Desserts & Baking

3-ingredient crème brûlée

10 minutes
40-50 minutes

We tested the popular TikTok hack, which uses melted ice cream as the base for the custard in this classic dessert. The result is an eggy, baked custard – somewhat sweeter than a traditional crème brûlée. If you’ve got the time, we recommend making the real thing, but this is an easy pudding for one if you’ve got a craving.

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  • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 t castor sugar
  • A handful of blueberries (optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 160°C.
2. Melt the ice cream and mix thoroughly with the egg yolk. Place in a ramekin. Drop in a handful of blueberries, if using.
3. Place the ramekin in a water bath. Bake for 40-50 minutes.
4. Sprinkle over the sugar, and melt with a blowtorch.

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Katharine Pope

Recipe by: Katharine Pope

TASTE's head of digital content is an adventurous, if somewhat haphazard cook. Her favourite recipes are all either cake, curry, or risotto, and she is an expert at hiding vegetables in unexpected places, to outwit her veg-hating toddler and husband.

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