Iced raspberry & basil brûlées

Iced raspberry & basil brûlées

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Prep: 20 mins 20 minutes, plus setting


Serves 4
Impress your friends with this interesting twist on a loved classic

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Nut-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal329
  • fat20g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars34g
  • fibre1g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.06g


  • 225g punnet raspberries



    A member of the rose family, raspberries have a wonderfully intense, sweet taste, and many…

  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 142ml pot double cream
  • 100ml good-quality custard
  • handful basil leaves, finely shredded
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar


  1. Divide the raspberries between 4 ramekins, then scatter over the sugar and press down slightly with the back of a spoon. Whip the cream until it holds its shape, then fold the custard and basil through the cream. Spoon the creamy mixture over the raspberries and smooth over the tops. Leave the ramekins in the freezer for about 30 mins to just set the cream - you don't want it set solid. The creams can now be frozen for up to 2 weeks, but should be defrosted slightly in the fridge for a few hours before serving.

  2. To serve, dust each ramekin evenly with a layer of icing sugar, then use a blowtorch to caramelise the top. Leave the caramel to harden for 1 min, then serve straight away.

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AnnieGambles's picture
1st Aug, 2012
These do taste nice, but much less basil-ey than I expected. I put in what I felt was a handful (I do have small hands admittedly), but it is more of an occasional flavour while you're eating it, rather than having permeated the dish. However, it is still tasty and very easy, and they look impressive. I will probably make it again, though will have to have a think about how to make the basil stand out better against the raspberries.
21st Oct, 2008
I have made these on numerous occasions and they always go down a treat, everyone comments. The last time i made these were for a dinner party all the guest gushed and one has asked for the recipe. Fantastic and very easy to make, wonderful with the basil!!
13th Oct, 2008
I probably didn't do these babies justice as I worked on a low-fat basis: reduced fat and sugar custard and yoghurt mixed with creme fraiche instead of double cream. However, they were still tasty and the basil and raspberry worked really well togethrt. Only problem was getting my sugar to caramelise - just didn't happen!
16th Aug, 2008
very easy to make, the basil really works - its gorgeous
Sophiehendo's picture
7th Feb, 2019
I’ve bought all the ingredients for this and only just seen the word ‘blowtorch’ in the recipe. I don’t have a blowtorch - I know, it’s 2019, who even am I? - can I just grill this quickly or will it ruin everything?! Thanks.
goodfoodteam's picture
8th Feb, 2019
Thanks for your question. Yes, you can give them a blast under a very hot grill. We'd recommend freezing them for a little longer around 45 mins to counter the additional heat from the grill.
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