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National Crème Brûlée Day – Learn Fun Facts About Crème Brûlée

Do you love sweet treats? If so, you’ll love National Crème Brûlée Day, dedicated to its namesake decadent dessert.

Crème brûlée translates from French to mean burnt cream, which makes sense since it is made of heavy cream, sugar, vanilla, and egg yolks.

This delicious dessert has its own national day which falls annually on July 27. National Crème Brûlée Day is one of many national dessert days during the year.

Keep reading to get ideas for how to celebrate this July 27 national day, and learn fascinating facts about crème brûlée!

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If you want to learn about some other fancy dessert days similar to National Crème Brûlée Day check out National Chocolate Soufflé Day, National Cream Puff Day, and National Butterscotch Brownie Day

National days of the year are a fun way to celebrate foods, animals and items that we come into contact with. Be sure to check out this national days guide for more information.

Facts about crème brûlée

Brush up on your knowledge of this tasty dessert with these fun facts about crème brûlée. Some may surprise you!

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  • Crème brûlée has a custard base, and layer of burnt sugar on the top. 
  • This dessert is served chilled, with the top layer of sugar caramelized just before serving.
  • Traditional French crème brûlée is flavored with vanilla, though it can have other flavors in it. 
  • Crème brûlée is also referred to as burnt cream and Trinity cream. 
  • The first written recipe for crème brûlée appeared in the 1691 cookbook Cuisinier royal et bourgeois by François Massialot. However, the origin of this dessert is presumed to be much earlier.
  • In the 14th century the first recipe for a dessert called crema catalana was written in the Catalan cookbook Llibre de Sent Soví. Crema catalana is very similar to crème brûlée and thought to be its predecessor.
  • The students at Orlando Culinary Institute’s Le Cordon Bleu Program hold the world record for the largest crème brûlée, which weighed 1,559.96 lbs (725.72 kg).

If you enjoyed learning these crème brûlée facts, make sure to check out our fun facts section with more trivia about your favorite items!

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How to celebrate National Crème Brûlée Day

Would you like to celebrate National Crème Brûlée Day in a special way? Try one of these ideas.

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  • Try making some crème brûlée flavored coffee. What a great way to start your morning on National Crème Brûlée Day!
  • Go out to a restaurant and order a crème brûlée! They might even have different flavors of crème brûlée for you to try.
  • Get the supplies to make your own crème brûlée. You probably already have the ingredients on hand, but might need to pick up crème brûlée ramekins and a butane torch to caramelize the sugar on top.
  • Invite your friends over to make crème brûlée together! Cooking is always more fun when shared with others.
  • Light a crème brûlée scented candle to spread the smell of crème brûlée through your home all day long!

If you’re looking for more national dessert days to celebrate check out National Coconut Cream Pie Day, National Blueberry Pie Day, National Peach Cobbler Day, National Carrot Cake Day and National Frozen Yogurt Day.

More days like National Crème Brûlée Day

National Crème Brûlée Day isn’t the only dessert themed national day during the year. Check out these other special days dedicated to sweet treats!

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More July 27 national days

Did you enjoy learning about National Crème Brûlée Day? Well you’re in luck, July 27 is host to more than just one national day! 

Blocks that read July 27, to celebrate the July 27 national days, above a single flower and heart shaped coffee cup on a saucer.

Here is a complete list of all the July 27 national days:

  • National Crème Brûlée Day
  • National New Jersey Day
  • National Love is Kind Day
  • National Scotch Day
  • Bagpipe Appreciation Day
  • Take your Pants for a Walk Day
  • Walk on Stilts Day

National days in July

There are close to 2000 national days in the year and over 150 of them are celebrated in July. To see them all, have a look at this post to discover more about the national days in July 

If you enjoy puzzles, be sure to also check out our July-themed word puzzles including our July word search printable of national days, 4th of July word search puzzle and 4th of July printable word scramble.

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Is food your thing? Each day of the month has a food or drink associated with it, too. You’ll find all the July food holidays here.

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