This dessert is called ‘Purin à La Mode’ in Japan. ‘Purin’ is a Japanese name for Creme Caramel. According to Wikipedia, this dessert was invented by a hotel in Yokohama to entertain wives of American GHQ officers after World War Ⅱ. I never knew that, but this dessert was always popular at family restaurants and cafes when I was young.

It is easy to make. You don’t need to make Creme Caramel from scratch. I bought it from a supermarket, because it is hot in Melbourne now and I don’t want to use the oven. This is a perfect entertaining dessert on a hot summer day. Google with the word ‘プリンアラモード’ for inspirational images.


Creme Caramel

Additional Ingredients
  1. Fruit
    Canned/Fresh Peaches, Canned/Fresh Pineapple, Kiwi Fruit, Melon, Strawberries, Cherries, Banana, Orange, Apple, etc.
  2. Dairy
    Whipped Sweetened Cream, Ice Cream, Frozen Yoghurt, etc.
  3. Extra for ‘Wow!’
    Wafer Rolls, ‘Pocky’ Sticks, Ice-Cream Cones, etc.
  1. The star of this dessert is Creme Caramel. Decorate it with other ingredients of your choice. This is a great opportunity for you to show off your artistic talent!