This 3 ingredient Eggnog Crème Brûlée is a classic French dessert with a festive holiday twist. 2 of my favorite treats come together in this super easy dessert. Alcohol free, but feel free to spike as you like.

Browned creme brûlée topped with fresh berries

It doesn’t get any easier that this delicious holiday dessert, a Christmas Crème Brûlée if you will. Perfect for entertaining that can be made days ahead and refrigerated. Then, all you have to do is brûlée the top before serving.  Your guests will think you’re a dessert expert.

Eggnog creme brûlée viewed from overhead with pine cones

Remember the homemade eggnog I made last week? I have been enjoying it with a touch of bourbon and my husband has been adding it to his morning coffee and this inspired me to make this treat.

What is Crème Brûlée?

Crème Brûlée is French for burned cream. It is a custard dessert that is served in a baking dish, then the top is sprinkled with sugar and ‘brûléed’ using a blow-torch or broiled

Using a kitchen blowtorch to brown and crisp sugar on top of creme brûlée

With just 3 ingredients: Prepared eggnog, egg yolks and granulated sugar to create the crispy topping, it could not be easier. If you’re not into making your own eggnog (but I highly recommend it) any of your favorite store bought eggnog will work.

As I mentioned, there is no alcohol in the eggnog I used but you can add some of your favorite bourbon if you want to make these more grown-up.

Crème Brûlée Serving Dishes

When it comes to the serving dishes, I like to use flat, small ceramic tart pans. My pans are 5 inches (13 cm) in diameter and almost 1 inch (2 cm) high. Small ramekins will also work, just make sure they are heat-proof when you brûlée the top and the baking time may take longer because of their depth.

Crème Brûlée certainly can hold it’s own and doesn’t need any adornments, but I do like to serve them topped with fresh berries.

Yield: 4

Eggnog Crème Brûlée

A ramekin filled with eggnog creme brûlée, raspberry and blueberries

Eggnog crème brûlée, a classic French dessert gets a festive holiday twist. 2 of my favorite treats come together in this super easy dessert.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 2 cups (472 ml) eggnog
  • 4 teaspoons granulated sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F/165°C.
  2. Add the egg yolks and sugar to a bowl and whisk until smooth. Stir in the eggnog until well combined.
  3. Place four, 5 ounce ramekins in a shallow baking dish. Pour the brûlée mix into each dish. Pour hot water into the baking dish until it comes halfway up the sides of the ramekins. Bake for 40-45 minutes until the brûlée is set, 
  4. Remove the pan from oven and remove the ramekins using a spatula and allow to cool, then transfer to the refrigerator to chill and set for 3 hours.
  5. Once cooled and set, sprinkle a teaspoon of sugar over each of the brûlée’s and use a culinary blowtorch or broil to brown and crisp the top.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 199Saturated Fat 5gCholesterol 319mgSodium 79mgCarbohydrates 15gProtein 9g