to it and quickly became my favorite dessert in town. I knew I wanted to eventually recreate it in creme brûlée form.
When I was deciding on which flavors to make this creme brûlée to go with the Nielsen Massey vanillas, I decided on coconut with white chocolate. I will save recreating the pineapple creme brûlée for another day.
I had a few Lindt white chocolate coconut bars in my chocolate stash that I knew would be perfect for this creme brûlée. If you can’t find these, feel free to sub four ounces of plain white chocolate and four to six tablespoons of unsweetened shredded coconut.
The shredded coconut in the custard lends to a nice subtle coconut flavor as well as a fun texture.
Another reason I love creme brûlée, or rather making creme brûlée at home is being able to use my kitchen torch. I love that thing.
I have tried broiling creme brûlée before in my oven and it doesn’t quite get that nice hard caramelized top to it as evenly as a torch does. The torch is the way to go.
Have a blast making these in your kitchen, and then devouring them. They’re so good!
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