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Mocha Dark Chocolate Pot de Creme

I love chocolate! There, I said it! If there is chocolate involved (Except mint chocolate..sorry to mint chocolate lovers!) I am usually right there. Random searching and I found an article about pot de creme. My first though: Pot of cream? Ok, so after reading about it, I found that it is a far more luxurious version, of the humble pudding. Of course, I had to make some. So, I decided to surprise my husband (who asks me to make more dark chocolate–healthier), with this fancy treat. I served it in these cute little espresso cups, that I had received from my wedding (Thank you, Ari and Joe!) and topped it with some soft whipped cream.

Mocha Dark Chocolate Pot De Creme


4 oz of dark chocolate (GOOD Quality baking chocolate), chopped finely

1/2 teaspoon of instant espresso

pinch of salt

1 cup of heavy cream

3 tablespoons of sugar

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1/4 cup of heavy cream (for whipping later)

Cocoa powder (for decoration)


  1. Placed chopped dark chocolate in a mixing bowl
  2. In a saucepan, bring 1 cup heavy cream to a boil (Important, make sure you stay with the pan…heavy cream has a tendency to boil over)
  3. Once it is boiled, lower the heat and add espresso, salt, sugar and vanilla extract and stir well.
  4. Pour hot cream over chopped chocolate and whisk until all the chocolate is melted
  5. Pour mixture into small espresso cups and tap the sides of the cup, to remove any bubbles
  6. Refrigerate for at least 5 hours
  7. When ready to serve, whisk 1/4 cup of heavy cream until foamy and pour over each pot de creme
  8. Dust tops of cream with cocoa powder.

If refrigerated enough and you boil the cream properly, you should get a rich, thick chocolate pudding. Mine came out delicious, although it didn’t set..I have some ideas on what to do next time. I believe that I did not allow the cream to actually boil (a mistake I sometimes make with custards). I also didn’t use a very good quality chocolate (it was all I could find at the store) and the dessert had a bit of grittiness to it. But the flavor was absolutely wonderful. I am definitely going to make this again.



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