Chai Crème Brûlée

A tea- and spice-infused crème brûlée, complete with caramel-like coating, all for 3 grams of fat and less than 130 calories? Yes, with clean eating it's possible!

creme brûlée
Yvonne Duivenvoorden

Nutritional Bonus: Thanks to the inclusion of firm tofu, this decadent dessert boasts 7 grams of protein!

Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min
40 min


  • 1 cup 1% milk
  • 3 chai tea bags
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 8 oz firm tofu, drained of all water
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tbsp organic evaporated cane juice, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat milk to a simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat and add tea bags, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom. Cover and let stand for at least 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine tofu, egg, egg whites and 1/3 cup cane juice; process until very smooth.
  4. Remove tea bags and spices from milk. With food processor running, slowly pour milk through feed tube until combined. Divide mixture equally among 6 ramekins. Place ramekins in a baking dish and fill dish with hot water until it reaches halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
  5. Bake in oven for 18 to 22 minutes, until set. Remove from oven and chill until serving. To serve, top each crème with 1 tsp cane juice and place under preheated broiler until crystals melt and become browned.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 Crème Brûlée
  • Calories 126
  • Carbohydrate Content 18 g
  • Cholesterol Content 38 mg
  • Fat Content 3 g
  • Fiber Content 0 g
  • Protein Content 7 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 1 g
  • Sodium Content 63 mg
  • Sugar Content 16 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 0 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 0 g