Crème brûlée, the sweet velvety dessert is a dining out favorite. A creamy custard topped with a hard caramel shell is simple to make and incredibly special to share and serve. Plus, you get to play with a torch! Armed with a foolproof recipe, it’s time to give it a try. For now, sit back, enjoy a cocktail and try to decide which recipe you’re going to try first.

1. Lavender Creme Brulee: Lavender is not just for soap! The soft scented herb brings a new dimension to the traditional treat. (via Jayme Franklin)

2. Snickerdoodle Creme Brulee: Your favorite cinnamon sugar cookie has been transformed into a delicious dessert. (via Taste and Tell)

3. Salted Caramel Creme Brulee: Not sure if you’re craving salty or sweet? You can have both with this salted caramel crème brûlée. (via Butter Baking)

4. Easy Lemon Creme Brulee: A burst of lemon gives regular crème brûlée a fresh spin. (via At The Picket Fence)

5. Green Tea Creme Brulee: If a recipe contains green tea it surely counteracts all the sugar and cream, right? (via Use Real Butter)

6. Slow Cooker Creme Brulee: Intimidated by a traditional double boiler? Try making crème brûlée in your slow cooker instead! (via The Chic Table)

7. Red Wine Creme Brulee: An excellent choice for your next girls’ night in, this recipe features the bold, rich flavor of red wine. (via Diethood)

8. Orange + Mascarpone Creme Brulee: Traditional crème brûlée takes an unexpected turn with creamy mascarpone cheese and a burst of sunny citrus. (via Live, Love Travel)

9. Breakfast Creme Brulee: Turn dessert into breakfast with a bit of oatmeal, vanilla protein powder and fresh strawberries. (via My Cooking Spot)

10. Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee: You can never go wrong with the classic flavor of vanilla bean. (via Taste)

11. Creme Brulee with Citrus Cardamom and Star Anise: Looking for something with a little more zest? This recipe makes the most of citrus with lemons, limes and oranges. (via Joylicious)

12. Lemon Creme Brulee Tart with Chocolate Crust: If you can’t decide between something chocolately or something citrusy, you can have both with a lemon crème brûlée tart. (via Moonberry)

13. Creme Brulee with Candied Peaches: Gorgeous, fresh peaches are a delicious addition to your dinner table. (via Feast on the Cheap)

14. Earl Grey Creme Brulee: Fragrant and familiar, Earl Grey is perfectly paired with the creamy dessert. (via The Wanderlust Kitchen)

15. Chai Tea Creme Brulee: Another tea-infused recipe — this time it’s with spicy chai. (via All Day I Dream About Food)

16. Coconut Creme Brulee: Using coconut milk instead of heavy cream gives this dessert its tropical flavor. (via Chocolate and Carrots)

17. Chocolate Truffle Creme Brulee: Incoming! A rich, decadent dessert that is a chocoholic’s dream. (via Love and Olive Oil)

18. Bananas Foster Creme Brulee: All the flavor of flambé-favorite Bananas Foster is neatly contained in a sweet little ramekin. (via Foodologie)

Are you a crème brûlée fan? What is your favorite flavor? Share your recipe in the comments.