Reduced Calorie Mocha Espresso Creme Brulee gives you all the rich creamy goodness of Creme Brulee without all the calories.
I love this time of year when I can start baking more than usual and I have come up with a great twist on one of my favorite desserts, Reduced Calorie Mocha Espresso Creme Brulee.
Reduced Calorie Mocha Espresso Creme Brulee
Usually, Creme Brulee is made with heavy cream but for this recipe, I am using mocha light, one of the four flavors of International Delight Iced Coffee, that you can now find in the refrigerated juice/tea section of your Walmart store.
I figured since we will be eating lots of great food and desserts in the next few months, why not cut out a few calories right?
I love the fact that you can use this Mocha Light Iced Coffee as a stand-alone drink or use it as an ingredient which is what I replaced some of the heavy cream I would have used and some of the bittersweet chocolate with.
Creme Brulee is one of those desserts that sounds like it took hours to make and is really difficult but it isn’t. You can read about how to make a water bath here. I bet the other flavors of Iced Coffee would be great in Creme Brulee also. You could substitute the Vanilla Iced Coffee into my Pumpkin Creme Brulee recipe.
These desserts look so fancy my family wondered what the special occasion was for when I made them. I just said it’s all for you, you are my special occasion.
When you think about it, most of us are so blessed, and with circumstances in our country the way they are today, we should take every day to let our family know how special they are. Get out the good china, don’t keep it hidden away, make a special meal or dessert for your family more often and let them know they mean the world to you. Every moment is precious.
Reduced Calorie Mocha Espresso Creme Brulee
- 1 Cup Low Fat Milk
- 1 Cup Mocha Light International Delight Iced Coffee
- 1 Tablespoon Espresso Powder
- 3 oz Bittersweet Chocolate
- 6 Egg Yolks
- 4 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar for topping
- Espresso Beans for garnish
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Add milk and iced coffee in heavy saucepan with espresso powder and simmer over low heat until powder has dissolved. Take off heat and add chocolate. Whisk until smooth. Set aside.
- Add eggs, sugar and vanilla in large bowl and whisk until sugar dissolved.
- Slowly add chocolate into egg mixture and continue to whisk so eggs do not curdle.
- Then pour through a strainer.
- Add mixture into ramekins and into place into a water bath and carefully put into oven.
- Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Deeper ramekins need longer time while shallower ones need less. Custard will be done when there is just a little wiggle in center.
- Take out of oven when done and leave in water bath until water cools.
- When ready to eat add sugar on top and place in broiler to brulee or use a torch.
Ooooh this looks so delicious – I love espresso and creme brulee 🙂 Love this!
Oh, this looks delicious and easy enough for me to do! Going to give it a try!
Kiersten Millican says
Oh my, this is a combination of my favorite things. Now I will have to make tons of these, all for me! 🙂
maria @ close to home says
I have only made Creme brulee once and it did not work out. You make it look so easy I will have to try again.
Sarah Bailey says
Oh yum now this sounds like a perfect dish to try – loving that it is reduced calorie. x
This looks heavenly!! I’ll have to make it soon 🙂
Ana De- Jesus says
How can it look so good but be so low in calories it is a miracle! Off to grab some brulee!
Cynthia @craftoflaughter says
This is a must to add to my dessert list! I looks so freaking delicious
tiaras and tantrums says
LOVE this chilled coffee! I never thought to make any dessert with this coffee, brilliant idea! My husband would love this dessert
Maybelline @ Naturalmente Mamá says
What a great idea! I love that has less calories, especially now that the baking season is upon us and there will be lots of treats to indulge!
I’m not a huge coffee drinker but I’m sure my roommate would love this! great post!ht
That sounds like an amazing combination! I love Creme Brulee!
This looks delicious! I have never had anything but the run of the mill creme brulee, so I will have to give this a try.
Cathy @ Our Mini Family says
YUM! Yes please!! I love mocha espresso creme brûlée!
Rachel B says
That looks yummy! I love coffee, and I didn’t know you could make creme brulee this way! I’ll have to try this soon!
Oh wow, this looks amazing! I love the International Delight ready to drink coffee. I think the caramel macchiato is my favorite.
laura londergan says
this looks amazing & I have tried their iced coffee & love it as it’s gooooooooo good! 😉 I am going to have to try this!
Wow, what a great recipe and way to use iced mocha!! I love their iced coffee drinks!
Yum! I love chocolate, coffee, and custards! I think this is a must try for me 🙂
Yummy! I appreciate posts where you take time to share with us recipes since I don’t like to cook or bake. This one is simple and I’m adding it to my collection. Thanks!
Creme brûlée is my FAVORITE! I can’t wait to try your recipe, who knew it was so easy to make at home! #client
Omg I must try this! Creme brûlée is my favorite!!!
That looks absolutely amazing. I love the I.D. iced coffee. It is always in my fridge!
Wow I just LOVE creme brûlée an this sounds AMAZING! Thank you so much for sharing definitely pinning this one!
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