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This luscious White Chocolate Crème Brûlée is a decadent twist on the classic custard with a crusted sugar topping! A rich, delicious dessert for any special occasion.

White Chocolate Crème Brûlée in a red ramekin

White Chocolate Crème Brûlée

I’ve made this dreamy White Chocolate Crème Brûlée once before and despite getting a crème brûlée facial in the process (when removing one of the custards from the water bath), it was definitely worth repeating. While we had a stash in the fridge, Bill was quick to let me know how fabulous it tasted. I must agree, it’s super creamy and utterly delicious!

What is Crème Brûlée? 

Crème Brûlée is a rich, baked vanilla custard which has a  thin, crisp burnt sugar topping. No one is certain of the exact origin, but the first printed recipe was in a French cookbook dated 1691, and the chef at Versailles made it like we do today. Well, he didn’t have an mini torch or oven broiler to melt the sugar topping!

It can be served warm, room temperature or cold. When I discovered the Le Cirque crème brûlée recipe years ago, this dessert immediately became a family favorite.

White Chocolate Crème Brûlée in a white ramekin

Tips for Making Crème Brûlée

Since classic creme brulee is one of Bill’s favorite desserts, I’ve made it dozens and dozens of times. Here are some tips I’ve learned along the way:

  • Slowly drizzle the hot cream into the egg mixture while whisking constantly. Start with just a few drops at a time. If you go too fast the eggs will curdle. Then when you strain the mixture, all the egg that should be giving the creme brulee its structure will be tossed out in the form of scrambled eggs (been there, done that)!
  • Baking times will differ depending on the type of ramekins you use. The deeper round versions (4 oz. Porcelain Ramekins) will take longer than the flat, oblong dishes ( Creme Brûlee Ramekin Set).
  • Bake in a bain marie or water bath. This allows the custard to bake at a consistent temperature, ensuring you have a silky, creamy result.
  • I use a deep dish pizza pan or my roaster for my bain marie. The handles on the roaster are handy for moving the water-filled pan in and out of the oven more easily.
  • For the burnt sugar topping, I use sugar in the raw or Turbinado Sugar. Brown sugar would work too, but I’d suggest leaving it out to dry for a few hours before sprinkling it over the custard.
  • You can use your broiler to melt the sugar, just make sure to watch it carefully so the sugar doesn’t burn. You want it melted and lightly browned.
  • I like using a Culinary Torch to brulee the sugar. You have much more control compared to the broiler.
  • Save your leftover egg whites to make a pavlova, meringue cookies and macaroons!
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White Chocolate Crème Brûlée | An ultra creamy custard infused with white chocolate and topped with burnt sugar

White Chocolate Crème Brûlée

A twist on the classic creme brulee with the addition of white chocolate!

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 ounces whited chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw)
  • Berries and fresh mint to garnish, optional


Preheat the oven to 300º.

Whisk together yolks and sugar in a medium bowl.  In a saucepan, heat cream to a simmer.  Add white chocolate to cream and whisk until chocolate melts.  Drizzle a few tablespoons of cream/chocolate mixture into the yolks, whisking constantly to prevent egg from cooking.  Add the rest of the cream to the yolks and whisk to combine.

Strain liquid through sieve into a large glass measuring cup.  Pour into four 6-ounce ramekins. Place ramekins into a baking pan and pour hot water into pan so that it is 1-1 1/2 deep.

Bake for 45-55 minutes or till centers only jiggles slightly when moved.   Remove ramekins from water bath (carefully!!). Cool, then refrigerate till chilled.

To serve, sprinkle with turbinado sugar and broil for 3-4 minutes until the sugar is caramelized or melt sugar with a kitchen torch.


Recipe adapted from Ghirardelli.

White Chocolate Creme Brulee photo and text collage for Pinterest


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117 comments on “White Chocolate Crème Brûlée”

  1. Have a safe and enjoyable trip with the family Liz!!

  2. Wow I love white chocolate. I have never had it in creme brulee before – yum!

  3. wow Liz. I wasnt sure if I read properly, white choco Crème brûlée. Looks absolutly gorgeous, I like your presentation too with the raspberry. enjoy your holiday/time out!

  4. If a Creme brulee facial means putting my face into this dessert – I’M IN!!! lol Oooo that looks good!

  5. Oh boy, do I love anything with white chocolate in it. I am sure this is rich and absolutely delicious! I hope you have a wonderful vacation, can’t wait to hear all about it!

  6. awesome dear…always different..

  7. You are speaking my language, Liz! I love white chocolate. I desperately need a kitchen torch!!

  8. My hubby loves Creme Brulee. It’s his absolute favorite dessert anytime we are out. This looks fabulous!

  9. Delicious looking souffle

  10. Now this is dessert royalty in my opinion. What a beautiful sight. 🙂 Well done Lizzy.. well what else can I expect from the Skinny Chick other than beautiful desserts. 🙂 Have a great week! ~ Ramona

  11. what a gorgeous dessert! have a great trip!

  12. These looks divine! Love crèmes brûlées in any flavors! 🙂

  13. I would love some right now. It looks delicious.

  14. Loving this!! Heading over to Courtney’s to leave a comment. Great job! Jackie (an ardent stalker, lol).

  15. Well, hellooooo gorgeous!

    These look delicious Liz! Great recipe. I can’t wait to impress the ones I love!

  16. I love Creme Brulee. Add white chocolate to my favorite dessert and Yummy, delicious, fantastic, wonderful, are just a few adjectives that come to mind. I can’t wait to make this recipe:) Have a nice trip with your family.

  17. I think this might be my new favorite creme brulee flavor! Yum!

  18. Creme Brulee happens to be one of my favorite guilty pleasures. I have the hardest time eating the last one because I don’t want to be without lol. I have never tried white chocolate and I trust anything you say is good so on the Pinterest board it is going! Glad to be back after Dads passing. I just tried Lemon Creme Brulee cheesecake from a Pinterest Board…yum!!!

  19. First, have a great trip and a lot of fun on your vacation!
    This is a killer dessert, I am melting… Love it!

  20. Beautiful, Liz and I just love the French cloth beneath. Have a great spring break (our’s just finished in Ontario)

  21. I hope you enjoy your trip and white chocolate creme brulee? Despite my prejudice against white chocolate, I’m intrigued and off to check out Courtney’s blog…

  22. Lizzy, now you are on my side of the country, wish you could stop by for a visit! Love crème brûlée of any kind but yours looks especially delicious!

  23. Creme Brulee is a favorite in our house. The white chocolate version sounds delicious! Have a great trip!

  24. Creeme brulee is one of my favorite desert,never have with white chocolate version,sound really Rich and Yummy 🙂 have a nice trip !!

  25. Amazing. I love white chocolate, would love to try this

  26. The husband and I love creme brule and with white chocolate he is gonna love it double as much! Saving it to give a try 🙂

  27. This is a delicious flavor of creme brulee and the first I have ever seen of it. This is one not to be missed-delicious.

  28. love creme brulee anf thid look delicious Lizzy!!

  29. I have that same torch and love it. So easy to use.

    You might be one of the few people in this world that might convince me to like white chocolate!

  30. This sounds amazing but extremely rich so eating only a little would be wise. Not that I would be able to only eat a little of it… 🙂

  31. This looks pretty cool.

  32. have always wanted to try this but afraid to make it … this looks like one I could do and looks so amazing who could resist not trying it ! Love it!

  33. I love creme brulee, but with white chocolate it sounds even more decadent! 🙂 And I have no blow torch, so I’ll have to keep feasting at restaurants.

  34. I love white chocolate, this is a creme brulee I would love to make.

  35. Liz-I love, love, love creme brulee, maybe even as much as I love caramel!

  36. The title made my mouth drop! My two favorite things in one!

  37. Alright this makes it official. I need one of those torches.

  38. what a lovely twist on creme brulee!
    Have fun on your trip!

  39. Delicious I love dessert with white chocolate.

  40. This sounds so simple and looks so pretty. I adore creme brulee so I’m sure I’ll love this.

  41. This looks really great and delicious, easy to make too. I would love to make this weekend for my kids.

  42. There’s nothing like creme brûlée and to add the white chocolate just makes it more delicious!

  43. Love the addition of white chocolate in your creme brulee. This is absolutely YUM!

  44. Mmm….this looks wonderful, Lizzy!

  45. Oh yum! Have a great vacation!

  46. brilliant idea for creme brulee!!!!

  47. Love creme brulee! I don’t believe I’ve ever had a white chocolate one tho. Time to try something new and bring out the arsonist in me 🙂

  48. Liz, I love crème brûlée… It’s such an amazing invention! Your white chocolate version sounds unbelievable and so luscious!

  49. I love the idea of white chocolate in creme brulee! It sounds decadent, and perfect:-) My favorite part is cracking the sugar on top, so fun:-)Have a safe trip! Hugs, Terra

  50. WHITE CHOCOLATE Crème brûlée? How beautiful and awesome! I remember you like white chocolate right? It’s very unique and I would love to have a bite of this! Checking the guest post now.

  51. Sorry I click too quickly – I also want to say HAVE A FUN TRIP!!!

  52. sounds so delicious, and I should start my spring diet:)))

    Life and travelling

  53. Sounds fantastic! I’ve never made creme brulee and I never would have thought of adding white chocolate.

  54. Sweet Mother of Pearl!!! Thank you from the bottom of my white chocolate craving heart.

  55. White chocolate sounds good. White chocolate creme brulee sounds even better 🙂

  56. Among the few desserts I really fancy is creme brulee and thats a loveable one with white choc. Must have been heaven in taste.

  57. Have a wonderful vacation. I’m looking forward to reading your guest post!

  58. Love the mint and raspberry garnish, Liz. How decadent, how rich and alluring!

  59. I can’t wait to take it for a spin with this recipe!

  60. White chocolate creme brulee?? This is definitely one of my favorites, delicious. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  61. Ok..I think you secretly know all of my favorite foods and flavors because every time I pop by, no matter what it is you made, it’s a fave of mine, or something I’ve ben craving. Gorgeous creme brulees and the white chocolate addition is killing me!

  62. Hope you have a fabulous trip Liz! The creme brûlée looks delish.

  63. Hope you have a lovely time Liz!Love the creme brûlée and you’ve got me drooling, literally :)Delicious!!

  64. White chocolate creme brulee – what a brilliant idea, Lizzy! I can imagine how delicious it is!

  65. What a delightful treat! I will stop over to see your guest post 🙂
    Hope you have a fantastic trip!

  66. I love creme brulee but white chocolate creme brulee sounds beyond amazing! You always come up with the best sweets! This is absolutely going into my list of must tries. My boyfriend bought me a creme brulee set and I’m yet to use it. Now I have an excuse to! Heading over to your guest post now 🙂

  67. Yummi!! 🙂 Your blog makes me always hungry, damn 🙂

  68. Have a lovely Spring Break!! I think that the only thing better than creme brulee might be one with white choc added…mercy!

  69. Lovely guest post over at C and C Caking. This is beautiful , love white chocolate. Have a fab time over on the Atlantic Coast with your family. Don’t forget your sunscreen lotion.

  70. We all love white chocolate at home. It’s so creamy. We also love creme brulee and this is surely going to be made at our place. Love this recipe. Your creme brulee looks fabulous.
    I need to get a kitchen torch.
    Have a wonderful trip Liz.

  71. Lizzy, have a wonderful trip with your family. What a stunning creme brulee–a great use of white chocolate!

  72. Sounds fantastic, Wonderful looking white chocolate brulee. Have a nice trip!

  73. Have a wonderful trip Liz! This creme brulee sounds amazing! I will head over to check out the guest post!

  74. Fabulous!!!
    i love white chocolate and creme brulee …. Perfect!!!
    have a great relaxing and fun time… Enjoy my friend!!!

  75. I’ve only made creme brule once and it’s really delicious, I would love to try new varieties

  76. This looks amazing. Love the white chocolate in this.

  77. one of my favs…. so yummy, enjoy your break 🙂

  78. Have a lovely holiday, this looks fab 🙂

  79. My husband would love this dessert. He is a big big fan of white chocolate!

  80. Aw, if only my jeans weren’t getting so tight!!! Yum.

  81. Wonderful guest post! And Liz, enjoy your break!!!

  82. Oooh. I love this and also that you’re going for a lovely break. A crème brûlée facial? Wow. Heading over now… Enjoy your vacation, Liz!

  83. This looks soooooo lovely Liz! Phill would adore this. I will have to make it for fim.

  84. I wish I had one of these now, Liz! What a wonderful end to a long Thursday at work. I hope you have an amazing weekend, my friend.

  85. You don;t even understand how much I love creme brulee though never made it with white chocolate yet.

  86. Sounds incredible, wish I had one for dessert tonight!

  87. This is fabulous…wouldn’t last as a facial for me…it would definitely be a bath for my tongue! Thanks!

  88. Swooon – if I could choose one dessert right now – it would be this one! 😉

  89. God…bite after bite and forget you ever had calories!!! Divine and decadent!

  90. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your recipe is being featured on Menu and Party Idea Round Up!Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at Cast Party Wednesday! —Sheryl—

  91. Yum! Looks like a great ending to date night in!

  92. Such a delicious version of one of my favorite desserts!

  93. Thithis looks so good! Thank you for sharing! Love coming here and seeing your lovely work.

  94. this is just amazing! I love everything in it and it looks spectacular!

  95. Crème Brulee is one of my fave desserts. Love that it is white chcolate!

  96. One of these days I’m going to make a creme brulee. This looks DIVINE!

  97. What a simply elegant dessert. So perfect for Christmas dinner.

  98. That was lovely what you wrote about TR …and just as lovely as that crème brûlée. You’re such a talented baker!

  99. This looks so good Liz. I’m so sorry to hear about your blogging friend. Cancer takes everyone too early – hopefully someday soon we will find a cure.

  100. Creme brûlée is a universal winner but can be a little tricky. Thanks for all these great tips Liz!

  101. Great tips Liz! You dish looks like perfect Creme Brulee!

  102. I’m in love with your creme brulee, babe! Gonna try making one of these days………. xoxo

  103. What a drool worthy dessert. I love creme brûlée but have never been brave enough to make my own.

  104. That creme brulee looks perfect! Creamy with that yummy crunch that I love!

  105. This is such a gorgeous dessert! I can’t wait to try it Liz!

  106. This Crème Brûlée looks heavenly!!I would have raided your stash too! It wouldn’t have lasted very long!

  107. Nice innovation on the conventional creme brulee recipe!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  108. This is the prettiest creme brûlée ever! Such a perfect dessert for the holidays 🙂

  109. Another stunning dessert. I love that this is gluten free so everyone can enjoy the same dessert for the holiday or other special occasion. I’ve never made creme brulee at home, but I feel confident I could do it right with the tips you shared. Thanks, Liz!!

  110. No, just, No, Liz. There are 4 of “that” and one of me. Man, that Crème Brûlée looks delicious. What I must compliment you on profusely are the well-thought-out tips/hints/instructions that you often add to your posts. I always read them carefully and adopt many of them to my everyday cooking. I am not well-trained nor an expert in the kitchen nor did I ever take HomeEc in school (do they still offer that?) so I just am still learning the basics as I move along. Keep at it, please, and I’ll keep at it, promise.

  111. I could eat this everyday!

  112. This was absolutely delicious, will definitely make again!

  113. A terrific idea with the white chocolate! Delicious!

  114. I loved it! Such a gorgeous dessert!!

  115. This is my absolute favorite dessert in the world. White chocolate truly made it delicious. Will surely make it again. So good.

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