Chocolate Pot de Creme


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Chocolate is not my favorite dessert.

Sure, a small square of dark chocolate with a glass of champagne is lovely,
chocolate covered berries are delish,
but other than that
I’m not a huge chocolate dessert eater.

My husband on the other hand is,
and because yesterday was Valentine’s Day,
I made
over the top
chocolate pot de creme.
{ooh la la}

It sounds much fancier than it is,
but trust me, this desert does not disappoint.

The whipped cream was my favorite part,

but the chocolate lovers in the house ate the entire thing.

Chocolate Pot de Creme
6 ounces of dark chocolate chopped
1 cup of heavy cream
1 cup of whole milk
2 egg yolks {large}
1/3 cup of sugar

whisk together the yolks and the sugar

in a medium saucepan over med-high heat
combine the milk and the cream, heat until small bubbles appear along the edges

pour the milk over the chocolate, and whisk gently to melt the chocolate
slowly incorporate the egg/sugar  mixture

return it to the saucepan and cook over med – med/high heat
until the custard thickens, coating the back of a wooden spoon
{this should take about 5 minutes}
stir often so that your custard won’t burn and stick to the bottom
{believe me it’s NOT fun, and burnt chocolate is NOT tasty}

after it thickens, pour into cups/dishes/jars – whatever you are going to use
and let it sit in the fridge until you are ready to serve
{at least an hour}



  1. says

    I love pot de creme. But you’re right–it’s rich! I’ve made it in the oven, and I’ve seen recipes that don’t really cook it completely either.

  2. says

    i do not know
    if we can be friends
    with our chocolate incompatibility


    i am willing to overlook it
    just this once
    since you happened to share
    one of my very favorite chocolaty desserts


    happy valentine’s day too


  3. says

    You’re not a chocolate fan?! If all the food ran out and there was only chocolate to eat for the rest of forever I’d be fine. Fat, but fine! These look faaabulous and I’m definitely planning on making them soon! Pinning :)

  4. says

    I’ve never made pot de creme before, but it sounds so enticing. Yours is beautiful! Feel free to invite us all over for a blogger party. 😉

    Found you through Pint Sized Baker’s Two Cup Tuesday!

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