These easy Chocolate Pots de Crème are the perfect make-ahead treat. Just 5 minutes of prep time, then chill in the fridge until it’s time for an after-dinner indulgence.
Welcome to the first Pinterest Challenge of the year, my friends. This month’s challenge is all about beautiful desserts for Valentine’s Day!
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In case you are unfamiliar with the Pinterest Challenge, you can see some of my past posts here:
- Peach Almond Breakfast Cookies (a Pinterest Challenge all about peaches!)
- Simple Spring Centerpieces (a total of 14 different ideas!)
- 12 Spring Entry Table Ideas
- Valentine Cloche Decor Ideas
- Strawberry Crumble Bars (one dozen strawberry recipes!)
Easy Chocolate Pots de Crème
My contribution to today’s Pinterest Challenge is this recipe for an easy chocolate dessert that would be the perfect finishing touch after your Valentine’s Day dinner.
It uses only a few basic ingredients and can be made ahead of time, so you can sit back and relax at dinner.
This easy Chocolate Pots of Crème recipe makes four sweet little jars of rich and creamy chocolate magic.
If you’re having a romantic dinner for two, you’ll have two to enjoy after dinner and two more to save for a day or so later.
Or, if you’re having a Valentine’s Day dinner with the kids included, they will love having their own little mini dessert to eat right out of a tiny jar!
Let’s get started!
How to Make Easy Chocolate Pots de Crème
You only need a few very basic ingredients to make this luscious dessert:
- chocolate chips- good quality makes a difference. I used these Ghiradelli Semi-Sweet Premium Baking Chips.
- heavy cream (you could sub Half/Half if you prefer)
- one large egg
- pinch of salt
- optional garnish of whipped cream, fresh raspberries, or mint sprigs
The secret to making these luscious desserts so quickly and easily is a high-speed blender.
Just add the chocolate chips, sugar, egg, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt to the blender, and pulse until combined.
Then, slowly drizzle in the hot cream (which has been heated to boiling in the microwave), and blend on high speed for about a minute.
The heat from the cream will melt the chocolate, cook the egg, and turn everything into a smooth, creamy chocolate mixture.
Pour the chocolate cream into four small Mason jars (4-ounce size), and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
The small jars are perfectly portioned for this rich and decadent dessert.
When you’re ready to serve, just top with a dollop of whipped cream and some fresh raspberries. A spring of mint would also look lovely, or even just a sprinkle of baking cocoa across the top.
These cute little chocolate pots of cream can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge up to 3 days. When you’re ready for dessert, they’ll be waiting for you. 💕
Easy Chocolate Pots de Crème
- 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips good quality chocolate is best
- 2 TBSP granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- ½ cup + 2 TBSPs heavy cream
- whipped cream, fresh raspberries, mint sprigs optional for garnish
- Add chocolate chips, sugar, egg, vanilla, and salt to the blender container. Cover with blender lid, and pulse several times to mix the ingredients.
- Pour cream into a microwave-safe bowl. Heat on high power in the microwave for about 1 ½ minutes, or until the cream is vigorously bubbling.
- With blender on low speed, carefully begin pouring the hot cream into the opening in the top of the blender lid.
- Once all cream has been added, replace the blender cap, and tightly secure the lid.
- Increase blender speed to high, and blend for 1 minute, allowing the hot cream to melt the chocolate and cook the egg.
- Pour the chocolate cream into 4 small Mason jars (4-ounce size), and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
- Pots de Crème can be made up to 3 days in advance. Store in fridge with jar lids in place.
- Serve with a dollop of whipped cream and garnish with fresh raspberries or a sprig of fresh mint.
Now, pop over to Cottage in the Mitten to check out another fun Valentine’s Day treat from Kim. See all the recipes linked below.
Happy Valentine’s Day,
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