Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Chocolate Pots de creme

Not to be confused with ponche de creme- a Trinidadian egg nog with a certain adult twist

From thick and creamy hot chocolate (the warm version of this recipe), to chocolate chip cookies to this recipe--- can you tell that chocolate is my poison?! I made this for my girls' night this last weekend and it was a huge hit! We scraped the very bottoms of our cups and someone may or may not have used their fingers (it might have been me)

(Although I posted this sometime back, I'm linking it up in February for Astleigh and Rachel's Every Girl Link Up. Valentine's Day & Chocolate Pots-- match made in a chocoholic's heaven. )


9 ounces high-quality dark chocolate, chopped (the higher quality the better)
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 cup table cream
6 large egg yolks
4 tablespoons brown sugar (add an extra tablespoon if using bitter chocolate)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar


Place the chocolate in a blender and blend for about 30 seconds.

Whisk the milk, 1 cup cream, egg yolks, brown sugar and salt in a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan over medium heat.

Free range eggs are almost always this orange colour… Love it!

Cook, stirring constantly with a heatproof spatula, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the spatula and almost boiling, 5 to 6 minutes.

Immediately pour the milk mixture over the chocolate in the blender.

Cover and blend until combined and smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides of the blender as needed.

Divide the chocolate mixture among ramekins or small cups and refrigerate until set. ( I made almost 11 servings with mine- with all the cream and chocolate, about a 1/2 cup would be a serving)

Served with freshly whipped cream and berries…. I totally forgot to do this for mine.

And there you go, so simple but so, so decadent and delicious. And a great make ahead dessert for a fancy dinner party or girls' night. 

Linking up with 
 Kate and Emily for Tasty Tuesday
 Kristen for Handmade TuesdaySusan for Love From the Kitchen

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  1. This sounds delicious! Maybe I'll try to make it over Christmas break :)

  2. Chocolate pots de creme is different from other Christmas desserts like cake, cookies, and simple chocolates, looks delicious and fairly simple to make.

  3. First time hearing about it! Sounds like it was a huge hit. Oh and now you have me craving Ponche de creme!

  4. YUM! These look delish, thanks for sharing :)

  5. This looks amazing! I think by the time I have my girls' night, I will be all set just looking back through your posts :) xoxo

  6. This looks amazing! I think by the time I have my girls' night, I will be all set just looking back through your posts :) xoxo

  7. I've never tried a "Pots de creme" recipe before, so you can be sure I am pinning this for later :)

  8. These look so decadent and yummy! A must try for sure!


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