One of my favorite desserts when going out to dinner is creme brûlée, but most places don’t have a vegan option for this amazing dessert. Well, I have found a way to veganize it and still keep its perfect deliciousness intact! It is a slight process and won’t be made immediately, but it is worth it!
First take 1 full cup of raw cashews and soak them in warm water for 10 hours. I usually do it the night before, but I have gotten away with 5 hours. However, it does make a difference to the texture so 10 is what I recommend.
Once that is finished, add them to a blender or food processor and then add 1/2 cup of water. Puree until it becomes smooth and paste like. Push down on the sides of the blender with a spatula if needed to ensure you puree everything together finely.
Next, in a sauce pan over a medium heat, add 2 cups vanilla almond milk, 1/2 cup organic sugar, 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons of chickpea flour, 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch, 1/8 teaspoon of salt, and a dash of vanilla extract.
Stir mixture constantly while also bringing to a slow boil. The liquid mixture will become thicker. Continue stirring all together and keep stirring under a low boil for 3 minutes. After the needed 3 minutes, remove from flame and let cool.
Once cooled, pour the mixture into the blender with the puréed cashews and then blend together until mixed together and completely smooth.
Pour into serving dishes, cover and then refrigerate them for about 4-5 hours.
Now when it comes to serving, you’ll need some organic sugar and a cooking torch. Because there’s a torch involved please make sure you know what you’re doing. You really can badly injure yourself doing this if you’re unaware of the proper safety and handling of a cooking torch.
Sprinkle on some organic sugar on top of your serving dishes holding your brûlée. Once the sugar is evenly spread out on your brûlée mixture, heat up your blow torch and while constantly turning the dish and NOT burning yourself, caramelize the sugar coating to a nice golden dark brown color.
Let the brûlée sugar cool and solidify for a few seconds and then serve and enjoy! Peace, Love, Grub!
Vanilla Almond Milk