Chocolate Pots de Crème

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If you’re looking for a quick and easy decadent dessert that can be made in under 10 minutes, you’ll love these thick and smooth, tiny Chocolate Pots de Crème, with deep rich chocolate flavor!Looking for a quick and easy decadent dessert you can make in under 10 minutes? You'll love these tiny Chocolate Pots de Crème with deep, rich chocolate flavor!

Last year I made Irish Chocolate Pots de Crème for a family gathering, and they were a huge hit!  The tiny ramekins of chocolate were flavored with Bailey’s Irish Cream and tasted amazing!  Because they were so good, I knew I wanted to go back and try the basic chocolate pot de crème recipe! Did you know this dessert can be traced back to France in the 17th century? If it’s been around that long, it MUST be good. It sure is!

If you are a chocolate lover like myself, you absolutely cannot go wrong with this simple recipe!  The recipe takes under 10 minutes to prepare and pop in the refrigerator, then all you need to do is let them fully chill before serving (at least an hour).  I usually mix them up and pop them in the fridge in the morning, to serve later in the evening. Here’s how easy they are to prepare:

Before beginning, place really small bowls or ramekins on a baking sheet (with rimmed edges).  The recipe will make about 9 (1/3 cup) servings, or about 7 (1/2) cup servings. With this dessert, small sized containers are a GOOD thing, as it is a really rich treat! You can store them, once made, for 2-3 days, so it’s easy to make a batch, then grab one when the craving for chocolate hits! Not that I’ve had this personal experience (*snicker, snicker*).

Put chocolate chips, granulated sugar, vanilla, egg, salt in a blender. If using Grand Marnier (which is optional), add this, as well. I used a combination of 1/2 bittersweet (60% cacao) chocolate and 1/2 semi-sweet chocolate chips. Blend these on low for 1 minute, then increase to medium speed for an additional minute. Stop blender, and set aside.

Mixing chocolates and egg in blender

Pour the whipping cream into a large microwave safe bowl. Use a large bowl, because the cream will be microwaved, and will rise up some as it heats. (I used a glass bowl so I could see to make sure the whipping cream didn’t bubble up and over the top of the bowl). Heat whipping cream in microwave on high power for 2 to 2½ minutes, until the cream is REALLY bubbling (needs to be super hot to cook the egg fully when added to blender).

Whipping cream in large bowl

Bubbles in whipping cream after microwaving

Place a funnel into the center hole in the top of your blender lid. Place lid onto blender.

Funnel inserted in blender top

Turn blender on LOW and blend ingredients already in there for 15 seconds. SLOWLY pour the hot whipping cream through the funnel into the chocolate mixture while mixing on low.  Once you’ve added all the cream, put your hand over the top of the funnel (to cover), and turn the speed up to HIGH. Let the mixture blend on high for two minutes.  When done, carefully pour the chocolate, (dividing evenly) into the serving bowls. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour (preferably more) before serving.

Pouring blended chocolate into small serving pots

Pots of chocolate chilling in refrigerator

These can be made 2-3 days in advance, but make sure to cover each dish with plastic if storing that long in refrigerator.  When ready to serve, garnish with a dollop of whipped cream if you want, OR just grab a spoon a take a big old bite of chocolate goodness! It’s thick, it’s rich, it’s smooth, and it tastes decadently amazing!

Spoonful of thick fudgey dessert

Hope you enjoy these delicious little desserts with big flavor!  I told my husband “these are so rich, it’s gonna put hair on my chest!!!”  Ha Ha!  We love ’em, and really hope you will, too! Have a great day.

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Recipe Source: https://thecafesucrefarine.com/chocolate-pots-de-creme/

Chocolate Pots de Crème
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

Looking for a quick and easy decadent dessert you can make in under 10 minutes? You'll love these tiny Chocolate Pots de Crème with deep, rich chocolate flavor!

Category: Dessert
Servings: 9 (1/3 cup) servings
Calories Per Serving: 292 kcal
Author: JB at The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 5 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 5 ounces bitter sweet chocolate , 60%
  • 1 egg , large
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream , or half n' half
  • 2 Tablespoons Grand Marnier , Optional
Instructions
  1. Before beginning, place tiny bowls, mugs or ramekins on a large baking sheet. Set aside. Recipe will yield approx. 9 (1/3 cup) servings or 7 (1/2) cup servings.

  2. Put chocolate chips, granulated sugar, vanilla, egg, salt in a blender. If using Grand Marnier (which is optional), add this, as well. Blend these on low for 1 minute, then increase to medium speed for an additional minute. Stop blender, and set aside.

  3. Pour whipping cream into a large microwave safe bowl. Use a large bowl, because the cream will be microwaved, and will rise up some as it heats. (I used a glass bowl so I could see to make sure the whipping cream didn't bubble up and over the top of the bowl). Heat whipping cream in microwave on high power for 2 to 2½ minutes, until the cream is REALLY bubbling (needs to be super hot to cook the egg fully when added to blender).

  4. Place a funnel into the center hole in the top of the blender lid. Place lid onto blender. Turn blender on LOW and blend ingredients already in there for 15 seconds. SLOWLY pour the hot whipping cream through the funnel into the chocolate mixture while mixing on low.  Once you've added all the cream, put your hand over the top of the funnel (to cover), and turn the speed up to HIGH. Let the mixture blend on high for two minutes.  When done, carefully pour the chocolate, (dividing evenly) into serving bowls.

  5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour (preferably more) before serving. Garnish with whipped cream, if desired (Optional) Can be made 2-3 days in advance. Store, covered with plastic wrap in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Pots de Crème
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/3 cup) serving)
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Potassium 205mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 12g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 8.6%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 3.9%
Iron 11.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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