Crème brûlée is one of the great classics of French cuisine, but this recipe breaks with tradition. Add a little absinthe and you'll be in heaven. This delicious dessert is easy to make and will delight your guests every time! And if you enjoy your introduction to absinthe, try these other recipes that we are happy to share with you.

What you wil need,


  • 250cl of double cream
  • 120cl of full-fat milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 4cl of absinthe
One step at a time!


Without getting burnt

Top tips

After caramelising the top of the crème brulée, you can sprinkle it with a little absinthe and flambé it… A pure delight.

If you don't have a blowtorch, you can caramelise the sugar under the grill 😉

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