Valentine's Day Recipes

Dark Chocolate Crème Brûlée

Treat yourself and your loved ones to the smooth chocolaty taste of a truly luxurious dessert. With a sophisticated combination of vanilla and rich dark chocolate, topped with caramelized sugar, this romantic indulgence is the perfect ending to a special evening with your Valentine.

Dark Chocolate Creme Brulee

Prep: 20 min | Cook: 50 min | Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 cup Half-and-Half
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces Nestlé® Toll House Chocolatier 53% Cacao Dark Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into small pieces, or 2/3 cup Nestlé® Toll House Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 teaspoons granulated sugar, divided


  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Place cream, Half-and-Half and vanilla extract in large saucepan. Bring to a boil; remove from heat. Add chocolate; whisk until melted and smooth.
  3. Whisk egg yolks and 1/3 cup sugar in large mixer bowl. Gradually whisk in chocolate mixture.
  4. Pour mixture through fine sieve into six 4 ounce ramekins or custard cups. Place ramekins in 13 x 9 inch baking dish; fill pan with hot water to 1-inch depth.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes or until custards jiggle slightly when pan is shaken.
  6. Cool custards in water until cool enough to handle.
  7. Remove custards from water; refrigerate for 2 hours.
  8. Cover with plastic wrap; continue to refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  9. Heat broiler. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon sugar over tops of each custard. Place custards on baking sheet. Broil for 3 minutes or until sugar is melted and caramelized (rotate pan as needed to prevent burning). Alternately, tops can be caramelized using kitchen torch.
  10. Refrigerate for 2 hours so that the topping can harden and the custard can cool and set.


Recipe and photo used with permission from: Nestlé® and

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