Chocolate Pots de Creme

When you’re looking for a decadent dessert with an elegant nod, turn to the rich and creamy custard-based dessert, Chocolate Pots de Crème.

Chocolate Pots de Creme

Chocolate Pots De Creme (Egg-free!) Chocolate Pots de Crème are a rich chocolate dessert, reminiscent of chocolate mousse– only denser and more decadent
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Chill3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: chocolate, chocolate dessert, Chocolate Pots, chocolate pots de creme, French Inspired, Valentine’s Day, whipped cream
Servings: 6 Pots
Calories: 311kcal



  • 1 cup Heavy cream
  • 1 cup Half-and-half
  • cup Sugar
  • cup Bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips (2 oz.)


  • 3 Egg yolks
  • 1 Egg
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. Pure vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream
  • Candy hearts


  • Preheat oven to 325°.
  • Warm cream, half-and-half, sugar, and chocolate in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until steam rises and chocolate is melted.
  • Whisk together yolks, egg, cocoa powder, and salt together in a bowl. Add warm chocolate mixture in a slow stream, whisking constantly. Stir in vanilla and strain mixture into a measuring cup with a pour spout. Spoon off any foam. Divide mixture among six 3-oz. pot de crème molds or oven-safe ramekins.
  • Cover each mold tightly with lid or foil. Arrange molds in a baking dish, being careful not to let molds touch each other or sides of dish. Transfer dish to oven; add hot water to reach about halfway up outside of molds.
  • Bake pots de crème 35 minutes, then check for doneness. Custard should be just set but still quiver like gelatin. If necessary, bake another 3–5 minutes. When custards are set, remove them from water bath and cool 30 minutes at room temperature; chill until completely cold, preferably overnight.


Per serving, Calories: 311

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories311
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 25g 39%
    • Saturated Fat 14g 70%
  • Cholesterol 201mg 67%
  • Sodium 50mg 3%
  • Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
    • Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
  • Protein 6g 12%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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