Camp Crème Brulée | Camping Dessert Recipe

June 16, 2023

Add a little glamp to camp with this easy shortcut to classic French crème brulée!

Camp Crème Brulée


  • 1 (3.4 oz) box vanilla instant pudding
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¾ cup heavy cream or half & half
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar, for brulée
  • Fresh berries, for serving



  1. In a large bowl, whisk together pudding, milk, cream, vanilla and salt. Continue whisking for 2 minutes until pudding thickens.
  2. Spoon into heat-proof bowls or cups and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. (Don’t cover pudding with plastic wrap)
  3. To brulée, sprinkle about 2 teaspoons of sugar over the top of each pudding and shake to evenly distribute.
  4. Hold a brulée torch 4-5 inches from the sugar and move it slowly back and forth until sugar turns dark golden brown and caramelizes. Alternately, set puddings on a baking sheet and place under the broiler for 5-10 minutes, rotating occasionally.
  5. Top with fresh fruit and serve immediately.

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