Instant Pot Coconut Crème Brulee

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recipe by Dana Angelo White

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Instead of heavy cream, this crème brulee features whole milk and coconut milk to create a lighter, velvety-sweet version of one of my all-time favorite obsessions.

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recipe updated Feb 4, 2020


  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    2 tbsp (about 25.5 g)
  • Water icon
    1 ½ cups (about 360 g)
  • Whole milk icon
    Whole milk
    1 cup (about 264 g)
  • Cornstarch icon
    1 tsp (about 2.7 g)
  • Egg yolk icon
    Egg yolk
    6 (about 120 g)
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    ¼ cup (about 61.2 g)
  • Coconut milk icon
    Coconut milk
    1 cup (about 240 g)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    2 tsp (about 8.8 g)
  • Sugar icon
    2 tbsp (about 25.5 g)
  • Mixed berries icon
    Mixed berries
    as needed


  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Plastic wrap
  • kCook icon Broiler
  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Rack
  • kCook icon Ramekin
  • kCook icon Sieve
  • kCook icon Inner pot

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  1. Place a clean rack in the inner pot
  2. Add water to the inner pot
  3. Add whole milk and cornstarch to a clean small bowl
  4. Stir with tablespoon until dissolved
  5. Add egg yolk and granulated sugar to a clean medium bowl
  6. Whisk until well combined
  7. Whisk slurry into medium bowl
  8. Whisk coconut milk and vanilla extract into the medium bowl
  9. Strain with sieve
  10. Transfer mixture to 6 ramekins
  11. Cover with foil
  12. Place 3 ramekins on the steam rack.
  13. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  14. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 8 min
  15. Natural release - 5 min
  16. Release pressure -
  17. Open the lid. Using tongs, remove the ramekins from pot, remove the foil, and set aside to cool.
  18. Let cool
  19. Repeat with the remaining ramekins.
  20. Cover with plastic wrap
  21. Chill in fridge - approx 4 hr
  22. Pre-heat broiler - high heat
  23. Sprinkle with sugar
  24. Broil in broiler until caramelized - approx 2 min
  25. Let cool slightly on round wire rack
  26. Garnish with mixed berries
  27. Serve
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