Sous vide cooking isn’t just for main courses, but can also be used to prepare desslighterts. Here are my favorites.

Cheese Cake

Based on a recipe from Cook’s Illustrated.


  • 3 graham crackers
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1½ tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt

Crumble crackers in the processor. Melt butter, stir in sugar, cinnamon, salt, and crumbs. Continue stirring for a minute or so, then let cool down.


  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1½ tsp grated lemon zest
  • 12 oz cream cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp salt

Process sugar and lemon zest, add cream cheese and process. Add eggs, cream, lemon juice, vanilla, and salt, and process. Transfer to containers, and cook for 60-75 minutes at 80°C. Let cool down and refrigerate a couple of hours. Add the crumbs before serving.

Rice Pudding

  • ½ cup sweet rice
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • ¼ tsp fresh ginger
  • ¼ tsp salt

Spread the rice across several containers. Mix the remaing ingredients, and fill the containers. Cook for 70 minutes at 92°C. Let cool down and refrigerate for a couple of hours.