Sunday, 3 July 2011

Chocolate Pots De Creme

Luscious Chocolate Pots de Creme, served in dainty cups, boast just four ingredients and require only a saucepan and measuring utensils to make. 

A few notes about making pots de crème: be careful to cool the scalded milk a bit so it doesn’t curdle the egg yolks. Yes, I did that the first time around! Second, since this doesn’t bake, the taste of this dessert comes strongly from the chocolate you use. A good bittersweet is essential; I like Ghirardelli. As for the spiced chocolate, I like Lindt’s Chili dark chocolate. If you can find Ibarra chocolate, though, use it by all means instead of the chili-infused chocolate and nix the added vanilla and cinnamon. Finally, play with the whipped cream’s flavoring if you like; I sweetened it lightly with powdered sugar and splashed in vanilla extract, but you can add cinnamon, vanilla beans, or even pepper itself if you want.


1       - cup semisweet chocolate morsels
1       - cup whipping cream
1/2    - cup half-and-half
2       - egg yolks


Step 1
- Combine first 3 ingredients in a heavy saucepan; cook low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate melts.

Step 2
- Beat egg yolks until thick and pale. Gradually stir about one-fourth of hot mixture into yolks; add to remaining hot mixture, stirring constantly.

Step 3
- Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly. Spoon into individual serving containers.

Step 4
- Cover custard and chill.
Yield: 4 to 6 servings


  1. Yum, I've have yet to try type of dessert.

  2. Awesome! I love Pots De Creme! I love the information you provided as well....

  3. I have never tried Pots de creme (I think. Unless I had it without knowing the name...). It looks delicious and beautiful! I LOVE chocolate dessert, and I'll remember to give it a try when I get a chance at a restaurant or somewhere (I am not good with making dessert...).

  4. These pots look amazing! Delicious and creamy - yum!