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3-Ingredient Easy Crème Brûlée

Try this classic dessert that is easy to make and requires only a few ingredients. Rich and creamy custard is topped with a crunchy layer of caramelized sugar, making it the perfect indulgent treat.

Tasty Team
90% would make again
3-Ingredient Easy Crème Brûlée


for 1 serving

  • ½ cup vanilla ice cream (75 g)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 328
  • Fat 16g
  • Carbs 34g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 31g
  • Protein 10g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat the oven to 325˚F (160˚C).
  2. Scoop the ice cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the ice cream for 30-40 seconds, or until completely melted. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the egg yolk to the melted ice cream and whisk well.
  4. Pour the mixture into a ramekin. Place the ramekin in a pan. Pour hot water into the pan to come roughly halfway up the sides of the ramekin.
  5. Bake for 40-50 minutes. The crème brûlée should be set, but still a little jiggly in the middle. Remove the ramekin from the roasting pan, allow to cool to room temperature, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, and up to 3 days.
  6. Remove the crème brûlée from the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before browning the sugar on top.
  7. Sprinkle a tablespoon of sugar on top of each crème brûlée. Using a torch, melt the sugar to for a crispy top. If you don’t have a torch, you can broil the crème brûlée to melt the sugar. Keep an eye on it to make sure you don’t over cook it. Allow the crème brûlée to sit for at least 5 minutes before serving.
  8. You can also make various flavor by using different ice cream flavors. If you are using flavored ice cream, use 1 egg instead of 1 yolk.
  9. Enjoy!
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3-Ingredient Easy Crème Brûlée