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This Easy Make-Ahead Vietnamese Coffee Creme Brulee is the Dessert You Need

pot of creme brulee on a board
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
35 min
Yields
6 servings

Coffee + condensed milk + creme brulee — need we say more? This Baking Therapy dessert combines the sweet delicious flavours of Vietnamese coffee with the silky smooth creme brulee we all know and love. An easy make-ahead dessert you’ll make again and again!

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ingredients

1
cup heavy cream
1
cup half-and-half
¼
cup dark roast coffee, coarsely ground
4
large egg yolks
1
can (300 ml) sweetened condensed milk
pinch salt
1
tsp vanilla
½
cup granulated sugar for tops
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directions

Notes

Rest time: 2 hours or overnight.

Vietnamese coffee creme brulee ingredients on kitchen countertop
Step 1

Preheat oven to 325°F. Place 6 (3 ½ oz) ramekins in a baking dish. Set aside.

Step 2

In a heavy bottom saucepan on medium-high heat, heat the heavy cream, half-and-half and coarsely ground coffee. As soon as the mixture begins to simmer, remove from the heat. Steep for 15 minutes then strain through a fine sieve.

Vietnamese coffee creme brulee ingredients steeping in pot
Step 3

In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks and condensed milk until pale yellow in colour, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the salt and vanilla extract. Slowly add one ladle of the hot cream to the egg mixture, whisk to combine so the eggs don’t scramble. Continue adding and whisking until well incorporated. Pass through a fine sieve again to ensure a smooth mixture.

Step 4

Ladle evenly into the 6 ramekins. Carefully fill the baking pan with about ½ inch of boiling water and bake for about 35 minutes until the edges are set, but the centre is still jiggly. Remove and let cool completely on a wire rack. Chill in the fridge for 2 hours or overnight.

Vietnamese coffee creme brulee on cooling rack
Step 5

When ready to serve, working with one creme brulee at a time, sprinkle about 1 Tbsp of sugar over the top. Using a kitchen blowtorch, melt the sugar until it gets golden and bubbly. Let sit for 1 minute so that it hardens. Enjoy immediately!

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