Is Creme Brulee Supposed To Be Cold?

If you're wondering if that classic French dessert with creamy rich custard and a crackly sugar top is supposed to be cold, you're not alone.

For this Pumpkin Creme Brulee recipe you'll need; heavy cream, pure vanilla extract, egg yolks, granulated sugar, kosher salt, pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice.


These ingredients are whipped up into a thin cream mixture that gets baked in a water bath then becomes a rich thick custard. A pudding-like dessert. This is why it tastes best cold.

Why It's Good Cold

Creme Brulee has a sugar topping that gets torched to make burnt sugar or brulee. The brulee is warm and crunchy which makes excellent contrast with the cold custard.

Sugar Topping

Creme Brulee is best served cold because it makes the texture of the custard smooth and thick. Having a crunchy later of caramelized sugar makes for great texture with the custard.

Serving Creme Brulee Cold

Creme Brulee is actually very simple and easy to make. It comes together quickly then you can torch the sugar with a kitchen torch or the broiler in the oven. Check out the recipe below!

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