Easy Chocolate Pots de Crème

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!

As usual, the amazing Cindy from County Road 407 is our host, and if you’ve found your way here from Everyday Edits (and Laura’s delicious-looking pretzel Hershey Kisses), just let me say, “Welcome to The House on Silverado!”

If this is your first time here, I invite you to subscribe or follow on Instagram so you’ll always know when the next Pinterest Challenge is posted!

In case you are unfamiliar with the Pinterest Challenge, you can see some of my past posts here:

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.

Easy Chocolate Pots de Crème

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

Ingredients

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
  • sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • optional garnish of whipped cream, fresh raspberries, or mint sprigs

Blend

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.

Easy Chocolate Pots de Crème ingredients

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.

Chill

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.

Serve

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.

Easy Chocolate Pots de Crème

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

Easy Chocolate Pots de Crème

Niky @ The House on Silverado
This rich and creamy chocolate dessert is the perfect make-ahead treat. Only 5 minutes of prep time, then let it chill time in the fridge until you are ready for a silky-smooth chocolate after-dinner indulgence.
Prep Time 5 mins
Chill Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 4 jars
Calories 367 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be viewed as an estimate. Ingredients can vary and The House on Silverado makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.
Nutrition info is calculated without the inclusion of optional garnishments.

Nutrition

Serving: 1jarCalories: 367kcalCarbohydrates: 32.4gProtein: 3.9gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 12.1gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 209mgPotassium: 86mgFiber: 1.4gSugar: 22.4gCalcium: 37mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chocolate
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

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,

Let’s stay in touch! You can subscribe to The House on Silverado, and follow on social media, so you won’t miss a thing!

Facebook —– Instagram —– Pinterest

This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Thank you for reading and supporting my blog.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

More Valentine’s Day Ideas

Valentine’s Day Shopping

29 thoughts on “Easy Chocolate Pots de Crème

  1. LOVE how quick and easy this recipe is Niky! We will be featuring you starting Wednesday at the Creative Crafts Linky Party! Pinned and shared!
    Creatively, Beth

  2. I rarely make anything in an individual jar or cup but this has completely changed my mind! I love this idea and can hardly wait to try it. I already have all the ingredients so it will be on the list for this weekend. I needed to do something with our left over raspberries. 🙂 And like you said, the kids will love it! My kids are grown but they’ll still enjoy having their own mason jar treat. Thank you for joining us and sharing this. pinned

  3. I love this easy and chocolatey Valentine’s dessert! However, *I* would add a HUGE dollop of whipped cream! LOL! I wish I new the meaning of moderation when it comes to chocolate and whipped cream! 😉 Pinned, and love hopping with you!

  4. 5 stars
    Niky, I love this recipe idea! This would be fun to make to share with my husband. I’m so glad yours turned out well; so delicious!

    Enjoy the rest!
    Happy Valentine’s hugs,
    Barb 🙂

  5. This looks so good and so easy to make. I love a good chocolate dessert and this one will become a household favorite I am sure. Thanks for the recipe.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating