Mint and choc chip crème brûlée

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Mint and choc chip crème brûlée

(to serve 4; adapted from here)

Ingredients:
600mls double cream
6 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract
bunch of mint
30g caster sugar
dark chocolate chips
demerara sugar

Method:
1. Pre-heat oven to 150ºC. Put cream, vanilla extract and mint into pan and bring to boil over medium heat. Once boiled, strain the cream to remove mint. Optional: remove mint leaves and blitz leaves into cream for added minty flavour.
2. Whisk yolks and caster sugar in separate bowl. Once pale and fluffy, pour warm cream mix onto yolk mixture, stirring constantly to mix.
3. Ladle mixture into ramekins and pop in around 10 chocolate chips into each ramekin. Put all the ramekins into a baking tin and fill the baking tin with cold water up to 2/3rds of the side of the ramekins.
4. Put tin in oven and bake for 40 minutes until custard set (should only be slightly wobble on surface). Chill until cold, preferably overnight.
5. Take ramekins out of fridge and spoon demerara sugar over the top so there is a generous coverage. Place ramekins under grill in oven until sugar caramelises. Take out of oven and allow the crème brûlées to chill and cool before serving.

  • Whhaaaat? Such a genius recipe! I love mint chocolate chip ice cream! 😉

    Tara x

  • it looks stunning! shame it wasn’t quite the flavour you wanted

  • Oooh very creative 😉 I wouldn’t know how I feel tasting mint choc creme brulee, since it’s always been known to be a milky flavour… hmm BUT STILL like I said, if you ever need someone to trial taste your food…

    Cherie x
    sinonym

  • Emily

    Damn Saskia, this looks incredible! My mouth should not be watering at 8:51am!

    Musings & More

  • Your creme brulees look amazing. The chocolate chips kept their shape, I was wondering about that when I saw the title 🙂

    Anca @ CookStyle

  • Ooh they turned out really good looking! I wouldn’t have thought of a mint choc chip flavour myself.

  • I made a crème brulee today too. My recipe has chocolate chips, too, but no mint. I fear I may have over baked it, but will find out after supper when I serve it to hubby! Here’s to more baking in the near future!

  • Amanda CW

    oh you did well. I bet it tasted amazing =)

    strawberryess.blogspot.se

  • Angela Entwistle

    Lovely bake – the set caramel looks great! Good job you stopped your OH with they mint sauce, LOL moment there 😉
    Angela x

  • Hannah

    They look beautiful. I think mint extract is your friend here! Mint chocolate chip is my boyfriend’s favourite too.

  • I like that your BF requested this 🙂 MInt choc-chip is definitely my favorite ice cream flavor so I think it would be lovely in a creme brulee!

  • Sometimes you just have to go with whats requested – they look fab though! x

  • Mint choc chip is my favourite flavour, would love to taste it in Creme brûlée!

  • They look so pretty! Mint and chocolate are so good together. I would’ve loved to taste your “minty fresh” crème brûlée:

  • love the inventive way to put the mint into it! I’m so impressed everyone tried these different recipes – I was so scared to just try a normal one lol

  • They look great! And I’m such a fan of mint chocolate chip ice cream I can imagine a crime brûlée version would be supreme! Alice xx

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  • Danielle Taylor

    Mint and choc chip is such a creative and original flavouring for creme brulee. I do like the idea of having chocolate in a creme brulee. Trying new flavourings is so brave, I am too scared to even try to make a plain brulee in fear that it will fail.

    Danielle
    thebrummiebaker.blogspot.co.uk

  • These look great! They look like they have that perfect crack on the top!

    Laura
    http://www.agirlandherhome.com

  • Looks so, so delicious – I love the minty, chocolatey twist on a classic! I love my mint choc chip ice cream so I imagine this’ll be a winner 🙂 x

    Tamsin | A Certain Adventure