10 Creme Brulee Toppings

As an Amazon Affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Creme brulee is one of the most decadent, rich, and creamy desserts you can eat!

Creme brulee toppings are an important step in presenting your creme brulee in a professional way.

Fresh Berries

A few fresh berries can be added on top of creme brulee to add a pop of color and flavor.

If you want to be a bit more fancy, you can add a small mint leaf along with the berries for a profession looking creme brulee.

  • blackberries
  • raspberries
  • blueberries
  • sliced strawberries
Creme Brulee Toppings

Dusted Cocoa Powder

Cocoa powder looks beautiful when it is dusted on top of creme brulee.

Cocoa powder goes best with a chocolate, hazelnut, or caramel flavored creme brulee.

You can dust cocoa powder on to of creme brulee by placing a small spoonful in a sifter.

Gently tap the sifter to add the cocoa powder on top of the creme brulee.

Chocolate Shavings

Chocolate shavings look unique as a topping for creme brulee.

Chocolate shavings add creamy chocolate notes to rich creme brulee.

You can add chocolate shavings to just about any flavor of creme brulee.

If you’re making a fruit or citrus flavored creme brulee, add white chocolate shavings.

Chocolate shavings can be made using a potato peeler and a chocolate bar.

You need to have enough chocolate to create the scrolled look, therefore a bar of chocolate works best for this.

Hold the chocolate bar over the creme brulee and “peel” the chocolate away from you to create the scroll.

Ferrero Rocher

Ferrero rochers can be chopped up into small pieces to top creme brulee with.

After you’ve burnt the sugar on top of the custard, add the ferrero rocher pieces.

They will begin to melt a little from the hot sugar.

Ferro rocher pieces work well on top of chocolate creme brulee, for a buttery-rich creme brulee.

Creme Brulee Toppings


You can add a sprinkle of your favorite nuts on top of creme brulee for an added crunchy texture to your creme brulee

Chop up your nuts into fine pieces prior to add them to your creme brulee.

Walnuts and pecans work well for a topping for vanilla or chocolate creme brulee.

Whipped Cream

Whipped cream is a soft, pillow-y rich flavored topping for creme brulee.

Whipped cream is generally cold, so it has ability to melt if you add it too soon after the sugar is burnt.

Wait a few minutes for the sugar to cool down before adding the whipped cream topping.

Candied Lemon Peel

Candied lemon peel is made by cooking lemon peels in a sugar syrup.

Candied lemon peels look beautiful and unique on top of lemon creme brulee.

Sugared Raspberries

Sugared raspberries are a sugary sweet fruit that look chef worthy on top of creme brulee.

You can make them at home by simply coating raspberries with egg whites, and then rolling them in granulated sugar.

Sugared raspberries go well on top of vanilla, lemon, or chocolate creme brulee.

Banana Slices

Banana slices are an easy topping for creme brulee.

Slice up your banana, add a little lemon juice to prevent the banana slices from turning brown, and arrange them on top of your creme brulee.

Banana can be an overwhelming flavor, therefore only add 1-2 slices of banana on top of creme brulee.

You don’t want it to take away from your custard dessert.

Banana slices go well on top of vanilla or chocolate creme brulee.

Pomegranate Arils

Pomegranate arils have a sweet flavor, and therefore they go well on top of creme brulee.

Pomegranate arils go well on top of lemon, vanilla, or chocolate creme brulee.

If you love pomegranate you can try making pomegranate creme brulee for a sweet treat!