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Chocolate Pots de Crème

Creamy pots de creme are a decadent French treat. It’s a simple dark chocolate custard recipe with no frills or fuss — simply delicious!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Chill Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 15 minutes
Course: desserts
Cuisine: French
Servings: 8
Author: Kevin



  • Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl or large measuring bowl for easy pouring.
  • In a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan whisk together the milk, cream, egg yolks, granulated sugar and salt. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly with a heatproof spatula, until mixture thickens and easily coats the spatula, about 5 minutes. Be careful not to overcook the custard otherwise eggs might curdle.
  • Immediately pour the cream mixture over the chocolate and carefully stir with spatula to incorporate thoroughly. Pour the chocolate mixture into ramekins or small cups and refrigerate, about 2 hours minimum, to set.
  • Top the chilled chocolate pots de creme with optional chocolate shavings, shards or whipped cream.


Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 203mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 354mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 937IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 4mg